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cardiology #: what is the significance of benign tachycardia with a heart rate of 100? what could be a treatment for it, if one is needed?

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Dr. David Mcadams
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Tachycardia: Normal heart rate usually run for 60-100, although there is some variance in 'normal.' If you have a sustained rate above 100 I would suggest getting it checked. There are many underlying causes of tachycardia, many of which can be serious. Don't necessarily worry about treatment to reduce the rate until you get it checked out.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Underlying Cause: You need to look for an underlying cause. Do you have any reason to believe you are dehydrated. If so, drink more fluids. In fact, if you do not have a compromised heart you may want to increase your fluid intake. If you become symptomatic seek in person help.

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