Symptom: Rapid heart beat


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Rapid heart beat: Excessively fast heart beat (fast pulse) called "tachycardia"
Detailed cause information for symptom: Rapid heart beat:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Rapid heart beat (62 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Rapid heart beat (26 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Rapid heart beat (51 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Rapid heart beat (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Rapid heart beat type of: Heart symptoms (130), Heart rhythm symptoms (100)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    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. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing 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.

    A

  • Acute Pancreatitis ... rapid pulse
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome ... rapid pulse (tachycardia)
  • Alcohol Withdrawal ... increased pulse
  • Anaphylaxis ... rapid pulse
  • Anemia ... rapid pulse
  • Asphyxia ... rapid pulse
  • Asthma ... rapid pulse
  • Atrial Fibrillation ... rapid beating of upper heart chambers
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... rapid heart beat

    B

  • Balance disorders ... pulse increase

    D

  • Dehydration ... rapid pulse
  • Diabetes ... Rapid Pulse
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... rapid heart beat
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis ... Rapid Pulse
  • Diphtheria ... increased pulse
  • Dysautonomia ... rapid pulse rate

    E

  • Ecstasy ... rapid pulse
  • Epiglotitis ... fast pulse

    G

  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... racing heartbeat, pounding heartbeat
  • Grand mal seizures ... rapid pulse
  • Graves Disease ... rapid heart rate

    H

  • Heatstroke ... rapid pulse
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum ... racing heartbeat
  • Hyperthyroidism ... rapid heart beat
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ... pounding heartbeat
  • Hyperventilation ... racing heartbeat
  • Hypoglycemia ... rapid heart beat
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... rapid heart beat

    I

  • Infant botulism food poisoning ... increased heart rate

    L

  • Lactic Acidosis ... rapid pulse

    M

  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... racing heart, skipping heart
  • Mountain sickness ... rapid pulse

    P

  • Pancreatitis ... rapid pulse
  • Panic attack ... Racing heartbeat, skipping heartbeat, pounding heartbeat
  • Panic disorder ... Racing heartbeat, skipping heartbeat, pounding heartbeat
  • Peritonitis ... rapid pulse
  • Pheochromocytoma ... rapid pulse
  • Porphyria ... rapid pulse
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... racing pulse
  • Pulmonary edema ... pounding pulse
  • Pulmonary embolism ... tachycardia

    R

  • Relapsing fever ... rapid pulse

    S

  • Scarlet fever ... rapid pulse
  • Shock ... rapid pulse
  • Sinus node disease ... rapid heart beat
  • Specific phobias ... heart pounding

    T

  • Tachycardia ... rapid heart beat, rapid heart beat at rest
  • Testicular torsion ... increased pulse
  • Thyroid disorders ... rapid heart beat
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Rapid Pulse

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... rapid pulse (briefly)
    Conditions listing complications: Rapid heart beat: The following list of conditions have 'Rapid heart beat' or similar listed as a 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.

    H

  • Hyperthyroidism ... tachycardia


    Last revised: Nov 3, 2003

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