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Does heart rate go up after eating?

I just got back from the hospital after getting treatment for atrial flutter.  I was given digoxin and cardizem to help keep my pulse rate lower until I can schedule and get a cardio eblation to solve the flutter.
I just ate and sat in my chair when i started feeling my pulse quicken.  I used a pulse oximeter and the top rate was 107 bpm.  How long would it take for my pulse rate to get back after standing, walking for a small bit, eating, or even taking a shower? 

 

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Heart beat goes up after eating,yes.It is no doubt that all the process of eating involve energy.to be able to secure this chemical energy needed for this activity,there must be increas. e in the food combustion which result into more actions of cell tissues organ and digestive system.For the production of this chemical energy the heart accelerate in its beating to supply energy to all cells involved in the digestion process.this why there is increase in heart beat

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