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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have atrial ectopic tachycardia.im an athlete.episodes during exercise.heart rate will go to 150-55 within 10 seconds of workout and get up to 200-215 as time goes on and i keep exercising. am i supposed to stop? by 25 minutes in, avg hr195 fatigue

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Consult local doc: An interventional specialist can freeze the ectopic site & end the problem through a catheter. The procedure is usually available in larger metro areas in conjunction with cardiology practice groups. The runs of rapid heart rate & fatigue might be amenable to medication but this would just "manage" the process.
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