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Tachycardia (sinus)

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Sinus tachycardia - increased heart rate with normal rhythm - occurs when the abnormally fast heart rate is the result of pacemaking from the sino-atrial node.

One should suspect atrial flutter with 2:1 block if the ventricular rate is 150 beats/min.

Click here for an example ECG and further information regarding sinus tachycardia


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