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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What are the signs of a healthy heart?

Query: Hi doctor,I had lifted boxes up a ladder into a shelf, and after 15 to 20 minutes, my heart rate went up to 120. I stopped and sat down, then it dropped between 102 to 105, so I started to panic. I went to drink water and walk around, and it stayed above 100 for 36 minutes. It would drop to 98 for a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. If you do not have a previous cardiac issue and your tests are normal, then chances are in favor of a panic attack. Another cause is deconditioning of the heart due to a less active lifestyle. Regular exercise will condition the heart, and this r...  Read Full »

Why do I have sodium blockade in heart after taking Amitriptyline and Diflucan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about the sodium blockade in my heart after using Amitriptyline and Diflucan. I am experiencing tachycardia, bradycardia, and shortness of breath. My heart rate is elevated upon standing. It increases up to 135 beats per minute. It settles down on sitting. At midnight, I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmad Mustafa


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Changes in the heart rate can occur due to a physiological cause. But to be more authentic to know whether it is physiological or pathological, it is necessary to do some investigations. Serum electrolyte, ECG (electrocardiogram), 24-hour Holter monitoring, renal functi...  Read Full »

Please examine the ECG reports and provide a treatment plan.

Query: I was suffering from High bp since 8 yrs. My father is having HCM. in my ecg reports also shows some T inversions . Previously I was adviced to use S-Amlosafe AT 2.5/50. Last month I visited cardiologist he said my Heart beat is low having 55bpm. He changed drug dis time to Eritel AM. From that time...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to iCliniq I have gone through your description. T inversions in ECG can be bacause of BP itself but it occurs only in the lateral leads. I have seen your ECGs also but it is dated 3years. And I have doubt in your ECG that it is not taken correctly as the waves in aVR is usually downwar...  Read Full »

Please help me to know the reason for having cardiac episodes of accelerated heart beat.

Query: Hello, I am a 55 year old woman, with no known medical conditions, and recently started experiencing cardiac episodes of very accelerated heartbeat. I have consulted a cardiologist, and was done extensive blood work, all of which will be attached for your thorough analysis and review. Upon doing a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, I have gone through your all reports. You are having supraventricular tachycardia and it's atrial fibrillation likely from your tracings. Since your heart rate was very high, it was difficult for me to convincingly differentiate between two, atrial fibrillation and psvt which are both suprave...  Read Full »

Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The r...  Read Full »

Why do I have a high heart rate after food, and get angry about small issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a high heart rate after food, and I get very angry about small issues. I had anxiety and depression for about five years. So I took herbals and vitamin supplements. Previously, I used to take Alprazolam and Mirtazapine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to consult a heart specialist for an elevated heart rate. I think that you have high BP also. Further, it would be best to do some physical exercises and meditation for your health in the morning and evening regularly. Your weight is a little bit ...  Read Full »

What does my ECG reports show?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my two ECG reports here. Are they normal? They were taken consecutively, 1 minute apart, the one with 106 heart rate was taken first and the second one with 93 heart rate was taken later). I see some broad peak in the second one. I am not sure if it is an error or somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may rest assured as I have carefully reviewed your health query, including both the attachments with different heart rates (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The peak you are most concerned about is a simply nothing. It is an artifact and is a recording...  Read Full »

Please interpret my EKG for heart rate, chest tightness and fatigue.

Query: Hello doctor, Can my EKG be overread, please? My general practitioner read mine and I would feel better if a cardiologist looked at it. I have a lot of fluctuations in heart rate, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, and dizziness. Labs show a positive D Dimer, elevated SED rate, eleva...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think you are talking about a slight variation in heart rate in this ECG strip. Yes, it is there and it is called sinus arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia is a perfectly normal ar...  Read Full »

I have palpitations and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Over a month ago, I had an episode where my heart started racing out. I got lightheaded and dizzy. I thought it as a heart attack. However, I went to my doctor and he listened to my heart beat, checked my pulse and my blood pressure. He said that everything was fine and I just had a panic...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons for having palpitations followed by dizziness. The most important one being an abnormal heart rate or rhythm which starts suddenly and terminates abruptly. This could be detected by different monitors that you can carry with you and these d...  Read Full »

What is the reason for increased heart rate and chest tightness while standing and walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to four different hospitals over within a year multiple times due to health anxiety and fear of heart failure, heart attack, etc. I am dealing with a lot of muscle tension, all my muscles are tight and I am always checking my heart rate constantly. For some reason, at time...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be due to anxiety. If all your workup is normal, there is nothing to worry about. I advise you to eat healthily, avoid fast foods, alcohol, etc. Do regular exercise, flush all the worries out of your life. There is nothing to worry about, alway...  Read Full »

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