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Sinus Tachycardia and Travel Insurance

I need help please.  I am a bit of a born worrier (it's a family trait) but to me, it is just normal and it doesn't usually affect my lifestyle to any degree.  About 20 years ago I had a bit of a panic attack at work and I felt my heart was racing so I was sent for an E.C.G. My pulse was found to be over 100 at the time. The test came back as nothing to worry about and the diagnosis was Sinus Tachycardia which it is believed is due to my being anxious and always on the alert. I was prescribed Atenolol and have taken it ever since. It keeps my pulse rate down. I have never had high blood pressure and keep myself fit and well by attending the gym and walking a lot.
I have since had further E.C.G. which also came back as Sinus Tachycardia and I was simply advised to try Yoga to relax me.  I am now having problems completing online forms for Travel Insurance as within the Heart section when I enter Sinus Tachycardia it is not recognised.  Supraventricular Tach is there but no one has ever said this applies to me and I do not want to say I have something that I don't have in order to complete the form.  I have never been particularly concerned about naturally having a fast pulse but the fact that the premium increases such a lot does give me concerns over the seriousness of it.  Grateful for any thoughts on how I can truthfully complete the insurance questionnaire.
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1124887 tn?1313758491
Sinus tachycardia is not a diagnosis. It's a normal (but rapid) heart rhythm.

Sinus tachycardia is caused by increased sympathetic nerve activity,and usually the reason is obvious, like anxiety, exercise, stress, infections, etc. However, sometimes the reason is more serious, like heart failure, intoxications, severe dehydration or heat stroke (to mention a few). Thyroid diseases (hyperthyroid) can also cause sinus tachycardia.

In other words, sinus tachycardia is no disease or diagnosis, but it can be a sign of something more serious. But usually it's not.

1124887 tn?1313758491
I think my point was: Every person alive have at some point experienced sinus tachycardia. It's no need to mention it to the insurance company, as it's not a disease.
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