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Tachycardia: Introduction

Tachycardia: Heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute. See detailed information below for a list of 194 causes of Tachycardia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Tachycardia:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Tachycardia

Home medical tests possibly related to Tachycardia:

Causes of Types of Tachycardia:

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Tachycardia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Tachycardia may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Tachycardia

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Tachycardia may include:

  • Rest
  • Valsalva maneuver (try to exhale while pinching off nose and mouth)
  • Massage the right carotid artery
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Tachycardia

Real-life user stories relating to Tachycardia:

Tachycardia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Tachycardia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Tachycardia 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.

  • Belladonna, Phenobarbital and Ergotamine Tartrate - Transient tachycardia
  • Bellergal-S - Transient tachycardia
  • Bel-Phen-Ergot S - Transient tachycardia
  • Phenerbel-S - Transient tachycardia
  • Doxapram Hydrochloride
  • Dopram Injection
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Tachycardia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Tachycardia 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.

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Amoxapine (Asendin) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Desipramine (Norpramin) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Doxepin (Sinequan) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Imipramine (Tofranil) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • Nortriptyline (Aventyl) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tachycardia

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Tachycardia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Tachycardia

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Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is more »

Tachycardia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Tachycardia

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Tachycardia: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Tachycardia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Tachycardia:

Abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Excessive rapidity in the action of the heart.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Tachycardia

The list below shows some of the causes of Tachycardia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Tachycardia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tachycardia. Of the 194 causes of Tachycardia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 11 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 184 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tachycardia:

The following list of conditions have 'Tachycardia' 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: Tachycardia:

The following list of medical conditions have Tachycardia 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 Tachycardia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Tachycardia 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?

    Classifications of Tachycardia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Tachycardia:

    Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Additional Heart Sounds (267 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Arrhythmia (267 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Heart sounds symptoms (109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Tachycardia:

    Arrhythmias (172 causes), Bradycardia (111 causes), Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Pulse symptoms (1589 causes), Palpitations (566 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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