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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Why do I suddenly experience heart flutters and skipped beats while exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 160 lbs. I have been experiencing weird heart flutters and skipped beats. It mostly happens when I am at the gym lifting weight, and taking a deep breath in while doing so. I have always exercised without experiencing such feelin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably having PVCs (premature ventricular contractions), which are extra beats and most of the time are benign and not worrisome. The other possibility is atrial fibrillation, especially, if you have episodes of rapid heart beat. Usually, at this young age, i...  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 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 my ...  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 of...  Read Full »

Please review my ECG report and advice.

Query: Hello doctor, Please review my ECG report. I am on Diltiazem.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report on your ECG (electrocardiography) states that (attachment removed to protect patient identity) there is a presence of nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay. Some of the causes of this disorder are amyloidosis, cardiomyopathy, and electrolyte imbala...  Read Full »

Can you explain the echo reports?

Query: Hello doctor,Ten days ago, my dad collapsed on the street. We rushed him to the hospital and made an echo. Also, he was suffering from high blood pressure but, nowadays his blood pressure is low. This was the first time it happened to him after he took Avodart and Tamsulin. His reports read as f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He probably fell due to low blood pressure induced due to Tamsulosin. However, there are possibilities like heart rhythm abnormalities and rapid heart rate as his heart function is also low. The echo report indicates that his heart function is low and it is 39...  Read Full »

My resting heart rate is increased. Am I at the risk for a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who is fit and active. I do not drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. I smoke about 15 cigarettes a day and drink some coffee and tea, about two or three cups a day. I do not like energy drinks, so I never take them. I am not on any medication. About three we...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your main concern seems to be an increase in resting heart rate and the presence of heart murmurs. Tea, tobacco, and caffeine together increase the heart rate. The fact that your father suffered a heart attack seems to be troubling your mind, causing persistent str...  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 »

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 abnormalit...  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 still experiencing erectile dysfunction in spite of taking the tablet Sildenafil. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,Previously, when I used to take a tablet Sildenafil - 50 mg, it usually worked for me and gave the best result. But for three to four months, it is not providing satisfactory results. When I take this tablet, it shows an abnormal heartbeat and creates heaviness in the chest. It is also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concerns in detail and will surely help you out. First of all, I want to make this concept clear in your mind that the tablet Sildenafil - 50mg is for occasional use. This medicine is helpful to patients for acute treatment, i.e., for short-term periods....  Read Full »

I often have palpitations at bedtime. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 and in good health. For about a year, I have had some strange heart palpitations. They tend to happen at night when I lie down. They are very strong beats and irregular. It lasts only a couple of minutes but is quite scary as it feels like my heart is beating out of control an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Palpitations are very common, and usually, they are not serious until there are accompanying symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting or drop attacks, etc. One of the most common causes of palpitations is anxiety, but it can also be due to heart rhythm prob...  Read Full »

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