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Yes,you need to call an ambulance or take her to ER.
Normal pulse rate for a healthy adult, while resting, can range from 60 to 100 beats per minute.A heart rate over 100 beats a minute is called tachycardia.
Hyperthyroidism is a common cause of an increased heart rate at rest and with mild exertion.Hyperthyroidism(high levels of thyroid hormone) should always be ruled out with blood tests before making the diagnosis of Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia.Thyroid hormone increases the force of contraction of, and the amount of oxygen demanded by, the heart muscle. So it increases the heart rate.
Other causes of high heart rate are:anxiety, or drinking a lot of caffeine-containing beverages,congenital defects, coronary artery disease, chronic disease of the heart valves, or chronic lung disease.
Considering her age of 93 years,high heart rate is of concern & this should be evaluated.She need EKG & other blood tests to rule out any heart disease and/or diagnose any underlying condition & then treatment will be done accordingly.
So bot***** *****ne is that as she had high heart rate/palpitations,she should be taken to ER.
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