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Have ectopic atrial tachycardia.is it someting u are born with or can it develope over time?if the latter what can cause it?came after extreme stress

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

If it is truly ectopic atrial tachycardia as opposed to reentry tachycardia, it IS something that just happens over time and is usually due to extreme stress and/or cardiac stimulants such as nicotine/caffeine/asthma meds/amphetamines. A betablocker often will help. Reentry tachy requires that you're born with the predisposition, & can be treated with meds or ablation.

Answered May 15, 2014

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