A 33-year-old male asked:
My ectopic atrial tachycardia is just present while heart is under stress and hr does not exceed 170 bpm at its worst. is that ok or is it dangerous?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Let's go with urgent: Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) radically compromises cardiac output which is tolerated in a young healthy male but potentially disastrous in, and often triggered by, other illness and aging. It's caused by an errant electrical pathway and can be corrected with ablation . Find a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology and get this fixed while you are healthy rather than emergently
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Medical management: Consult a cardiologist- rates that high can be treated medically.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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