Tachycardia is a condition in which the heart beats at an abnormally fast rate of more than 100 beats per minute. This type of arrhythmia is caused by an abnormality in the heart' s electrical system. Tachycardia can be treated surgically or with medication.
Reviewed last on: 10/10/2008
Larry A. Weinrauch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Private practice specializing in Cardiovascular Disease, Watertown, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.