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I have heard this before, but most recently in a rerun where Carol was working on a crack addicted baby, and when she is listening to his heart, she saids "he sounds tacky". Just wondering if anyone knows what that means. Thanks

-- BECKY (BAMA-LOU@WEBTV.NET), February 24, 2000


It is short for tachycardic (tachy). It means that the heart is beating at a rate faster than considered normal.

-- bratan (bjones40@bellsouth.net), February 24, 2000.

Basically what the other person said... "tachycardia"-a heart rate over 100 beats per minute.

-- Monika (monika@medmail.com), February 24, 2000.

Thanks both of you!

-- Becky (Bama-Lou@webtv.net), February 25, 2000.

Tacky in a baby is over 180 (over 100 is in adults).

-- chava (chavamom@hotmail.com), February 27, 2000.

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