I have an elevated heart rate. What are the possible causes if I am healthy?

Anemia, hyperthyroid. Assuming you have normal heart function and structurally normal heart, then persistent tachycardia at rest (not related to exercise) can be caused by anemia, fever, and increased thyroid activity.
Anxiety, thyroid? Chronic stress, hyperthyroidism, poor fitness, obesity, medications can all cause your resting heart rate to be increased. Your physician should be able to investigate further and manage accordingly.

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Will stopping Losartan cause an elevated heart rate?

No. Losartan has no effect on heart rate but may cause your BP to go up. Suggest before stopping the medication talk to the doc who prescribed the med. Read more...

What can cause a high fever and an elevated heart rate during labor?

Infection. The obstetrician will react accordingly. This could signal an intrauterine infection. The pediatrician will also evaluate once baby is born. Read more...
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How common is primary hypertension and elevated heart rate in a fit 17yr old boy? Is it more common to be hypertension due to a secondary cause?

GOOD THINKING! Good thinking! definitely consider increased thyroid hormone levels, as well as cardiac and renal causes. Thyroid profile, blood chemistry, ekg; if abnormal – echocardiogram. Your family physician will do it all. Read more...

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? Assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. Tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Depends. it depends because if I had that condition I would certainly not want it to hamper my regular schedule of exercise, but I would seek medical attention before beginning any exercise program. Do not exercise if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of tachycardia and I would ask your MD "if you had my issue what would YOU do not what the book tells you to do?" There has to be a common ground. Read more...
Many reasons 4 tach. There are many reasons for tachycardia and you should be seen by a good electro physiologist and cardiologist to work it out. Different causes have different treatments. Cannot go into all of this in 400 spaces. Read more...
Read on. Norml activity range for a 20 year old should be HR of 120-160, depending on the resting HR and degree of activity. There are many causes for tachycardia which is beyond the scope of this discussion. Someone with tachycardia should be cleared by a doctor for activity for sure. Read more...
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Can stress, anxiety, and elevated heart rate from emotional confrontations cause hems to develop and or rupture? Also, does elev. Hrt rate increase bp?

Hemorrhoids. Are more often related to severe and chronic constipation, straining at stool, obesity, pregnancy, anal intercourse, and low-fiber diet. Heart rate and blood pressure can increase during times of stress and anxiety. But elevated heart rate is not the cause of increased bp. Psychologists and psychiatrists can help you with stress and anxiety. Read more...