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GAS causing rapid hear rate?
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An_248676 posted:
my heart rate was 140 blood pressure was 150/100.It happend just like last time i am sitting at the computer all of a sudden i fell my heart beat beating string and im bloated and have gas minutes later my hearts racing and at the hospital it stays 128 to 108 it only goes to the 80's after i'm home and have released gas why does this happen?thank you very much
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
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GAS causing rapid heart rate?
Anything medical is seemingly possible today.

"Why does this happen?"

Not sure, though you are not alone on this, as there was a post here 5 months ago titled Irregular/rapid heart rate from trapped gas/air bubbles

In general, some individuals have reported, palpitations (PACs, PVCs), atrial fibrillation (AF), or tachyarrhythmias (tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia/paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, heart rate over 100 BPM) being triggered off by GERD/acid reflux/heartburn, swallowing (food or drink), gas, bloating, belching, burping, or coughing, or after a heavy meal/on a full stomach.

These are known as indirect causes or an "reactive-arrhythmia". This may/can also be a side effect of some foods (which includes additives and preservatives), drinks, or drugs. On the flip side, in some cases, belching, burping, or coughing may/can terminate/relieve an irregular heartbeat/arrhythmia.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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