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My 3 year old son has a very rapid heart beat, what could cause

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My 3 year old son has a very rapid heart beat, what could cause this, should I be worried?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 8 years ago.
I am a pediatrician.
Assuming that he does not have have any other problems like a fever etc, I would suggest that you try counting the heartbeat/ pulse rate while your son is asleep.
Normally for kids a heart rate of up to 120 / min maybe normal at rest, with an average of around 105,
If your concerns persist, it would be prudent to contact your pediatrician for specific evaluation and testing,