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Can the common cold cause an increase in heartrate

My resting heartrate the last few days has been anywhere from 90-110. My normal is 70-80. I'm in the middle of a nasty cold with no fever and I'm not taking any cold meds for the symptoms. Is this increase normal during a cold. I've also been a PVC/PAC sufferer the last few years but that is for another topic.
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1182699 tn?1297578384
Your heart rate can increase with a cold, allergies, sinuses etc.  You are probably breathing more rapidly due to the nasal part of the cold, and that will increase your heart rate.  You may feel your PVC/PAC's more during this time as well.  Be sure you get a lot of rest.  Drinking a lot of fluids may increase your BP some, but you need fluids to help get you through the cold.  Hope you feel better soon.
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I am also experiencing the same symptoms. heart rate resting going from laying to standing is 140ish
I recently have also had pvcs. I had an ablation last year. im prayin this is not another type of heart issue but instead just a cold. we will see.....
612551 tn?1450025775
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Happily I rarely get a "cold" or other virus.... but I agree it could raise the HR.  Please don't jump to worry, give it time and even with a HR up to 110 I don't consider that a big worry in the short term... say a week or two.  I have suffered from AFib for 20 years treat only with "rate control" mainly beta blocker.  I rarely measure my HR but will guess as i sit here typing it is at least 80. Good luck.
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