I am a 34 y/o male who recently started experiencing rapid heart rates. I have had days where I walked around at 112 HR and some at 117. My usual HR has been 74 resting. I spoke with my doc and he had a ECG, EKG, and stress test done as well as a upper CT with contrast. All of these exams returned with a negative result. The doc informed me that I was just stressed and should take a vacation for a couple of days. My question is can stress cause all this or do I have something I need to worry about. Please provide some feedback. THanks for your support.
Hey, my name is Chrissy. I am a medical care technician. I took an ECG class a few years ago and learned different heart rhythms. When you experience this how long does it last? If it only lasts a few minutes you are probably having tachycardia. My father used to have some kind of arrythmia that would cause that and he would have to take some deep breathes to get it to slow back down. Yes, stress can cause a bit of a rapid heart beat and so can anxiety. If you are getting yourself worked up when this happens it can cause it to keep beating rapidly.
Caffeine and other stimulants can also cause a rapid heart rate, at least for me. No cough syrup, no antihistamines,..sugar can also cause me some palps. Just so aggravating. Trying to pinpoint what causes them each time I get PVC's or such is v,v hard tho. Sometimes they just come for no apparent reason at all. Make sure you stay well hydrated. And, yes stress can be a factor too.
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