Meaning of tachycardia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtakɪˈkɑːdɪə/


mass noun
  • An abnormally rapid heart rate.

    ‘Rapid heartbeat turns into tachycardia and a heart attack is a myocardial infarction.’
    • ‘Caffeine may also have a direct effect on the cardiovascular system of the fetus leading to tachycardia and other arrhythmias.’
    • ‘However, a patient activated electrocardiograph showed ventricular tachycardia during a symptomatic spell.’
    • ‘Other adverse physical effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, and postural hypotension.’
    • ‘Early clinical signs include tachycardia and tachypnoea, mild pyrexia, basal crepitations, and dependent oedema.’


Late 19th century from tachy-‘swift’ + Greek kardia ‘heart’.