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Q. My heart rate has increased to 220 beats per minute. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Ilir Sharka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 23, 2018

Hi doctor,

The day before yesterday, my heart rate went up to 220 beats per minute which maintained for about three hours and my BP was quite low. I have not done any physical work on that day. The same problem occurred before eight years which maintained for half an hour. Suddenly, this happened to me the day before yesterday. Even, my entire shoulder was paining a lot. So what should I need to do? But everything is fine now. I am feeling a little bit weak. At present, I am taking medicines from homeopathy.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern and your symptoms could be due to anxiety or cardiac arrhythmia. I would recommend consulting your doctor and getting these tests done:

  1. A resting ECG (electrocardiogram) and cardiac ultrasound.
  2. An ambulatory 24 to 48 hours of ECG monitoring to exclude cardiac arrhythmia.
  3. Thyroid hormone levels for thyroid gland dysfunction.
  4. Blood electrolytes for any possible imbalance.
  5. A complete blood count for anemia.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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