Asked by arman
Why When I Bend Over My Heart Beat Get Faster?
hello,i am 21 years old,my problem is:when i bend over or bend down (for example to pick up some thing from floor) my heart beats get faster (may be about 140-190) and my heart does not work strong i mean it contracts very incomplete and i dont have pain in my chest or my arm during this condition but i feeling abnormal sensing in my chest may be because of changing of breathing during this condition,and cough and feeling of cough is another symptom,these accidents last 20-45 secends..first i exprienced these when i was 19 years old and untill now i exprienced 9 episodes.two episodes are almost diffrent from others: 1-one time these last more than 1 minute(longer than other episodes) and so my eyes get darker and i cant see exactly and my ears cant hear exactly and i heared whistle.2-one time my heart beat gets about 100 with very strong contraction that i feel my heart contracthion in my chest that contacts my chest very strong.i have done EKG,exercise test,echo cardiography but my doctor said:"i cant find abnormal thing"!my pressure is normal(12 systole 8-9 diastole)but my hematokrit is higher than normal it is 54%(i am male)....when these happen i fear(it is very scary)-there is no congenital heart disease in our family- and now i want to know when it happens what should i do in order to back it to normal rate?what should i do as i bending over to prevent of this problem?what is traetment both drug and sergury or other precedures?polycythemia can cause this problem when i bend over?and why this happen? thanks
It sounds like you may have some type of arrhythmia. If your physician cannot identify it at a scheduled appointment, I encourage you to go to the emergency room or call an ambulance as soon as it happens and the symptoms are present. If it does not last long enough for all of that, be sure to sit down if the symptoms occur so you do not fall from the symptoms. I encourage you to try to mimic the situation in the doctor's office so the exact issue can be diagnosed and treated.
Best of luck,
Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD