A 45-year-old member asked:
my sister says she has rapid heart rate. are family members more likely to get the same thing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Colin Kerr answered
43 years experience Family Medicine
Rapid heart rate: There are many causes of rapid heart rate such as medications, stress, anxiety that carry no risk to other members of the family. There are certain metabolic conditions (overactive thyroid) and rare hereditary tachycardias, but the family risk of these is usually 1% or less.
Answered on Jul 30, 2012
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