Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Research
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Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia is a rare arrhythmia which affects mostly young women between the ages of 20 and 40, although it does also affect men of that age group also. It is not known as to the cause as many people have developed it after different scenarios such as post pregnancy, after contracting viruses, after contracting infections, hormone imbalances, and even working in the health care profession as a large number of sufferers of this have or do work in the healthcare professions. There is very little information on the condition, GPs tend not to know about its existence, Cardiologists consider it a grey area and know little about it themselves also. It is a debilitating syndrome that causes the heart to beat too fast consistently, it causes the heart rate to rise to as much as 150 beats per minute on minimal exertion such as climbing a small flight of stairs. Sufferers also experience exhaustion/fatigue, hypersensitivity, vision problems, headaches and even anxiety symptoms. It causes sufferers to also be highly sensitive to adrenalin and triggers the fight flight response very easily even with minimal stress, this leads to Supraventricular Tachycardia episodes which are when the heart rate rises to up to 180 beats per minute.
It affects peoples' lives significantly, leading to job loss due to sufferers struggling to cope with day to day activities, relationship breakdowns through lack of understanding, and mental problems such as depression as the sufferer sees no hope of getting better.
We need more research and recognition for this debilitating condition, GPs need to know more about it, cardiologists need to know more about it and more research needs to be done as to the cause of this arrhythmia. If we find the cause, we can find the cure, as Sinus Tachycardia itself is always CAUSED by something.
We need sufferers, friends of sufferers, work associates, medical professionals and more to come on board with this petition, proving first of all that it is not as rare as you think.
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