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A 63-year-old male asked:

63 years old diabetic one kidney removed and rapid heart rate. ggood ekg good stress test. what else could cause a rapid heart rate.

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Rapid heart beat: Multiple cardiac arrythmias causes rapid heart beat. Some times anxiety itself causes rapid heart beat. Consult you physician to get holter monitor or event monitor to identify arrythmias.

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