A 21-year-old female asked:
High blood pressure 150/85. and racing heart rate 125. blood work done, everything came back normal, ct scan is normal, and urine was normal.
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Reactive: Assuming those measurements are at complete rest, and assuming the EKG shows that the heart rate is due to nl conduction (sinus tachycardia), then the abnormalities are considered "reactive", ie due to something else. Some considerations include: fever, anemia, pain, anxiety, XS thyroid, alcohol withdrawal. More ominous considerations: congestive heart failure, sepsis, DKA. This list isn't all.
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