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Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)

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Tachycardia

Tachycardia is defined as an increase in the heart rate above normal One form is known as sinus tachycardia which occurs normally with exercise or excitement . Episodes of tachycardia may also be due to illness , such as fever . Another type is supraventricular (SVT tachycardia which is usually due to an accessory conduction pathway between the atria and ventricles but sometimes stem from an abnormal area in the atria . The third kind is known as ventricular (VT tachycardia which stem from

an abnormal focus of electrical activity in the ventricles and can result in a sudden drop in blood pressure or cardiac arrest . These three are the major common types of tachycardia commonly encountered in the clinical setting ( Tachycardia

However , there are also variances and much rarer forms of tachycardia as expressed in a recent Cardiovascular Week news article in which a study conducted by H . Ali et al . provided new data on tachycardia , most especially in the type known as permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia (PJRT . In the said research , H . Ali and colleagues were able to gain insight in a rare anatomical location of PJRT . The insight was gained from the successful ablation of a 25-year-old woman with drug-refractory permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia (PJRT The authors used conventional radiofrequency at the left anteroseptal region using a transseptal approach with a slowly conducting accessory pathway to confirm the diagnosis of orthodromic atrioventricular reentry tachycardia

Ali and colleagues published their study in the Journal...

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