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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
V bigeminy: Bigeminy can occur in pathologic and in otherwise normal conditions. It can be seen with biochemical abnormalities and with structural and physiologic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Atrial means the: top part of your heart. Ventricular means the bottom part of your heart. Bigeminy means every other beat is early. Since the electrical activity of th ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Usually: Almost always. It may terminate on it's own in some circumstances, but not very often. If you had a internal or external defibrillator, then you cou ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually not: Svt is an arrhythmia originating in the top portions of the heart. It may be caused by an abnormal circuit within the heart's electrical system that t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
For: Any chances to "recover" from vfib one need to be in an intensive care an hooked to an ekg. And a slim chance to live. If someone collapses on the str ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: There is far more concern with a completely disorganized atrial rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Occasional early beats are of no concern.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: They are benign and do not require treatment unless particularly bothersome.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Holter results: inspection of relevance ECG tracings is necessary for appropriate interpretive report.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Cva, mi: 1 - if the rate goes too fast...This can become a problem 2 - more commonly, when they beat so erratically, it gives an opportunity for the blood to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Rarely: In rare settings where the usual conduction pathway is not in place atrial fibrillation (af) can lead to ventricular fibrillation (vf) . For example, ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally not : If they are of the isolated pac or PVC type...But other causes of " skipped beats are not as benign...Check with your physician.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypokinesis: Lv hypokinesis is an abnormal finding and can if severe hypokinesis can be quite serious.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: Whether supraventricular tachycardia (svt) causes problems in a fetus depends on how often and for how long the fetus remains in svt, and on the rate ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not really pulseless: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for ventricular filling, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. You may not be ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: One can have atrial tachycardia/paroxysmal atrial tachycardia with a structurally normal heart and no evidence of coronary artery disease.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Atrial fibrillation (af) in rare instances can be a life threatening condition. However, many thousands of people each day remain in af without any li ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be do ... Read More

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