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is one of the many reasons for increase rate / often not the usual one!
Anxiety is highly likely but should better be an exclusion diagnosis, except by a Psychiatrist
Anaemia / Alcohol / Thyroid / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) / Medicines like Phenylephrine
used for ‘cold’ / Salbutamol
used for asthma and so on may be responsible.
THE FIRST STEP IS TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST / Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram
/ TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.
Wishing speedy recovery