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High heart beat while exercising

By Anonymous March 15, 2018 - 9:05pm
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My heart rate when I start running is between 200 and 225 for 10 to 15 minutes. Then it settles down a bit to 155 but stil is a bit higher than it should be for my pace.
This started in January. I am a veteran runner and have not added anything new to my regimen. Is this technycardia since the high heart rate isn’t at rest? Any idea what is causing this? Is this something that might self correct?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Your heart beat is very fast indeed. Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. Sinus tachycardia, from the heart's sinus node, is a normal response to exercise, illness, or stress.

There are several types of abnormal tachycardias or arrhythmias . These can come from two places:

Atria (the two smaller chambers on the top of the heart)—called supraventricular tachycardias
Ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart)—called ventricular tachycardia
This condition can be life-threatening. But, it can be treated.
Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.


March 16, 2018 - 8:00am
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