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A 33-year-old male asked:

when can ectopic atrial tachycardia be dangerous?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Symptoms: If recurrent and causes symptoms of chest pain syncope and dizzy spells as well as angina or palpitation induced shortness of breath.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does the surgery for atrial tachycardia involve?

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Dr. R Hardwin Mead
Cardiology 42 years experience
Do U mean ablation?: An ablation procedure for atrial tachycardia involves placing catheters into the heart and "mapping" the heart to determine the location of the arrhythmia. Radiofrequency energy is then used to cauterize the tissue and destroy the area causing the arrhythmia. You can speak to a cardiac electrophysiologist to learn more.
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What should the ECG tracing of mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) look like?

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Typically : To be classified as mat there needs to be 3 different P wave morphologies.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How could ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

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Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
No definite rules...: Can differentiate these 2 arrhythmia types, although ventricular tachycardia generally causes more severe symptoms such as chest pain, fainting and even a cardiac arrest. Atrial tachycardia almost never causes cardiac arrest, although can be felt as palpitations with lightheadedness or difficulty breathing.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What is the success rate of ablation of atrial tachycardia?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Great question: It's variable depending on location (left vs right sided). Talk to the electrophysiologist who would perform to get best information specific.
Sweden
A 33-year-old male asked:

How can ectopic atrial tachycardia be dangerous and how can it develope into other arhytmias?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Atrial Tachycardia: It could cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, hypotension, dizziness, syncope. In the long run it could cause heart failure due to tachycardia.

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