Medical Specialty >> Cardiology

Doctors Lounge - Cardiology Answers

Back to Cardiology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. 

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/20/2017.

Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Fast heartbeat


 maiden75 - Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:18 pm

Several times a day my heart feels like it beats fast only for maybe 10 seconds and then goes back to normal. Just before it happens, my chest feels full and my pulse feels like it's slow, THEN it speeds up. Alot of times it happens when I get up and walk around, or bend down. What does that mean? I had a normal EKG, but it didn't happen during the test of course. I have an appt w/a cardiologist soon. My doctor didn't hear anything unusual when listening to my heart while standing or lying down. Any ideas?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:39 am

User avatar Its normal for the heart to change pace. One of the causes of normal tachycardia is a change in posture. It could also be a manifestation of postural hypotension.
As long as your results come back normal I would advise you not to worry about it.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us