A 18-year-old female asked:
sinus tachycardia heart rate 138. at home its always less than 100.doc ordered ecg because i had palpitations.i hv palp at home also.cause fr concern?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
53 years experience General Practice
Be aware POTS & MPV: 23yo female having tachycardia & her MD is evaluating. Etiologies to keep in mind, related to her sex & age, are Hyperthyroidism, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS, Mitral Valve Prolapse, MPV & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, which is associated with both POTS & MVP. Evaluation for JHS can be provided by an Osteopath, and via criteria provided in the "comments" section below.
Answered on Aug 31, 2015
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