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My sister says she has rapid heart rate. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rapid heart rate

There are many causes of rapid heart rate such as medications, stress, anxiety that carry no risk to other members of the family.
There are certain metabolic conditions (overactive thyroid) and rare hereditary tachycardias, but the family risk of these is usually 1% or less.

In brief: Rapid heart rate

There are many causes of rapid heart rate such as medications, stress, anxiety that carry no risk to other members of the family.
There are certain metabolic conditions (overactive thyroid) and rare hereditary tachycardias, but the family risk of these is usually 1% or less.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Rapid heart beating is so common and most of the time is stress induced .
The ones that are inherited are quite rare.

In brief: Not really

Rapid heart beating is so common and most of the time is stress induced .
The ones that are inherited are quite rare.
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