Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)
  • Ventricular premature beat
  • Atrial premature beat
  • Anxiety and panic disorder
  • Fever
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Excess alcohol use (binge drinking)
  • Caffeine
  • Medications

Uncommon

  • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
  • Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • VT in the setting of other structural heart disease
  • Pheochromocytoma

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Christopher Pickett

Associate Professor of Medicine

Co-Director of Electrophysiology

Director, Clinical Cardiology

Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

University of Connecticut Health Center

Farmington

CT

Disclosures

CP declares that he has no competing interests.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

Boston

MA

Disclosures

PJZ has received financial compensation for consultation from St Jude Medical and Medtronic; he is also an author of several references cited in this monograph.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

University of Iowa Hospitals

Iowa City

IA

Disclosures

BO declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Cardiologist and Chair

Arrhythmias

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

Hon. Senior Lecturer

Imperial College

London

UK

Disclosures

VM declares that he has no competing interests.

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