Tachycardia or tachyarrhythmia is used to describe the presence of cardiac rhythm abnormality in states when cardiac rate is increased to >100 bpm.
Divided into supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia.
Signs and symptoms related to rapid heart rate are altered sensorium,
angina, shortness of breath, myocardial infarction, hypotension and
other signs of shock (eg cold clammy skin, low urine output), heart
failure or pulmonary congestion.
The use of a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) may be a suitable alternative for paediatric patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias who are not candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), a recent study showed.
Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention significantly reduces all-cause mortality compared with conventional care for patients who had heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a meta-analysis.
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