Question by  mpresto (14)

Do I need to call the doctor if I have a rapid heart rate?


Answer by  Misstrish (27)

Normal adult heart rate in resting is 60-100 beats per minute. It is sometimes normal for increased heart rate, if you were startled, or exercising, or under stress. If you become dizzy, light headed, or have any sort of pain resulting from the rapid heart rate, then you should call the doctor.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Yes, this might be a sign that something serious is wrong. You might want to go to the emergency room if this continues. Other signs are sweating, pains in chest and back between the shoulder blades. You might find out of there is a history of heart problems in your family.


Answer by  BobMed (16)

The importance of a rapid heart rate depends on the situation. If you just went for a 3 mile jog then it is normal. If you are extremely nervous about an important event then you do not need to call your doctor. If you have chest pains, use drugs, or a history of heart problems then call your doctor.


Answer by  Cheryll (152)

No, not necessarily but if the patient complains of chest pain and difficulty of breathing then it's time to call for the doctor. The patient has a rapid heart rate or tachycardia because of extreme anxiety or become tired due to a strenous activity. The patient should first relax and take a deep breath to decrease rapid heart beat.

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