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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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I am having unexplained chest tightness and heart rate changes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male with no current known medical conditions or history of heart problems. I am fit and active. Currently training for my second ultra marathon, and my diet is relatively healthy. I do not smoke. I used to drink two to four beers a week. I have previously been a heavy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. So, in summary, you are fit and active but a drinker, have an issue with palpitations, have slightly raised GGT (gamma glutaymyltransferase), and have rec...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old with abnormal findings in ECG and high heart rate. Please provide your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 158.7 pounds. Recently, I underwent a cardiology examination, and the results have left me quite concerned. During the checkup, I was very nervous, which might explain the higher beats per minute observed. Upon reviewing the results,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, I have reviewed your attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Except for your heart rate which is around 107, there are no other significant abnormalities. So, overall ECG (electrocardiogram) is fine. Elevated heart rate may be due to anxiety. In the AVF (au...  Read Full »

I have a rapid heartbeat and breathlessness after COVID-19. Why?

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 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 »

My pulse rate increased, and I have chest pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest pain in the left side of my torso, which started last week. The pain radiates from the left side of my neck to the left arm, and it is burning, gnawing, and constant. The chest pain is accompanied by nausea, heart palpitations, higher heart rate, bowel disruptions, hoarsenes...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The change in the heart rate from 60 bpm (beats per minute) to 100 to 120 bpm can be due to various reasons such as anxiety, stress, fever, anemia, thyroid disorder, certain medicines, or the heart's electrical system abnormality. If it is due...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism and my heart rate fluctuates. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a moderately fit female (running 6.21 to 9.32 miles). My height is 5' 6" and weight is 149 pounds. I have hypothyroidism, and I am on Levothyroxine. My TSH is around 1.5 mIU/L. My question is about a fluctuating resting heart rate. According to my sports watch, my RHR can be between...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have chronotropic incompetence (an inability to increase heart rate with exercise). This could be a consequence of hypothyroidism. However, I understand that it remains persistently high, possibly due to autonomic disturbances. My advice is to keep exercising at a l...  Read Full »

I have an abnormal heartbeat with pain in my neck and shoulder.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female weighing 97 Ibs. 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 e...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have chest pain that gets exaggerated with a deep breath. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a previous history of frequent palpitation with a heart rate of more than 170 bpm along with SOB and lethargy. For the past 1 week, I have got chest pain on the left side during relaxation and the pain is sometimes worst with a deep breath. Sometimes I feel pain when I am lying do...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to suggest you to have take an ECG (echocardiogram) done at the time of the palpitations or alternatively Holter monitoring (a tiny, wearable gadget that monitors the heartbeat) for 24 to 48 hours can be taken if the palpitations occurs daily. Without ECG ...  Read Full »

I have increased heartbeats since 12 weeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having increased heartbeats for 12 weeks now, and yesterday it went up to 150 bpm, and I had to take an emergency ECG. Can you tell me if this ECG reading is fine? Is anxiety causing this condition, or is there anything else? Last night it was beating irregularly. I am terrif...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have not uploaded any ECG, or it may be due to some technical issue. For raised heart rates, please take tests like hemoglobin and thyroid function (Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and then triiodothyronine (T3)). In ...  Read Full »

Why hypothyroidism causes fast heartbeat and jaw lock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 17. The doctor gave me a prescription and he told to come for a review. I finished the prescribed medicine and did not go back to the doctor since my mother told me I was fine already. Now at the age of 21, I am suffering from a fas...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. Hypothyroidism is associated with problems with the temporomandibular joint (the joint which connects the two jaws). It is also associated with milk secretion from the breast without pregnancy and tiredn...  Read Full »

I have BP, irregular heartbeat, and anxiety. Please help.

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 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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