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Could a heart rate of 200 beats per minute be sinus tachycardia?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: In a child, yes

In adults a hr of 200 is abnormal.
In children the hr may reach 200 with vigorous activity or anxiety/distress. In infants the hr can often reach 200 with intense crying, or with fever.

In brief: In a child, yes

In adults a hr of 200 is abnormal.
In children the hr may reach 200 with vigorous activity or anxiety/distress. In infants the hr can often reach 200 with intense crying, or with fever.
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

But it will depend on the age of the patient and the circumstances.
A neborn baby can easily have a hr of 200 when crying or even feeding; with vigorous cardio-vascular exercise a healthy young adult's hr can reach 200 BPM , but if that hr occurs at rest you must suspect an abnormality. Have yourself checked.

In brief: Yes

But it will depend on the age of the patient and the circumstances.
A neborn baby can easily have a hr of 200 when crying or even feeding; with vigorous cardio-vascular exercise a healthy young adult's hr can reach 200 BPM , but if that hr occurs at rest you must suspect an abnormality. Have yourself checked.
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