Too high pulse rate?


I'm new to this board, but read a lot of good info yesterday.
I was wondering what might have caused my pulse rate
to jump to 100 while just sitting and watching tv? I waited
it out and an hour and a half later it came slowly down
to normal around 70.

What's the recommened course of action should this happen again, and should I have gone into ER or done something else?



info I had

by lryegbert - 2008-11-29 02:11:36

Welcome, Watch this and let your cardie know what happened. I had my heart rate go nuts 140 to 50 back to150 this went on for hrs then i went to the er 24 hr like this with drugs they got it to stop jumping but it stoped on 110 bpm.this went on 5 more days they could not stop it with drugs set me up for an alblation ?? spelling Then while wating I got very sick lost everything i had in my belly BUT when it was over my hr was back yo normal 3 weeks later all is fine. just keep a eye on it don't try to get it to stop if it goes nuts GO TO THE ER


by aldeer - 2008-11-29 06:11:22

It might depend on what your settings are. Mine is set at 60 to 130 and if I watch something very stressful on TV, mine will rise to 100 or if I am just too tired and doing dishes. I find that whenever I have a problem taking long slow breaths (in and out) really help to calm everything down. aldeer

Yep, just let it be.....

by Bionic Beat - 2008-11-29 09:11:00

IMO, the best thing to do is to stop taking your pulse unless you are having symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pains.

These pacemakers work so well, they do respond to all kinds of things......when I watch tv, I'm usually lifting a cuppa tea or reading parts of the paper at the same time.

As others have said, if it's sports or an emotional show, you're going to get a response.

A heartbeat of 100 is nothing to worry about, certainly wouldn't go to the ER for it!

As Frank says, you'll leave yourself open to unnecessary and dangerous procedures & unnecessary expenses.

Just take it easy and's hard at first but becomes second nature.

Bionic Beat

Not a problem.

by ElectricFrank - 2008-11-29 09:11:18

A HR of 100 isn't unusual. After getting a pacer there is a tendency to notice things like this more. Some things that can cause it:

A large meal.
Eating certain foods like spicing Mexican.
Eating something we are alergic to.
Emotional stuff like a ball game on TV
Movement if you have Rate Response turned on.
If your heart just feels like it (lol)

I would avoid going to the emergency room unless you are having other symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, or your HR goes higher. It is all too easy to get some unnecessary med or procedure that just causes future problems.

If I have a glass of wine with spicy food my HR will go as high as 120 for a couple of hours. I just wait for it to come down. The long slow breaths that Aldeer mentioned can be very helpful. I call it Longness of Breath.


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by franko1966 - 2008-11-30 12:11:29

depends also if you have a fast heart rate,mine is in upeers and 90,when i walk at the mall sometinmes it jumps over 100,mabeit was what you were watching or,at someting

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by ElectricFrank - 2008-11-30 12:11:36

I also repeatedly lift a cup of coffee (or a beer) while watching TV. That way I can tell my doc that I get over an hour of exercise a day. (G)


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