Increased Heart Rate

Increased heart rate at rest is called tachycardia. There are a lot of conditions that can increase the heart rate. Some of the common causes include electrolyte imbalance, alcoholism, congenital heart problems, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, some medicines, smoking, and lung problem.

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Is my increased heart rate related to the COVID vaccine I took recently?

Query: Hi doctor, I had the Covishield vaccine on the twenty-fourth of the last month. There was a high fever, muscle pain, and weakness within 24 hours of taking the vaccine. That was cured after taking paracetamol. I am having the problem of my heart beating faster since then. I find this heart probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms like weakness, joints pain, weakness, and high heart rate may occur post-vaccination due to inflammatory response by the body to vaccine products. These are not serious symptoms. These usually persist for two to three weeks, sometimes even longer. ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having an increased heart rate during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. She has known tachycardia and had an unsuccessful ablation at 11 years old. Around six weeks ago, using pulse oximeter I have at home, I noticed her resting heart rate had dramatically increased. It went from an average of around 100 to around 130 and 140, so...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tachycardia, which she had, was mostly probably PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or other SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which are usually episodic in nature. So, the reading which you had of 123 was probably not due to her old heart problem PSVT, but ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion,...  Read Full »

I have attached my ECG report. Does it indicate any serious problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. I am a 30 year old male. Kindly review my ECG reports and suggest whether they are normal or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is an old one and having some changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is increased rate in leads 2, 3, AVF, V5, V6, ST segment sagging and T inversions. You should get a fresh ECG and a repeat echo and stress test. If these stay within no...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have shortness of breath with a fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath, fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. According to the CXR (chest x-ray) film that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity),...  Read Full »

Why is my heart rate always above 100 bps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. Even though I am healthy, I am always having a heart rate of 100 and above. What may be the possible cause for this? I had previously performed an ECG.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a sinus tachycardia. A sinus tachycardia is a sinus rhythm with an elevated rate of impulses, defined as a rate greater than 100 beats per minute in an average adult. The normal resting heart rate in an average adult ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minu...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism cause increased heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a high TSH of 10 mIU/L with increased heart rates. My ECG is normal and my blood pressure is high with a level of 160/100 mm Hg. After ten minutes, it was 140/90 mm Hg. I want to know whether a hypothyroid patient have an increased heart rate. I am taking Thyronorm, Multivitamin tab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your tests show that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. It means that you have elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) with T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) within normal ranges. TSH is produced in the pituitary gland inside the cranium near the brain. This...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent increased heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 63 years old. Her heartbeat has gone up, and I got the ECG done. I have attached the reports. She usually gets on and off increased heartbeat, and it lasts for a short while. But since yesterday, her increased heart rate is persisting. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia). It is an abnormal form of heart rate elevation (arrhythmia). This can be problematic if her heart rate remains elevated for a long time. This can be an age-related problem. However, the possibility of structural...  Read Full »

What causes elevated heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having neck stiffness and headache as soon as I wake up. I am feeling tired throughout the day. My Apple shows elevated heart rates today. They are 130 mm Hg, 140 mm Hg, 150 mm Hg at different times of the day like 12 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM. Is there something wrong to get worried? I have g...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, what you were doing when you had an elevated heart rate? Are you were walking, sleeping or exercising. Did you have any symptoms associated with this high heart beat like chest pain, dizziness or shortness of breath? Do you smoke or have alcohol. Also, upload you...  Read Full »

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