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I'm 24 year old female 140 lbs 5'7. I've been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. Doc says due to anxiety which I don't have. Should I get an echo done?

I'm 24 year old female 140 lbs 5'7. I've been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. Doc says due to anxiety which I don't have. Should I get an echo done?

Sinus Tachycardia: Commend yourself if you do not have Anxiety due to stress.
Sinus tachycardia is usually a response to normal physiological situations-Stress, Anger, Exercise.

Other causes can be:
•Intake of stimulants such as Caffeine, Nicotine, Cocaine, or Amphetamines
•Pain
Fever
Anemia
Hyperthyroidism
Dehydration
See Physician for Diagnosis, status of your heart; discuss need for Echo, and Treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Is an ejection fraction of 50% on echo anything to worry about? Have sinus tachycardia when standing / after meals and pvcs/pacs.

Is an ejection fraction of 50% on echo anything to worry about? Have sinus tachycardia when standing / after meals and pvcs/pacs.

No: 50% ef is low normal, however tachycardia if not treated could lower ef in the future. Tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy could occur. Review this with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but I don't want to take medication.

Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but I don't want to take medication.

Yes it can be danger: At age of 23 this rhythm problem could be dangerous and have to have an underlying cause. There may be irritability of the myocardium to cause pvcs and tachycardia
you need to follow the treatment adviced by your doctors to take beta blockers and need to follow up for your rhythm. Also cut down on coffee and do not take any over the counter meds without consulting your doctors, as that can cause it. ...Read more

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Tachycardia when eat or stand. Echo, ct angio, ecg, holter, stres test all normal. Mild reflux and acid, dr say appropriate sinus tachycardia. What is this?

Sinus tachycardia: "Sinus" means normal - your tachycardia arises from a normal area of your heart and conducts thru your heart normally. Your tests confirm that you do not have heart disease. If you're bothered by your heart rate, a betablocker (medication) can slow your heart to treat your symptoms, but if you're not bothered other than when you measure your HR, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Have sinus tachycardia/pvcs/sinus arrhythmia/palpitations. 23 years old. Normal ecg/echo/blood tests. What are my chances for cardiac arrest?

Have sinus tachycardia/pvcs/sinus arrhythmia/palpitations. 23 years old. Normal ecg/echo/blood tests. What are my chances for cardiac arrest?

Understand the terms: At 23, possibility of cardiac arrest is remote even with family history. SINUS TACHYCARDIA is a rapid, otherwise normal beat. SINUS ARRYTHMIA refers to the normal variation in pulse rate with the breathing cycle seen in young athletes. PVCs are extra beats generated in lower chamber for many reasons, rarely serious. PALPITATIONs are literally the awareness of your heartbeat caused by any of these. ...Read more

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Ekgs good (sinus tachycardia). Chest xray. Blood work. Cardiac enzymes. Ct angiogram ok. Echo and stress test on wednesday. Is it safe to say all is w?

Ekgs good (sinus tachycardia). Chest xray. Blood work. Cardiac enzymes. Ct angiogram ok. Echo and stress test on wednesday. Is it safe to say all is w?

With you heart?: Yes...Only thing not mentioned is arrhythmia. ..Rest easy you've been evaluated about thoroughly as anyone could be. ...Read more

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What's the difference : PSVT and Sinus Tachycardia? Been told have nocturnal Sinus Tachycardia since my early 20's lasts few mins with fast regular BPM

What's the difference : PSVT and Sinus Tachycardia? Been told have nocturnal Sinus Tachycardia since my early 20's lasts few mins with fast regular BPM

See below: PSVT comes in bursts and frequently is symptomatic, while ST is usually more persistent. Your history of mitral valve surgery frequently makes you more likely to have this, and Ventolin can make it worse. There are other inhalers that are not as likely to cause it--see your doctor. It can also mean that your mitral valve needs more attention. Inderal can make asthma worse, by the way. ...Read more

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Can someone die from sinus tachycardia?

Can someone die from sinus tachycardia?

Talk to your doctor: Sinus tachycardia refers to a fast heart rate i.e. Over 100 beats per minute. This is normal after exercise. Some people have a rapid resting heart rate. This places an increased oxygen demand on the heart. Normal hearts can tolerate this. Diseased hearts may not tolerate this and subsequently injury occurs due to a lack of oxygen reaching the heart muscle. Talk to your doctor re: your concerns. ...Read more

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Is innapropriate sinus tachycardia hereditary?

Is innapropriate sinus tachycardia hereditary?

Tachycardia: It can be. We cannot ignore our genes. It is benign so not to worry. ...Read more

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What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

Fast heart rate: Tachycardia means fast heart beat. Sinus node is the structure where normally heart rhythm and beat is originated, and it naturally responds to stimuli when the heart needs to beat faster. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is when the heart is beating fast, when it shouldn't. ...Read more

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Inappropriate sinus tachycardia, what to do?

Challenging: IST is a difficult and challenging condition to treat and requires patience from both the patient and the physician. A combination of counseling and medicines are often required. Medicines often used include sedatives, beta blockers, digoxin alone or in combination. A drug not available in the US Ivabradine also useful. In extreme cases, done rarely is ablation of the sinus node ...Read more

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What is sinus tachycardia for a 13 year old boy?

What is sinus tachycardia for a 13 year old boy?

Sinus tachycardia: A heart rate over 100 in a 13 y/o at rest would be inappropriate sinus tachycardia. With strenuous exercise it could reach 200 at times. ...Read more

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Does vtach feel different than sinus tachycardia?

It can: Some patients do not have any symptoms. However, sustained v-tach is likely to cause hemodynamic compromise (your heart cannot supply blood to vital organs) and is a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. There may also be no pulsation with v-tach which you would not be able to tell! If this is a concern, er is a good place to be asap. ...Read more

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How to know if I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and why?

How to know if I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and why?

How and why: No one knows why one has syndrome of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Typically it occurs in slight of frame young females. Thyroid disease and orthostatic hypotension need to first be excluded. The diagnosis you question is a diagnosis of exclusion: it is defined as a heart rate over 100bpm shown on ekg to be sinus in origin occurring in absence of structural heart disses and metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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Sinus tachycardia, is it dangerous and how come I have it randomly?

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia is a normal rhythm when appropriate to the physiologic situation. When inappropriate sinus tachycardia is present, it requires physician diagnosis and evaluation. ...Read more

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SINUS TACHYCARDIA RIGHT AXIS DEVIATION BORDERLINE NORMAL/ABNORMAL?

Further work up: You need further work up including at least a chest X ray and an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound). Your heart rate should not be so fast especially at rest, and a right axis is not the usual form. Important to exclude potentially dangerous conditions like a pulmonary embolus or other cardiac conditions. All the best to you! ...Read more

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Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

If persistent: Not if they're sporadic but only if persistent (meaning day and night for weeks on end). Sinus tachycardia will slow at night when you sleep and won't lead to any heart damage. If your hr is persistently elevated at >150, it's likely not sinus tachycardia but another type of tachycardia and that can cause tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Causes of sinus tachycardia during exercise in athlete? HR is overly high for me and increases very quickly. I'm an elite athlete. 17.

Causes of sinus tachycardia during exercise in athlete? HR is overly high for me and increases very quickly. I'm an elite athlete. 17.

There R many causes-: -but 2 find out Ur cause, U need 2 talk 2 Ur parents as they R the gatekeepers of Ur med care. U need a wrk up by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Are this Results Anything to Worry About? Rate: 67- 94; PR:. 14-.16; QRS:. 11; QT:. 34 SVPB (S), SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, SINUS TACHYCARDIA

Depends: Follow up closely with your cardiologist, just providing certain values of your EKG is not sufficient for appropriate evaluation. This conversation is best had with your cardiologist, not your internet doctors. ...Read more

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When can sinus tachycardia affect you?

Never: Sinus tachycardia always due to "something else". It's the "something else" that can affect you. Examples of "something else": pain, fever, anxiety, exercise, thyroid excess, deconditioning, and congestive heart failure. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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How can sinus tachycardia be detected?

Sinus tach: It can be detected by doing an electrocardiogram (ECG) during an episode. ...Read more

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How much sinus tachycardia affect you?

Depends: Some people are more aware of their heart heart beats than others. By in itself sinus tachycardia is not life threatening but can be be uncomfortable. The more important issue is -is the tachycardia appropriate? And what causes it? Your doctor will tell you after his/her evaluation ...Read more

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What medication is safe to take with sinus tachycardia?

What medication is safe to take with sinus tachycardia?

Unfortunately your: Question is not clear. Do you mean what medications are safe to take to treat sinus tachycardia or do you mean what medications are safe to take to treat a different problem when you have sinus tachycardia? Please ask a clearer question so we can help you to get the answer you want. ...Read more

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Would exercise benefit someone with episodic sinus tachycardia?

Would exercise benefit someone with episodic sinus tachycardia?

Possibly, but: Sinus tachycardia is a finding not a diagnosis. Many causes for it. U need to see Ur doc to reach diagnosis before proceeding with exercise program. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more