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Tachycardia: Technically that is resting hr. Elevated hr with exercise would be appropriate compensatory tachycardia. Relative tachycardia can be found in patients with resting heart rate that is low and elevation by about 30 BPM above that. Not really tachycardia but behaves like it in person in that situation. ...Read more
No: Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat of the upper chambers of the heart. Its greatest danger is the formation of bloodclots within the heart which can trravel up to the brain and cause a stroke. Patients with af are generally treated with anticoagulants or blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin (coumadin) or dabigatran (pradaxa) to prevent strokes and medication to control the heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many palpitations everyday, ekg. Holter monitors, 30 day event monitor, all normal but they all do show many palpitations but no arrhythmia. Why?
Thanks for asking!: Normally contractions of the heart are initiated by a special collection of cells called the sinus node. However, virtually every cell in the heart has the ability to start a contraction. Some people have cells in the heart that initiate a contraction instead of waiting for the signal to come from the usual place (the sinus node). This creates an extra beat, experienced as a palpitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your MD: 24 year old gentleman with muscle twitching and heart palpitations. You may be experiencing side effects from drug exposure, an electrolyte disturbance, or other problems. The only way to know for sure is for you to be seen in person for a full history and physical exam, lab tests. Please get seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes use both: Dopamine has more affect on blood pressure (raises it). Dobutamine increases heart (myocardial) contractility so it makes the heart muscle beat stronger and subsequently increases cardiac output. They are often used together for people with heart failure and low bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irregular heartbeat, triple beats at times. No meds. Stress tests/echo/holter all normal. Will exercise strengthen it and lessen the skipped beats?
I have tachycardia! rate of 130+ always! which i've had ekgs, holter monitors, event monitor, CT angiogram, & heart ultra sound which were all norm?
It depends: Even though the work up has been normal, you could still have inappropriate sinus tachycardia or supra ventricular tachycardia (avnrt for instance). If the tachycardia persists, you should see an electrophysiologist - doctor that specializes in heart rhythm disorders - and she or he can take a look at your tests and decide if something else needs to be done. ...Read more
Resting hr 49-55 laid down during this period I get more PVCs and PACs? All heart tests normal, cardiac mri, echo , ecg, stress ECG etc
You are OK.: Some people have these Benign arrhythmias and never get sick from them. ...Read more
Male 22. Get pvc's often. Had ecg, 24hecg, stress ecg, echo, cardiac mri/mra. Safe to ignore the pvc's? Its a quick skipped beat feeling.
If I have many different heart beats... Will an EP study check all chambers of the heart for defects?
Not necessarily: An EP study can be very good at defining certain arrhythmias however is not perfect and it may not be necessary depending on the results of your monitor. Consult an Electrophysiologist ...Read more
PVC's and PAC's: Premature atrial and ventricular contractions or extra heartbeats may be considered normal in a heathly young adult. These extra heartbeats may be aggravated by pain, anxiety, stimulant drugs, medications and foods like caffeine. Although generally benign, pac's and pvc's may reflect underlying heart disease, anemia, electrolyte or endocrine conditions. Urgent eval if chest pain, sob or syncope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests. Any ideas?
Can lack of bowel movements cause hbp, pounding racing heart rates, and chest pains? Been checked w/ct, heart monitor. All negative.
At the er for chest pain hospital monitor says couplet pvcs amd sv rhythm. What does sv rhythm mean? and are couplet pvcs dangerous?
Not necessarily: SV="supraventricular rhythm" which is normal. PVCs are "extra beats" that sometimes lead to the feeling of a thump or irregular heart beat. By themselves, extra PVCs or couplets of PVCs are not dangerous. Some people get them when they drink caffeine or smoke cigarettes. They aren't an indicator of a heart attack, but if they happen during a heart attack, they can be a sign of impending problem ...Read more
Will Atrial fibrillation have other symptoms other then fluttering? will your heart rate always be over 100 after a palpitation?
Atrial fibrillation: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/af/Get a more detailed answer ›