Doctor Q&A for Dr. Ian Weisberg

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: This does not sound like a heart attack at all - given your age you shouldn't have a heart attack unless you are using illicit stimulant drugs
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Can be difficult: If your pulse is very regular but fast, it is likely a panic attack, if it is very irregular than it is more likely to be atrial fibrillation. An EKG ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Why: At your age, an AV node ablation is a last resort unless you have congenital heart disease
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: That is a normal response and is a sign of a healthy cardio respiratory system
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Stress and anxiety make PVCs more likely to occur. Try not to do this
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: At your age it could be either. I have seen both. If you are at rest, calm and comfortable and it continues to stay at 160, might be SVT
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: Irregular means a constant variation in heart rate or can be caused by frequent early/premature beats. Young people however can have a moderate varia ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Use a cream and change locations. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also help
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Not necessarily: An EP study can be very good at defining certain arrhythmias however is not perfect and it may not be necessary depending on the results of your monit ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Won't matter: There is not an interaction between metoprolol. I do not know why you are on metoprolol, but alcohol does increase the likelihood of having an arrhyt ... Read More
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