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Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition where the heart beats too fast or slow or might be irregular. Palpitations, chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, etc., are the symptoms of abnormal heart rhythm. Stress, anxiety, congenital heart disorders, heart blocks, and ischemic heart disease are some of the causes of abnormal heart rhythm.

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I am experiencing fluttering and palpitations in my heart. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. Last year I was suffering from palpitations and was sent for an ECG, whose report I have attached. My doctor said ECG was fine. Yesterday I had a fluttering in my heart again, which lasted about 5 seconds, but my heart was beating fast for about 10 minutes. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your uploaded test results (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are normal, only sinus tachycardia is there. Nevertheless, I would recommend you perform 24 to 48 hours of ambulatory ECG (Electrocardiogram) monitoring to study your heart rhythm bett...  Read Full »

My ECG shows a normal sinus rhythm with an early repolarization pattern. Is my heart healthy now?

Query: Hi doctor,I received my ECG result, and it indicates a normal sinus rhythm but also shows an early repolarization pattern. Previously, I was on Carvedilol for the same condition. My current medication regimen includes taking Amlodipine 5 mg once a day and Rosuvastatin 10 mg once a day. In the past, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. I understand that receiving a medical diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. I am here to provide some information to help clarify your c...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and also suffer from an increased heart rate. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a heart condition called AF. Every three to four months or so I suffer fast HR of about 140 bpm lasting for about two to three hours. Thereafter, for three to four months, everything is normal. My last cardiogram shows AF, left anterior fascicular block, abnormal R...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac rhythm abnormality that occurs in cardiac as well as noncardiac illnesses. In this, the atria of the heart do not contract, instead, these fibrillate. The risk of stroke is high in atrial fibrillation. Abnormal R wav...  Read Full »

I can feel my heartbeat harder than usual, several times a day. Is that arrhythmia?

Query: Hello doctor, I can feel my heartbeat harder than usual, several times a day. I have undergone electrocardiography (ECG), and the nurses told me that my condition is normal as my heart often takes a few milliseconds longer breaks in between beats, so they work hard to catch up. However, for me, this...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What they told you was correct. These are due to premature beats. When a premature beat comes, the next beat is delayed, called a compensatory pause. This delayed beat is harder than normal ones. Such beats are common in healthy people. These are diagnosed on electro...  Read Full »

My father is diabetic and hypertensive, and his ECG is abnormal. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 68 years old, and he has had diabetes and hypertension for a long time. He is taking medication for diabetes and hypertension. He got his annual health check-up done two months ago. On ECG, it was showing a large PTFV1 value, normal sinus rhythm, inverted T wave, and short QR...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and will help you out. I have seen the ECG (electrocardiogram) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows minor changes in the heart. There has been no major acute event, which is a good sign. But the dang...  Read Full »

I experienced heart arrhythmia few years back and I still have some symptoms. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, A few years ago, I experienced heart arrhythmia for the first time. I still have them up to this day. I visited my doctor and cardiologist multiple times to examine my heart. The answer was always the same: It is due to stress; we cannot see anything abnormal. Now, in this time span, I st...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your ECG (electrocardiography) and Holter monitoring report. Get echocardiography also done, as alcoholics have damaged hearts.   Read Full »

I have heart palpitations and skipped beats. Is it because of the Zoloft I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I started having heart palpitations and skipped beats three years ago. I was on Lexapro at the time, and I learned that SSRIs could impair heart rhythm. I quit using Lexapro and have been seeing Psychiatrists find a medication that works for me. Now, I am on Zoloft 50 mg and still have sk...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your challenges. Often, people develop a notion that they suffer from heart diseases because of their experiences with palpitations and skipping a beat. But rarely, that is not the case. Most of the time, they are not due to heart issues but benig...  Read Full »

My mother's CT showed dilated left ventricle internal dimensions. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has heart palpitations at night. She has had high blood pressure for many years and is currently taking tablet Exforge HCT 5 mg/160 mg/12.5 mg. I want to show a heart doctor two results of my mother's echocardiogram, one taken today and another one a year before. It says, 'di...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. LV (left ventricle) is slightly dilated, but this is not cardiomyopathy. The mitral valve is prolapsing and leaking, not severe. There is no need of worrying. Only annual Echocardiography surveillance is all that is needed. Control blood pr...  Read Full »

What are the causes of an increased heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had a heartbeat of 204 bpm yesterday, and today she had 104 bpm. She is under treatment in another country. Doctors are unable to find the reason. CT scan, BP, etc., are all fine. I need your advice on what could be other possible reasons. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What were her symptoms during the heart rate of 204 bpm? Could they perform an ECG during heart of tachycardia? Was this the first time or she had episodes prior to this? Now the common possibilities here are arrhythmias like PSVT or Atrial fibrillation. These are commo...  Read Full »

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