Sinus tachycardia is usually the expression of the activation of the sympathetic—or rather the suppression of the parasympathetic—nervous system. There is a variety of reasons for thias (e.g. fever; septic shock; acute heart failure; pulmonary embolism; bleeding; respiratory insufficiency; ...), which is often referred to as a "demand tachycardia". The therapy will always depend on the underlying cause.
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