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Did you stop breathing? If that happens due to obstructive sleep apnea, one becomes low in oxygen and the heart will beat faster to try and get more blood to the heart & body.
What I mean, is that if a person stops breathing or their oxygen decreases ➡️ there is less oxygen in the blood, so more blood is needed to give oxygen, this happens by sending blood faster. That is possible that other causes could contribute to this.
Please see http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tachycardia/basics/causes/CON-20043012 Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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The following information is from UPToDate
INTRODUCTION — The natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes gradually worsening shortness of breath and functional limitation, caused by a progressive decline in lung function and the development of co-morbid illnesses .
Multifocal atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias are common co-morbidities among patients with COPD .
Do you take the medicine, theophylline?
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