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My dad is 95, has a pacemaker and says s heart rate is about

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My dad is 95, has a pacemaker and says his heart rate is about 115 for about 30 minutes and now feels that it is slowing. Should we take him to emergency?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

I am a cardiology expert on this site as well.

Yes, this is a reason to go to emergency.

This heart rate is way too high.

We need to find out why it is so high. There are many reasons

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions just reply :)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the rate has gone down to 103 now.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

If he feels fine and it goes below 100 then he should be okay.

Just see his primary doctor or cardiologist tomorrow

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions just reply :)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions just reply :)