Fast heart worries

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hi all i was hoping someone could help with their experiences of a fast heart rate. i am 64 generally in good health, have had all the tests done to check my heart and all normal, but i cannot understand why i have such a fast heart rate. it is always around the high nineties at rest as well, i think the lowest i have seen it was at 74 when i was given a tablet to lower it for a ct angiogram. i do get anxious a bit especially when my ectopics go crazy which of course takes my pulse past 100, anybody suggest anything? thanks

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    Generally speaking anything between 60 - 100 bpm is considered 'normal' although obviously it does depend on individual medical history etc. If no specific reason has been identified for your tachycardia and no specific meds prescribed etc., try some techniques to lower your anxiety/stress - eg meditation.

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      thanks for your reply i am hoping that it will calm down with my ectopics once i fully heal from this sinus septoplasty surgery that has caused s lot of anxiety due to heavy bleeding,

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      it's not unusual for heart rate to become a little unstable following surgery. My husband just had major surgery and he was told he would have arrhythmia afterwards which could range from mild to severe and may or may not rectify itself or possibly would need an electrical shock to set it right. Luckily it settled itself without intervention. If your resting heartbeat stays under 100, you should have no significant problems.

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