Inappropriate sinus tachycardia

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What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is an elevated heart rhythm. The mechanism is not well understood. The normal heart rate is considered to be 60 to 100 beats/min, with sinus tachycardia being defined as a rate exceeding 100 beats/min.

Common symptoms reported by people with inappropriate sinus tachycardia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with inappropriate sinus tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Corlanor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenormin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with inappropriate sinus tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with inappropriate sinus tachycardia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Corlanor)
Perceived effectiveness
for inappropriate sinus tachycardia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for inappropriate sinus tachycardia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypotension
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tenormin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
water retention
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with inappropriate sinus tachycardia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has inappropriate sinus tachycardia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 40
30s 47
40s 27
50s 21
60s 8
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 135

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 83
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from inappropriate sinus tachycardia patients who have completed their condition history
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