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My heart rate is at 190-200, I noticed while sitting at my

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My heart rate is at 190-200, I noticed while sitting at my desk at work that I could feel my heart beating hard in my neck. I took my pulse on my neck and it's at 19 to 20 beats per 10 seconds. I am a healthy 44 year old woman. Should I seek medical attention?
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
When did the symptom start?
If you feel 19-20 beats/ 10 sec. it comes around 120/ min
Where are you counting 190-200?
Do you feel any other symptom?
Do you have any other past illness?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This just started within the past 5 or 10 minutes. I was checking my pulse on my neck. I was just noticing that my heart beat was noticable in my neck and chest which I haven't experienced before. I'm not feeling any other symptoms. I have had pericarditis before from an injury (accident).

Thank you Gina, for the information,
Normal heart rate in adult varies from 60-100 beats per minute.
Increase in rate can occur from different causes.
Mild increase in rate can occur from anxiety & stress which can settle down with relaxation.
But if it is such high like 190-200, you need to go to ER for an evaluation by doctor.
EKG, echo & other tests need to be taken.
Heart related issues should be ruled out.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
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