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What is Tachycardia?

What is Tachycardia?

A cardiac arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart is not beating in a normal rhythm. A cardiac arrhythmia is often a symptom of a ...more »

  • Tachycardia: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Tachycardia: abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tachycardia: Introduction

Types of Tachycardia:

Types of Tachycardia:

Broader types of Tachycardia:

How many people get Tachycardia?

Prevalance of Tachycardia: 16 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Prevalance Rate of Tachycardia: approx 1 in 62 or 1.60% or 4.4 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Tachycardia?

Complications of Tachycardia: see complications of Tachycardia

What causes Tachycardia?

Causes of Tachycardia: see causes of Tachycardia
Risk factors for Tachycardia: see risk factors for Tachycardia

What are the symptoms of Tachycardia?

Symptoms of Tachycardia: see symptoms of Tachycardia

Complications of Tachycardia: see complications of Tachycardia

Can anyone else get Tachycardia?

More information: see contagiousness of Tachycardia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tachycardia

Tachycardia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tachycardia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tachycardia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tachycardia: see treatments for Tachycardia
Alternative treatments for Tachycardia: see alternative treatments for Tachycardia
Research for Tachycardia: see research for Tachycardia

Society issues for Tachycardia


Hospitalization statistics for Tachycardia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tachycardia:

  • 0.143% (18,285) of hospital consultant episodes were for paroxysmal tachycardia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for paroxysmal tachycardia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for paroxysmal tachycardia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for paroxysmal tachycardia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for paroxysmal tachycardia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for paroxysmal tachycardia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Tachycardia:

Organs and body systems related to Tachycardia include:

Name and Aliases of Tachycardia

Main name of condition: Tachycardia

Other names or spellings for Tachycardia:

rapid heart, heart, rapid, Racing heart, Cardiac arrhythmia, Rapid heartbeat, Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

Tachycardia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tachycardia:

 

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