a regular heart rate of over 100 beats per minute
A fast heartbeat (tachycardia) occurring because of rapid firing by the sa node, the natural pacemaker of the heart. Electrical signals initiated in the sa node are transmitted to the atria and the ventricles to stimulate heart muscle contractions heartbeats. Sinus tachycardia is usually a rapid contraction of a normal heart in response to a condition, drug, or disease as, for examples, pain, fever, excessive thyroid hormone, exertion, excitement, low blood oxygen level (hypoxia), or stimulant drugs such as caffeine, cocaine, and amphetamines. However, in some cases, it can be a sign of heart failure, heart valve disease, or other illness.
normal but fast rhythm.
A normal, but fast rythm being generated by the SA node. This is very different than the term Ventricular Tachycardia.
A harmless rhythm, sinus tachycardia is a normal increase in heart rate that happens with fever, excitement, and exercise. It does not require treatment except in rare cases when an underlying problem, such as anemia or hyperthyroidism, should be treated.
A heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute that originates in the SA node.
Sinus tachycardia (also colloquially known as sinus tach) is a rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node, defined as a rate greater than 100 beats/min in an average adult. The normal heart rate in the average adult ranges from 60â€“100 beats/min. Note that the normal heart rate varies with age, with infants having normal heart rate of 110â€“150 bpm to the elderly, who have slower normals.