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A 33-year-old male asked:

Is reentry tachycardia or ectopic atrial tachycardia worse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Neither: Neither is worse, both require treatment when they cause symptoms.

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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.
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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 May 18, 2014

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