Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience and a medical advice columnist for Newsmax Magazine. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Can COPD Hike Heart Rate?

Friday, 01 Feb 2013 10:04 AM

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Question: My wife has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and is on the drug Advair. Her pulse is often at 100-115 per minute. Could the medication be causing this?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

A higher than normal heart rate is usually seen when you are unable to breathe freely. Advair used in the dosing recommended will usually decrease the elevated heart rate seen with COPD sufferers. High heart rates with Advair will only occur when doses in extreme excess of those prescribed are used, or when it is used in conjunction with other nebulized products often used by patients with COPD.

She should be evaluated further by a doctor; her resting heart rate should be 70-90 on medication. Missing doses of her lung medication, cigarette smoking, or other airway obstruction, from an infection or lung clots, will cause elevated heart rates also. I would not blame the medication until other causes are ruled out.

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