nodal tachycardia


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nodal tachycardia

Tachycardia resulting from a focus in the atrioventricular node. It may be the result of digitalis therapy.
See also: tachycardia
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nodal tachycardia

A type of heart rate abnormality occurring for periods of a few seconds to a day or so in which the heart beats at a rate of 140–220 per minute. The condition may affect otherwise normal hearts and causes faintness and breathlessness. Treatment is needed for prolonged attacks. Also known as supraventricular tachycardia.
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