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What is the definition or description of: rapid beating of upper heart chambers?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others.

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