Tachycardia amongst subjects recovering from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Int J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 8;100(1):167-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.06.022.


SARS is a new infection in human. Patients recovering from SARS had palpitation in the form of sinus tachycardia. This study to identify the possible causes for the tachycardia excluded active disease, thyroid dysfunction, haematological, cardiac, autonomic and significant pulmonary defect at 2 months from onset of disease. The symptomatology was attributed to physical deconditioning and anxiety state. Physical and psychological fitness should be restored with rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anxiety / epidemiology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / complications*
  • Tachycardia / epidemiology
  • Tachycardia / etiology*