Re: prolonged rapid heartbeat and arrhythmia - worry?
About a month ago I started having an elevated HR with episodes of really rapid HR with a panicky adrenaline feeling. So far I've had two heart moniotors, and EKG and an echocardiogram. The echo did find an abnormality that I was born with, but it has nothing to do with the elevated HR. (I'm 46 and usually have a HR of 65-68). So he and my GP have given me pills to help me sleep for a couple of weeks and check back (we're thinking anxiety). Anyway, long story short, there are a LOT of things that can tell your heart to beat rapidly, so in the short term, just take some deep breaths and plan on making an appointment with your Dr. to get checked out. If anything, it will give you peace of mind.