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what difference between tachycardia & tachyarrhythmia?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Tachycardia is a general term applied to any fast heart rate including tachyarrhythmias. A tachyarrhythmia specifically implies a form of arrhythmia which causes a fast heart rate, not all arrhythmias cause a fast heart rate. Tachycardia is defined as a heart rate more than 100, normal heart rhythm is frequently more than 100 in exercise, excitement, fevers, etc. None of these are arrhythmias.
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
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