A sudden stress can increase the heart rate. However heart rhythm disorders may also increase the heart rate. So if there are any symptoms such as awareness of heart beat or skipped beats then this is concerning. Also if this is occurring regularly then please consult a cardiologist. However if this was a one time occurrence then it is most likely due to anxiety.
Can what be life threatening? Which condition was diagnosed?
No it does not mean that. However the cause for the swollen ankles needs to be found out. This may due to a cardiac condition or due to other causes. Further investigations such as imaging studies of the heart, ECG, renal function tests, complete blood count, liver function tests, and thyroid function tests need to be done.
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What is the hemoglobin level?
She is also having a low hemoglobin and suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Please ask her doctor to investigate further to find out the cause of the iron deficiency and also for the treatment.
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Yes anemia may cause an increase in the heart rate.
Both are important. She would be regarded as moderately anemic.
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