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What actually causes long term tachycardia?

What actually causes long term tachycardia?

Tachycardia: Tachycardia is caused by many factors, and there is sinus tachycardia which can be caused due to anxiety, panic attacks, exercising of any kind, certain medications, overactive thyroid.Then there is supraventricular or atrial tachycardia due to defect in the rhythm process of heart for which you need to find the cause and treatment through cardiologist.I f you have long term tachycardia see your md. ...Read more

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Can being on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 15 years be the cause of my daily tachycardia? I no longer take it but was wondering if this is a long term effect?

Can being on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 15 years be the cause of my daily tachycardia? I no longer take it but was wondering if this is a long term effect?

Possible: There are numerous examples of medications which cause side effects that we know are precipitated by the drug and yet when we stop the medication side effects do not go away. Therefore, i believe it's possible that chronic use of stimulant drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause the pacemaker in the heart to reset. All the same, get a full cardiac ; physical eval before settling on this conclusion. ...Read more

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Regarding postprandial tachycardia: 1) is there any remedy? 2) is it cause for immediate or long term concern?

Regarding postprandial tachycardia: 1) is there any remedy? 2) is it cause for immediate or long term concern?

Food diary??: Would do a food diary -- often times postprandial tachycardia is associated with high-carb meals or caffeine intake. So that would be my first step in trying to find a remedy. Long term concern is not been really studied, but the prevailing thinking is that it should not be a significant long term concern. ...Read more

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Can serotonin syndrome (3 times) cause long term muscle weakness, tachycardia, twitching and cognitive impairment? Would it be permanent?

Can serotonin syndrome (3 times) cause long term muscle weakness, tachycardia, twitching and cognitive impairment? Would it be permanent?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor serotonin syndrome patient should be under the care of a specialist with medication it will not be permanent should be controlled my medication stay with your physician and follow their instructions ...Read more

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What causes tachycardia? Is it a life long problem once you get it?

What causes tachycardia?  Is it a life long problem once you get it?

Fast heart rate: Tachycardia simply means fast heart rate. This could be normal/physiologic response. Abnormally elevated heart rates should be evaluated. This may be related to underlying rhythm abnormalities or signs of systemic diseases e.g. Thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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Could propranolol cause tachycardia? Purpose to treat a tremor & less than a week after, my HR constantly spiked. No longer taking. Ongoing for a year

Could propranolol cause tachycardia? Purpose to treat a tremor & less than a week after, my HR constantly spiked. No longer taking. Ongoing for a year

No: If anything, heart rate would be slowed by propranolol. Even if this were a rebound phenomenon from a drop in blood pressure, once the drug effects cleared, normalcy would return, look for another cause such as caffeine, stress, decongestants, low blood pressure, and such. Make an appointment for a full,check up to diagnose this, then treatment can help resolve this problem. ...Read more

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After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?

Yes: Those are short term side effects that usually resolve within minutes. There usually shouldn't be long term side effect per se. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

Yes: this has to be studied and to try and determine why this occurred. VT can be dangerous if it becomes sustained. Speak to a cardiologist about the plans for you , they may consider placing an internal monitor that fires when you go into a VT. ...Read more