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Sinus Tachycardia

Sinus tachycardia is a rise in the heartbeat caused due to signals sent by the body. Hard exercise, anxiety, medications, fever, etc., are causes for the body to send signals. They cause difficulty in breathing, chest pain, headache, anxiousness, etc. Treatment is done by treating the symptoms.

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I have tachycardia, mild chest pain, and am easily fatigued. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have tachycardia with average heart rate between 110 to 130 beats per minute while standing. On the other hand, while lying down it is just 80 to 100 beats per minute. I am easily fatigued and have mild chest pain. ECG shows sinus tachycardia, abnormal depolarization nonspecific, poor...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Having gone through all that you have written, you have 'long QT syndrome', which is the cause of your rapid heartbeat. This could be genetic or could be caused by certain medications like di...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in breathing. Is it due to my heart condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking medicines for the heart. Now, I have difficulty in breathing. So, I decided to see cardiologists. Here are the findings: the study is done using standard transthoracic 2D echocardiographic views. Normal left ventricular internal diameter with left ventricular mass index (LV...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By reviewing your clinical symptoms and medical records (attachment removed to protect patient identity), here are the salient findings with explanations. In your echo report, you are having concentric LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy), means you are hypertensive fo...  Read Full »

Please explain my EKG report taken for fast heartbeat during rest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 28 years old. I do not smoke or play sports or have alcohol. I have BP borderline (130/85) at rest, I suffer from tachycardia at rest. I often have ventricular extrasystoles, frequent bigeminy, and couples of VT. My heart is mad and begins to beat very fast and loud at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your EKG shows sinus tachycardia and probably left ventricular hypertrophy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you said you had mild valvular leakage, there might be some other problem as well. Therefore I advise you to have echocardiography done. If yo...  Read Full »

Why is my ECG normal and heart rate high?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently observed that my heart rate (including the resting one) is high. Resting rate is between 75 to 85 beats per minute and an average brisk walking rate is around 115 to 120 beats per minute. When I was unaware, I lived a perfectly normal life with 15 to 16 active hours. However, w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your heart rate, it is fine to have a resting heart rate of 75 to 84 beats per minute. It does not signify any major abnormalities. Exercise, stress, anxiety, smoking, caffeine can certainly lead to pulse rate elevation. So, as you mentioned, your ECG (elec...  Read Full »

Why does my heart rate increases very fast on exercising?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old, seemingly healthy with a history of anxiety. I recently had CBC, thyroid, kidney, cholesterol, and glucose test and all came back normal so I am not anemic or hyperthyroid. For several years, when I go from sitting to standing my heart rate increases to about 110 an...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are concerned about this HR (heart rate) being atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter or SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), first, HR is usually more than 130 to 140 in these conditions, especially in SVT. Secondly, these disorders do not have any specific relati...  Read Full »

Treatment for my sinus tachycardia with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia after E.coli poisoning 11 years ago. I was not fit to undergo ablation. Medications like beta blockers did not help. My pulse rate is 85 to 120 beats/minute. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is your condition related to idiopathic sinus tachycardia? What are the investigations done and why are you not fit for ablation? I suggest tablet Ivabradine 10 mg twice daily.  Read Full »

After a heart check-up, I was told that I might have sinus tachycardia and will be fine. Recently, I am having pain in my heart region. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I went to the doctor a few months back for a heart check-up since my heart was beating fast. I was said that I might have sinus tachycardia and that I will be fine but recently, I have been experiencing pain in the heart region. Since childhood, I have been having sharp and deep pain in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We take this opportunity to guide you. Such pain for a long period can be associated with acidity or gases in the stomach. Pain in the heart cannot persist for so long, and such pain will be severe. Mild pinpoint pain is usually associated with stomach gases. But, I...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female with chest pain, increased heart rate, and abnormal EKG. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abnormal EKG during ER visit this week. I am a 24-year-old female who has been experiencing chest pain, tightness, fainting, and tachycardia for the last few months. It got so bad this week that I went to the ER. I will include the notes from my EKG below. I have also been seein...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Apart from a fast heart rate, ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal. Causes of a fast heart rate can be anxiety, fever, dehydration, anemia, and thyroid disorder, especially if the heart rate remains that high even at relaxed and calm times. Ch...  Read Full »

I was having palpitations, so I took an ECG. Could you help me interpret it?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having palpitations so I had conducted an ECG. I now need to interpret the ECG reports. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to ECG (electrocardiogram) reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) - sinus tachycardia and nonspecific ST wave changes. Explanation - Heart rate is more than 100 (approximately 115 bpm) and because of the high rate there are some nons...  Read Full »

What are the causes of sinus tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an EKG report from yesterday. I was in the emergency room with vomiting, high blood pressure, chest pain, and tachycardia. I have tachycardia for almost four years, but it always comes back to normal, and recently I have started seeing a cardiologist. Can you please review it and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Your EKG (electrocardiography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows sinus tachycardia only (which is a reflex form of tachycardia and not a primary cardiac abnormality) and no other abnormalities. So EKG-wise, there is nothing si...  Read Full »

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