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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can prolonged atrial tachycardia be dangerous?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Tachycardia: Prolonged inappropriate atrial tachycardia can cause cardiomyopathy.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is avnrt or atrial tachycardia more dangerous in an athlete?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Unclear-Probably Yes: Athletic activity ↑es heart rates (per brain control to ↑ venous return, stroke volume & rate to ↑ cardiac output). It thus may compound atrial tachycardia in a partially additive way. Yet, more commonly what happens is that the brain induced rate ↑es simply over-ride the AVR induced rates. Best optimize NMR lipoprotens, HbA1c (best ≤5.0%), get a quality echocardiogram & review images carefully!
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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 33-year-old male asked:

How can ectopic atrial tachycardia be dangerous and how can it develope into other arhytmias?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Atrial Tachycardia: It could cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, hypotension, dizziness, syncope. In the long run it could cause heart failure due to tachycardia.

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