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What could cause to get a rapid heart beat of 105 blood

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What could cause to get a rapid heart beat of 105 blood pressure normal
175/78 no chest pain or breathing problems sitting in a chair relaxed problems
take medication treated for high blood pressure no other heart problems
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 6 years ago.

Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.

Several things can cause a heart rate to be higher than normal. Caffeine intake, certain over the counter medications like Excedrin (because it contains caffeine), cough and cold medication can cause a higher than normal heart rate because of the decongestant that they contain, also, dehydration, being in hot/cold weather, being inactive then suddenly being active again, heart attack, heart rhythm problems, and the list goes on. Your blood pressure is also a bit high (especially the top number). If you are not in any acute pain or distress and you are at rest, that could still signify a heart problem such as a rhythm problem. I would like to suggest for you to have an EKG to evaluate the actual cause so you can get it treated.

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