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What is rapid beating of upper heart chambers

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a s... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Design: The powers that be designed it that way. Some people don't have 4 chambers they only have 2 or 3 and the system doesn't work well that way.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: They are remarkable little structures and give the blood the little extra kick that makes the four-chambered heart the most effective model. Thanks f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Sort of: All hearts leave blood in the chambers. Weak hearts leave more.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
ASD: You are describing Atrial Septal Deffect. Depending on size and location as well as volume of shunting blood and pressure in the pulmonary circulation... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Congestive heart fai: It seems like you have a case of congestive heart failure cut down fluid intake and take diuretics like furosemide.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
CHF ?: I suspect you mean congestive heart failure. This disease means the heart is not pumping effectively and less than 50% is being pumped out with each b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
2 + 2: The 2 atria contract simultaneously. The 2 ventricles contract simultaneously. When the atria contract, the ventricles are resting. When the ventricl... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No : Atrial septal defect does not cause low blood pressure. Just the opposite, it is one of many potential causes of pulmonary hypertension.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
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
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