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My hearbeat rate has been between 150 - 160 all day. I have

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my hearbeat rate has been between 150 - 160 all day. I have no history of heart problems i HAVE NO CHEST PAIN BUT DO FEEL A BIT TIGHT IN THE CHEST AND JAW. mY BLOODPRESSURE IS FINE.
JA: Have you used any medication for the tightness?
Customer: nO
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the tightness?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
74 female
yesterday evening
chest tightness + jaw
breast cancer 6 yrs ago
not for any heart conditions
I took antiacid last night (rennies)
generally excellent health

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Thank you for waiting.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
I understand your concern.
Normal heart rate varies.

It is usually from 60-100/ min.
There can be a few causes for increased heart rate.
Anxiety or stress can cause it.
Caffeine, alcohol, drugs etc. can increase the rate.
Sometimes, heart issues, arrhythmia, ischemia can cause it.
As you are having chest tightness & the rate is so high, I would advise to take an examination in urgent care or ER.
An EKG, echo, blood work can be taken.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
Your satisfaction is my goal.

Wish you a healthy life.

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