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What are the causes of sinus tachycardia?

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Things that can lead to sinus tachycardia include strenuous exercise, fever, fear, stress, anxiety, certain medications, and street drugs. It can also be triggered by anemia, an overactive thyroid, or damage from a heart attack or heart failure.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

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