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Paroxysmal tachycardia

Paroxysmal tachycardia

Paroxysmal tachycardia is a form of tachycardia which has begins and ends in an acute (or paroxysmal) manner.

Types include supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia.

It is also known as "Bouveret-Hoffmann syndrome".

The cause of this condition is not accurately known, though it is probably of nervous origin and can be aggravated by physical wear and tear. The symptoms are sometimes very alarming but it is not considered in itself dangerous.

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