SAMUEL WALDMAN, M.D.; SAMUEL N. MOSKOWITZ, M.D.
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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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