Why Does My Heart Beat Faster When I Bend Over?


Asked by arman

Why Does My Heart Beat Faster When I Bend Over?

Hello, I am 21 years old. My problem is that 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. I don't 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. 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 until now, I exprienced 9 episodes. Two episodes are almost diffrent from others: One time these last more than a minute (longer than other episodes) and so my eyes get darker and I can't see exactly and my ears can't hear exactly and I heared a whistle. The other time, my heart beat get to about 100 with very strong contraction that I feel very strong in my chest.

I have done EKG, exercise test, echo cardiography, but my doctor said: "i can't find abnormal thing," My pressure is normal but my hematocrit is higher than normal, When these happen, it is very scary. There is no congenital heart disease in our family.

When it happens, what should I do in order to get it back to a normal rate? What should I do as I bend over to prevent of this problem? What is treatment, both drug and surgery, or other precedures?


Hi Arman,

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

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.