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Anxiety and Stress Disorders

I Have An Erratic Heart Rate

02/08/2008

Question:

I took my mother into hospital this morning and while they did her stats, for a laugh they put the `peg` on my finger. Then their faces changed as my heart rate went from 80 - 120 then backwards and forwards and then they advised me to mention it to my doctor on my next visit. Do you think I need to? Thanks for you help.

Answer:

I'm sorry, this is not really our topic area.  However, a place to start would be taking your own pulse.  Then, I would encourage you to see your physician if you have any questions or concerns.

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Response by:

Nancy   Elder, MD Nancy Elder, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati