Share this entry
tachycardia Line breaks: tachy|car¦dia
Pronunciation: /ˌtakɪˈkɑːdɪə/

Definition of tachycardia in English:


[mass noun]
An abnormally rapid heart rate.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Late 19th century: from tachy- 'swift' + Greek kardia 'heart'.

Words that rhyme with tachycardia

gaillardia, Nadia
Definition of tachycardia in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources