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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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My heart is beating faster after endoscopy using local anesthetic spray. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It was over two weeks ago I had my endoscopy. It was not sedated but they gave me the local anesthetic spray but after I had my endoscopy I feel like my heart is beating faster than normal and I feel like my nerves or you can say muscle are like twitching or throbbing and I went to so...  Read Full »

Dr. Padala Balarama Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Local anesthesia toxicity can happen if the spray is used at high concentrations. Usually, they will have 10 percent Lignocaine spray. They can spray maximum 300 mg of drug but for your procedure, definetly they will use less, do not worry. The other symptoms you had a...  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 examination results from annual wellness check-up are as follows. Coronary calcium scan: LMA 0 HU, LAD 185 HU, LCX 1 HU, RCA 90 HU, Total: 276 HU. Routine wellness EKG summary: aortic valve thickened and calcified. Normal mitral valv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 echocardiography has some abnormalities which are age-related and there is no evidence of CAD (coron...  Read Full »

Can I use antipsychotics and antidepressants with Nicotex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from psychosis, anxiety, depression, and panic disorder which used to be at its peak before few months. I used to smoke seven to eight cigarettes a day. I visited a psychologist counselor and she told me to quit smoking by using Nicotex every two hours. But I am scared ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you been diagnosed with psychosis, anxiety, panic disorder, and depression?What were the other medicines apart from Nicotex gums which were prescribed to you? Was any improvement noted after taking those medicines? Nicotex can be taken as many times as you would...  Read Full »

I am 23 with a high heart rate. Should I be concerned?

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 weeks...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 stre...  Read Full »

After taking Atenolol, I feel dizzy and tired. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Atenolol for the past six years. I was prescribed this for a high heart rate. It worked well the first five years. But, from the last year, it has ruined my life. I have no energy. I get light headed and dizzy. I am on 100 mg a day. I am not sure what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is probably Atenolol-induced low heart rate and blood pressure. First, you need to get your blood pressure and pulse rate checked. You should buy an electronic BP apparatus which shows both blood pressure and pulse rate or else you could get it checked from a nea...  Read Full »

I am feeling uneasy and am experiencing frequent palpitations. What tests should I take?

Query: Hello, I am a 19-year-old male, and I have been having frequent heart palpitations and other heart sensations a couple of times daily. I am very uneasy about my heart health. I am going in to get an EKG tomorrow. Should I have any other tests done? An echocardiogram or anything else? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This can be just anxiety or panic attacks or a cardiac arrhythmia like paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) or atrial fibrillation, in which the heart rate suddenly increases and decreases. Blood pressure falls during these episodes, and one has dizziness, ...  Read Full »

After taking the first dose of Sinopharm, I got heart racing with lightheadedness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I do not have any health issues. Initially, I took the first dose of Sinopharm. I got severe diarrhea and stomach cramps. I was given Metronidazole. My intestinal issues got cleared up. But when I waked up in the night, I had an average heart racing two times...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from heart racing, trembling, lightheadedness and dizziness after getting the first dose of Covid vaccine called Sinopharm. Like other medications, this Covid vaccine ...  Read Full »

Since CPET, I have had heaviness in my chest, increased heart rate, and shortness of breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Could you please explain my CPET results to me? I have had DOE for over a year, LL PE a year ago, and a pericardial cyst found at that time. I had CPET two weeks ago. At the end of CPET, I was given 100 % oxygen, and I became sedated and unresponsive for approximately 30 minutes, even t...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history in the attachment (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). Your diffusion capacity is low. You are also having desaturation and breathlessness on exertion. So get done fresh CT (...  Read Full »

My 13-year-old child's resting heart rate is around 50 beats per minute. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 13 years old, and my resting heart rate has been reduced to 50 beats per minute in the smartwatch, which makes me concerned. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Resting heart rate between 50 to 100 beats per minute is still alright based on your age, especially if you are athletic. These electronic devices use light-sensitive photodiodes to detect changes in the capillaries to estimate heart rate, and...  Read Full »

I have increasing muscle pain, chest palpitations, and fluctuation in heart rate. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Would a giant cell myocarditis show on a late enhancement MRI of the heart? I have worrying health issues, and I am increasingly bedridden. I have increasing muscle pain, chest palpitations, slowly increasing heart size, and fluctuation in heart rate with tachycardia and then bradycardia. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Myocarditis can show up on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), but in myocarditis, troponin is markedly raised, and also pro-BNP (pro–B-type natriuretic peptide) levels. In myocarditis, the heart muscle weakens and causes fluid accumulation i...  Read Full »

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