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Very wirried. My mother aged 67 has a fast heart rate. She

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Very wirried . My mother aged 67 has a fast heart rate . She went to hospital for a endoscopy but was very nervous and heart rate showed 132. At home it's usually 80-90 .What can cause this .She is on blood pressure tablets and asprin
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

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.

Take care.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Can these be life threatening ?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

Can what be life threatening? Which condition was diagnosed?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Can a fast best mean heart failure? She has swollen ankles too for about 2 , 3 years now
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

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.

Take care.

Please rate the answer with a positive rating.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
All
Bloods have been done renal liver etc and all seem ok. However platlet is 515 and ferritin is 8. What can this
Mean ?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

What is the hemoglobin level?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hemaglobin is 10.6 n ferritin 8
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

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.

Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Please don't forget to rate the answer with a positive rating.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Can this iron issue be
Linked to heart rate ?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Yes anemia may cause an increase in the heart rate.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok
Would
She be regarded as very anemic with ferritin of 8 and hemaglobin of 10.6?Which is
More important ?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

Both are important. She would be regarded as moderately anemic.

Take care.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thx a lot
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 12 months ago.

Dear customer,

You are welcome.

Thanks.

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