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 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 »

I have high BP and anxiety with low heart rate. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. My weight is 84 kg. Since last six months I am in high blood pressure medication. I was taking Telmax 25 initially for two months. The blood pressure levels were 120/80. Then another doctor prescribed me Telsite 40 mg and asked me to stop Telmax 25. With the Telsite...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This heart rate is low. You have to stop the medications. I would advise you to take a combination of Telmisartan 80 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg once a day in morning. Commonly available as Telista-H 80. I am hopeful that your BP would get controlled by this. For...  Read Full »

Can I use nicotex while taking treatment for psychosis and depression?

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

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now, 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? Now, solving your doubt. Nicotex can be ...  Read Full »

What causes rapid heart rate before bowel movement?

Query: Hi doctor,My heart rate goes up to 150 prior to bowel movements. This happens especially when I have an upset stomach. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart rate generally has no relation to bowel movements, but it may increase due to anxiety. Upset stomach can cause stress in body, leading to a rapid heartbeat. The maximum limit to which heart rate can increase is 220 for your age. If resting heart rate is below 100 p...  Read Full »

Can Embeta XR 12.5 cause chest discomfort and abnormal heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, Before six months, I had some abnormal heartbeat. I went to the doctor and he suggested me to use Embeta XR 12.5. Now, from the past four weeks, I feel a little discomfort in the chest area and abnormal heartbeat and used the same medicine by myself. Today I took ECG and got low t-wav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your concern and would like to explain that your ECG recordings do not show any pathological changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So relax and do not worry about it. I just would like to recommend you discussing with yo...  Read Full »

I had rapid heartbeat after using homeopathic HGH. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old and have taken armor thyroid for years with great results. I had been taking 90 mg daily. Last year I started using a homeopathic HGH but did not notice that it had homeopathic thyroid in it too (Somaderm). After a few months, I saw a rapid heartbeat. I went to the do...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem with natural medical products is that even when they are useful, they are not in an exact dose which could be provided in the newly manufactured products. For instance, armor thyroid is extracted from porcine thyroid gland which contains both T4 and T3 us...  Read Full »

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. Balaramareddy

Anesthesiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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