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.)

  1. excessively rapid heartbeat.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tachycardia(noun)

    abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)

Wiktionary

  1. tachycardia(Noun)

    A rapid resting heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute.

  2. Origin: From ταχύς and καρδία.

Freebase

  1. Tachycardia

    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

  1. Tachycardia

    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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