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A 26-year-old female asked:

does general tachycardia (i know that is probably not a medical term) run in families? whenever we take certain types of medications (i.e. naproxen, zofran, etc.), drink alcohol, or eat certain foods, our hearts race. is it a specific gene that causes thi

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not likely: I am not aware of any gene that selects for generalized sinus tachycardia. I am familiar with clusters of atrial fibrillation that seem famiilial.

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