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Medical Increased heart beat

  1. Mar 31, 2015 #1

    S.S

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    What can be the possible causes for sudden increase in heart beat for a boy of 17 years?
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    What have you found in your reading so far?
     
  4. Mar 31, 2015 #3

    berkeman

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    And what has the boy's doctor said when you brought it to their attention?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2015 #4

    S.S

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    Actually his heart beat increased suddenly while playing and he had been admitted to the ICU in serious condition.It was a sheer luck that he is still alive.
    After that the incident happened once more within a month.Further check ups revealed that his auricles were ineffectively pumping blood to the ventricles.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2015 #5

    S.S

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    I was just wondering why this is happening to him and is it life threatening?If so what can be the possible ways to minimize it?
     
  7. Mar 31, 2015 #6

    Evo

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    Sorry, we do not give out medical advice. You need to speak with the doctor.
     
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