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Suggest treatment for sinus tachycardia

My son is a healthy, athletic 13-year-old. He has a fast heart beat and was recently diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. The results from his 24 hour monitor test showed a high point of 186. What could be causing this? He does not consume caffeine or any other drugs. He is six feet tall and weighs 152. He does track and basketball and exercised every day.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Usually sinus tachycardia is not a serious concern. But Heart beat up to 186 is not acceptable. It may lead to severe cardiac conditions like ventricular fibrillation. Does he has breathlessness, chest pain?

In that case kindly do 2D Echo and he may require tablet Propranolol after cardiologist opinion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shyam B. Kale,
General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for sinus tachycardia

Hi, Usually sinus tachycardia is not a serious concern. But Heart beat up to 186 is not acceptable. It may lead to severe cardiac conditions like ventricular fibrillation. Does he has breathlessness, chest pain? In that case kindly do 2D Echo and he may require tablet Propranolol after cardiologist opinion. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shyam B. Kale, General & Family Physician