Definitions for tachycardiaˌtæk ɪˈkɑr di ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tach•y•car•di•aˌtæk ɪˈkɑr di ə(n.)
excessively rapid heartbeat.
Category: Medicine, Pathology
abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
A rapid resting heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute.
Origin: From ταχύς and καρδία.
Tachycardia is a heart rate that exceeds the normal range. A heart rate over 100 beats per minute is generally accepted as tachycardia. Tachycardia can be caused by various factors which often are benign. However, tachycardia can be dangerous depending on the speed and type of rhythm. Tachycardia comes from the Greek words tachys and cardia. Note that if pathologic, a tachycardia is more correctly defined as a tachyarrhythmia.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Abnormally rapid heartbeat, usually with a HEART RATE above 100 beats per minute for adults. Tachycardia accompanied by disturbance in the cardiac depolarization (cardiac arrhythmia) is called tachyarrhythmia.
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