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When I exercise and get my heart rate up, my heart beat feels

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When I exercise and get my heart rate up, my heart beat feels almost like wheezing... This is the only way I know how to describe it...

Do you have breathlessness, chest discomfort, nausea, sweating, palpitation?
What is the heart rate when you feel this sensation?
Any significant past medical history?

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Heart rate is probably around 160-170 bpm , I am sweating but only because I am exercising. No nausea or chest discomfort. I have always been healthy, no issues, I did smoke from age 16-30.

With no other significant symptoms; this is unlikely to be pointing to strain on heart or heart ischemia (low oxygenation), during exercise. Still one need to work on the cautious side for these issues and a stress cardiac test and a 24 hour Holter monitoring is advised to look for irregular beats or missed bests (heart arrhythmia), which can be responsible for the symptom. Meanwhile it is advised that you should not let your heart beat climb beyond 150-160.

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I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


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