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Whey Soy And Heart Rhythms
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
No: Mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. Used as a dietary supplement for muscle building. Some people experience digestive issues following use like gas, bloating, cramps, headaches and irritability. If you heart is irregular see a physician for ekg and physical exam. If happen after the whey stop it and see a doctor. ...Read more
Neutral: It is neither a treatment nor is it detrimental. ...Read more
WPW: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. The condition can be benign or lead to episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia), sometime dangerous. Certain medications should be avoided. Anyone with this condition should consult a cardiologist. Thankfully excellent treatment options are available and the prognosis is good. ...Read more
Severity & duration?: If you're in distress, short of breath, dizzy or having chest pain, go to the er now. That said, everyone feels some "flip-flop" now & then. If it's occasional and just annoying, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and get plenty of sleep. Don't take diet pills, sinus pills and understand that asthma inhalers make it worse. If troubled, please see your doctor for tests and advice. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of dysrhythmia and the rate. For example, atrial fibrillation with a heart rate in the 70-80s may cause no symptoms at all. A rate in the 150's may decrease blood pressure because there is not adequate time for the heart to fill between beats. A heart rate lower than 30 may cause a low blood pressure because the slow rate. Symptoms often relate to total cardiac output. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more
Yes and much more: The angelmed guardian system is an implantable st segment monitor. It is designed to detect an imminent heart attack or decrease in blood flow to the heart with exercise. It will also detect changes in the heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular contractions. ...Read more
Depends on what:
Variable rhythm abnormality are there
some dangerous and some nuisance arrhythmia. Any way if there are abnormal rhythm will need evaluation as to what type and how severe are them. Might need special attention for different types. Dangerous ones are ventricular tachycardia atrial fibrillation, svt, flutter. ...Read more
Yes: Arrhythmia is an unfortunate misnomer. It suggests there is no rhythm at all, in other words that the heart has ceased to beat. "a-" is a prefix that means "not". ...Read more
Several: Some people feel their heart racing or skipping beats, some get short of breath or feel a sense of impending doom. Any of these are a reason to get checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Several: An EKG to see what the exact rhythm is and to look for other abnormalities. A history and physical examination. You may have a heart murmur or appear pale if you have anemia for instance. Blood tests to exclude anemia or an overactive thyroid gland for instance. A holter monitor to catch and record the abnormal rhythm. An echocardiogram to evaluate heart function and the valves. ...Read more
Speed vs Rhythm:
Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats in a minute. Average resting heart rates in healthy people can range from the 50s to 70s.
Heart rhythm refers to the presence or absence of regularity of the heart beats. Abnormal rhythms can cause periodic additional beats or continuous irregularity, which can be felt as 'skips', light-headedness, chest discomfort, weakness, or be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more
Idioventricular: That rhythm is usually associated with significant cardiac or metabolic abnormality. ...Read more
Cardioversion-defib: An implantable aicd has cardioversion and defibrillation capabilities. However, usually, it delivers a defibrillatory shock when it detects a dangerous rhythm. Of course, the energy is much lower since less tissue needs to be penetrated (the electrical lead goes directly into the heart). ...Read more
I'm on Bisoprosal Fumurate for paroxysmal AF. In rhythm my resting heart is often around 50. Is this ok?
See your doctor soon: Your bisoorolol was prescribed partly for "rate control"; that is, to keep your AF heart from beating too fast to effectively drive the blood circulation. A rate of 50 is low because it's less than 60 & risks making the heart beat too slow to effectively drive the blood circulation. If you are fatigued or light headed, then you need attention ASAP. But see your doctor soon. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What to do if I take medication for a heart rhythm condition, what will they most likely test my blood for?
Medication: Depending on the medication being monitored the tests may be for levels of the drug in the blood or liver, kidney, thyroid or other tests to evaluate side effects of the drug (s). ...Read more
What is the name of an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct certain abnormal heart rhythms called?
If one stops meds that can change the qt interval is the rhythm of the heart now changed or does it beat in sync enough the body still?
QT interval: Meds don't permanently change the qt interval. Once you stop them and they wear off (which varies by med), the qt interval goes back to what it was before you started. ...Read more