Abnormal Heart Rate

Abnormal heart rate is when the heartbeats are slow, fast, or irregular. These irregularities in the heartbeats are called arrhythmia. Most heart arrhythmias are harmless, but in some cases, it can be due to structural or functional defects in the heart.

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I am a 24-year-old female with chest pain, increased heart rate, and abnormal EKG. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abnormal EKG during ER visit this week. I am a 24-year-old female who has been experiencing chest pain, tightness, fainting, and tachycardia for the last few months. It got so bad this week that I went to the ER. I will include the notes from my EKG below. I have also been seein...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Apart from a fast heart rate, ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal. Causes of a fast heart rate can be anxiety, fever, dehydration, anemia, and thyroid disorder, especially if the heart rate remains that high even at relaxed and calm times. C...  Read Full »

Will I get a stroke if my heartbeat increase during an exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 76-year-old woman, weigh 121 lbs, BMI 20. The exam results from annual wellness check-up are as follows: Coronary calcium scan: LMA 0, LAD 185, LCX 1, RCA 90, Total: 276. Routine wellness EKG summary: aortic valve thickened and calcified. Normal mitral valve with mild mitral r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, answering your queries, you should visit a cardiologist regularly and avoid strenuous activities in order to reduce the risk of acute coronary syndrome. Your echo has some abnormalities which are age-related and there is no evidence of CAD. However, calcium ...  Read Full »

I have visible pulse on both sides of my neck, and I can feel strong pulse as well. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have visible arterial pulses on both sides of my neck. Also, I have a pretty strong pulse as well. I went to several heart doctors last year, and I did multiple tests, all tests' results came back normal, and doctors said that I was fine. So I just wanted to make sure that all is good a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest checking the vitals blood pressure and pulse rate. Check whether these visible movements are venous or arterial because in increased RV (right ventricular) pressure, jugular veins pressure increases and are seen. If you can feel it by placing a finger on it, ...  Read Full »

I have had an abnormal heartbeat for more than a year, along with heaviness around the eyes and head. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female weighing 44kg. I have been having an abnormal heartbeat for over a year now. My heartbeat is fast every time I eat a heavy meal or sugary food, and it takes about an hour to slow down. Even when I am relaxing or wake up from sleep, my heartbeat feels fast. My eye...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms seem to indicate something to do with the thyroid gland, as you are also underweight, and along with the other symptoms, this could be a case of hyperthyroidism. I would also suggest getting an ECG done to exclude anything e...  Read Full »

Are pounding heart and skipped heartbeat signs of atrial fibrillation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. My blood pressure is low and normal. I have never had any heart issues except palpitations when pregnant 10 years ago. They did a cardiac ultrasound at that time, which was normal. Just over a week ago, I started feeling, intermittently during the day, as if...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your detailed narration and understand your concerns. The ECG (electrocardiogram) recordings are clearly suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AF) and there is no doubt about it. The P-wave is absent and the rhythm is irregular. Both are suggestive ...  Read Full »

Why are there abnormal readings in my ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 55 years old and I got an ECG done. I will upload a photo of the ECG printout. I would like it to be reviewed whether it is a normal ECG. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) report shows (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), sinus rhythm early RBBB (right bundle branch block) has no significant ST (the interval between ventricular depolarization and repolarization) and T wave abnormalities ...  Read Full »

Is my heart racing due to a drug interaction?

Query: Hi doctor, Five days ago, I had a drug interaction. I was cleaning my wood pellet stove, running up and down the stairs to get tools from my workshop, and during the process, I noticed I was sweating, and my heart was racing. I sat down in front of my clock and checked my heart rate, it was 162 BPM....  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the detailed history. Your three prescription drugs, Ritalin, Zoloft, and Seroquel, would not have caused the tachycardia and high blood pressure. There can be two causes of the increased heart rate. One could be due to Minoxidil, as you said but there i...  Read Full »

I am experiencing several different low heart rates during the same night. Is it bradycardia?

Query: Hello doctor,I own a Fitbit smartwatch. My resting heart rate, and my lowest heart rate at night, is relatively low. However, I am neither particularly young nor extremely fit although I train a little daily and have done so all my life (cardio and gym). I have enclosed some pictures that first show...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. According to your symptoms, you have suffered from low heart rate during sleeping time, insomnia, and low body temperature.Average resting heart rate during sleeping time may vary from person to person. Resting heart rate during sleeping ti...  Read Full »

I am experiencing rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath after the COVID-19 attack. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had COVID-19 a month ago, followed by bacterial bronchitis for which I have been treated with antibiotics and the treatment was stopped two weeks ago). However, I still have problems with any physical effort (even just walking or climbing two flights of stairs), pounding, rapid heartbea...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get pulmonary function test (PFT) done to rule out asthma and bronchitis. PFT (pulmonary function test) will also tell you about the severity of the disease, and treatment is based on severity only. You may need ...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure with irregular heartbeat and anxiety issues. Kindly review my reports and suggest what medications I should take.

Query: Hello doctor, I have high blood pressure, and my heart rates are high. Kindly review my reports and let me know what treatment I should take. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I saw the files you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). My suggestions are: 1. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) has sinus tachycardia means your heart rate is above 100 beats per minute and the origin of the act...  Read Full »

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