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What could be the cause of an exaggerated heart rate response to heat? i am fully hydrated but hr is very high (140's walking). i am elite athlete

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Dr. Kimberly Umhoefer
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes: Tachycardia can be caused by many things. Dehydration, thyroid issues, electrolyte abnormalities are just a few potential cause. You should see your physician and be evaluated.

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