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A 33-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 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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A 33-year-old male asked:

When can ectopic atrial tachycardia be dangerous?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can prolonged atrial tachycardia be dangerous?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Tachycardia: Prolonged inappropriate atrial tachycardia can cause cardiomyopathy.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Atrial ectopic tachycardia vs atrial tachycardia? What's the difference?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Sinoatrial node.: The normal heart rate "pacemaker" center is in the sinoatrial node, a part of the right atrium. Ectopic atrial tachycardia means that the pacemaker region (the part that is setting the heart rate) is in another location, & is acting erratically. Atrial tachycardia implies that it is the sinoatrial node that is acting erratically. They are similar, but the heartbeat starts at different points.
Last updated Apr 16, 2016


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