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Is a fast heart rate normal in a child?
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:26:49 AM »
My boyfriend is 26 but I recently found out that as a child he had a fast heart rate- he went to the doctor and apparently he "grew out of it", the doctor said it was nothing to be concerned about.  Unfortunately nobody can remember which doctor he saw, or what exactly the doctor said, but that was the message his mother relayed to me.

This may sound nuts, but I'm worried that my boyfriend actually has a heart condition and he's going to die from it randomly one day.  If he's 26 now, and this fast heart rate thing happened 20 years ago, would he know if it was serious by now?  To my knowledge (knock wood) he hasn't noticed anything since he was a child.  Should I calm down about this, or should he get an AKG?
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Re: Is a fast heart rate normal in a child?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 05:34:52 AM »
20 years is a very long time. I am sure if anything had of been wrong with him he would have noticed something by now. If you wish to be certain you can always ask your own doctor. Or even ask at the local chemist. Chemist visit would cost you nothing and they are trained much like doctors are. At worst a doctor might want him to have tests done. Just to see that everything is fine with him. But I am sure over the last 20 years he has done things that would have put his heart to the test and as he has had no reaction at all it all sounds well and good to me.
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Re: Is a fast heart rate normal in a child?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 08:11:10 AM »
I would obtain the medical records and show it to his current physician.
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