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A 30-year-old female asked:

Is atrial tachycardia dangerous my cardiologist thinks i might have it had fast heart rate since july had several tests done !?

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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes if sustained: Increase heart rates, sustained even for a short period of time can cause heart failure.
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
It depends: If one has intermittent short runs of atrial tachycardia, it might not be dangerous; sustained runs are of greater concern. More important is to determine the underlying cause of the arrhythmia. This entails knowing ones blood pressure, heart muscle and valve status (echocardiogram).
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Last updated Oct 6, 2019

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