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Rapid heart beat: Introduction

Rapid heart beat: Excessively fast heart beat (fast pulse) called "tachycardia". See detailed information below for a list of 865 causes of Rapid heart beat, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rapid heart beat:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rapid heart beat. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rapid heart beat

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Causes of Types of Rapid heart beat:

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Rapid heart beat: Symptom Checker

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Rapid heart beat Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rapid heart beat

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Message Boards for Rapid heart beat

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Diagnostic tests for Rapid heart beat:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Rapid heart beat. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note pulse rate, rhythm and regularity. If rate is over 150 beats per minute may suggest paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. If rate is less than 150 beats per minute it is more likely to be sinus tachycardia which can be associated with exercise, fever, drugs or hyperthyroidism
    • Temperature (if fever is present with enlarged heart and heart murmur must consider bacterial endocarditis; fever itself may cause rapid heart beat
    • Blood pressure. If blood pressure is high may suggest phaeochromocytoma or hyperthyroidism
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Rapid heart beat: Animations

Medications or substances causing Rapid heart beat:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rapid heart beat as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Rapid heart beat:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Rapid heart beat as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Sibutramine and over-the-counter medication interaction
  • Meridia over-the-counter medication interaction
  • Sibutramine and over-the-counter decongestant interaction
  • Meridia over-the-counter decongestant interaction
  • Sibutramine and over-the-counter weight loss medication interaction
  • Meridia over-the-counter weight lossmedication interaction
  • Sibutramine and over-the-counter cough medication interaction
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Rapid heart beat: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rapid heart beat

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Rapid heart beat. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Rapid heart beat: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rapid heart beat

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Rapid heart beat: Related Rare Diseases

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Rapid heart beat: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Rapid heart beat:

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Detailed list of causes of Rapid heart beat

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How Common are these Causes of Rapid heart beat?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rapid heart beat. Of the 865 causes of Rapid heart beat that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 11 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 17 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 846 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rapid heart beat:

The following list of conditions have 'Rapid heart beat' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Rapid heart beat:

The following list of medical conditions have Rapid heart beat or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Rapid heart beat Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rapid heart beat based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Rapid heart beat?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Rapid heart beat, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Rapid heart beat:

    Subtypes of Rapid heart beat:

    Pounding heartbeat (15 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Rapid heart beat:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rapid heart beat:

    Tachycardia (194 causes), Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Bounding pulse (27 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Slow heart beat (49 causes), Bradycardia (111 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breathlessness (1528 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Paroxysmal tachycardia, Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (194 causes), Atrial fibrillation (77 causes), Ventricular fibrillation, Electrical conduction disorders, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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