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Is rapid heartbeat a sign of leukemia?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Usually not.

Typical symptoms include anemia (fatigue, dizziness, pale color), low platelet count (increased bruising or bleeding) and low white blood cell counts (fever, infection).
Certainly anemia can cause a high heart rate, but this is not always seen in leukemia. Many things can cause a high heart rate.

In brief: Usually not.

Typical symptoms include anemia (fatigue, dizziness, pale color), low platelet count (increased bruising or bleeding) and low white blood cell counts (fever, infection).
Certainly anemia can cause a high heart rate, but this is not always seen in leukemia. Many things can cause a high heart rate.
Dr. James Ball
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Probaably not

While a rapid heart beat can be a sign of anemia, and leukemia causes a low red blood count, there are probably 50 things that are more likely as the cause of a rapid heart rate.

In brief: Probaably not

While a rapid heart beat can be a sign of anemia, and leukemia causes a low red blood count, there are probably 50 things that are more likely as the cause of a rapid heart rate.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

There is no cause and effect.

In brief: No

There is no cause and effect.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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