Ask an expert

14 Feb 2013

heart problem
Diagnosed with heart beating fast, should i be worried
Answer 1,204 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Matlakala

Thanks for your question. If your heart is beating fast, then the important questions are how fast, and why it is beating so fast. Most often if your heart is beating fast it is because your body is instructing it to do so, for example if you are anxious or exercising or have a fever.
Your doctor should be able to find out why your heart is beating fast and whether it is necessary to do anything about it. Usually it is a very benign condition which does not require treatment.

Best wishes. JT
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9328 votes
67% - 18819 votes