A 36-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: Rapid heart beat?
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Dr. Elden Rand answered
20 years experience in Cardiology
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.
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
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