SAMUEL WALDMAN, M.D.; SAMUEL N. MOSKOWITZ, M.D.
Sinus tachycardia, or simple tachycardia as it is otherwise known, is defined by Herrmann1 as "a sustained increase in the heart rate beyond the normal limits for the individual." Usually a rate of 100 beats per minute in a person over the age of 18 is evidence enough to justify a diagnosis of sinus tachycardia. It must be remembered that such criteria are not valid in childhood when the cardiac rate is normally more rapid. Therefore, the age of a patient is an important factor in the estimation of a normal heart rate. The condition is common, is usually of
WALDMAN S, MOSKOWITZ SN. THE TREATMENT OF ATTACKS OF SINUS TACHYCARDIA WITH PROSTIGMIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:793–805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-793
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(5):793-805.
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