Question: What does a high heart rate indicate?

Heart rates that are consistently above 100, even when the person is sitting quietly, can sometimes be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. A high heart rate can also mean the heart muscle is weakened by a virus or some other problem that forces it to beat more often to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

What can cause your heart rate to be high?

Common long-term causes of a high heart rate include:lack of exercise.poor diet.smoking tobacco products.excessive alcohol consumption.hypertension, or high blood pressure.long-term use of recreational drugs or misuse of prescription medications.

What are the dangers of a high heart rate?

Possible complications include: Blood clots that can cause a stroke or heart attack. Inability of the heart to pump enough blood (heart failure) Frequent fainting spells or unconsciousness.

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