Tachycardia

A heart beating at an abnormally fast rate of more than 100 beats per minute has the condition known as tachycardia. Tachycardia is a type of arrhythmia which is caused by an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system. Tachycardia can be treated surgically or with medication.

Tachycardia

Review Date: 5/10/2019

Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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