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Doctor insights on: An Abnormal Heart Sound

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What heart condition cause an abnormal heartbeat?

What  heart condition cause an abnormal heartbeat?

Structural heart dis: Structural heart disease such as coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease, valvular disease, and congenital heart disease can cause an abnormal beat. Intrinsic conduction abnormality can cause an abnormal beat. Premature beats can also occur in a structurally normal heart and be stimulated by ceffeine, stress, anxiety, pain, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal rhythm of the heart which can be detected by listening, checking pulse, doing ekg or imaging. There can be many causes and effects. I will share this with cardiologists for additional information. ...Read more

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What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg , certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms.Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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What does a normal EKG look like versus an abnormal one from an undetected heart attack ?

What does a normal EKG look like versus an abnormal one from an undetected heart attack ?

A normal EKG: Because some areas of the heart are electrically silent, one can have a full blown heart attack with an entirely normal ekg. When the ekg is destined to become abnormal, it often lags, not showing changes early on: hence the need for "serial ekgs" (done daily). The adage "treat the patient, not the ekg" hasn't changed over the years. ...Read more

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Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

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

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Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rate and rhythm?

Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rate and rhythm?

It can : Cardioversion can be used to correct an abnormal rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. Sometimes, however, the procedure does not correct the situation. In such cases, medications may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have abnormal heart rhythm, what does an electrophsyiologist do?

I have abnormal heart rhythm, what does an electrophsyiologist do?

EP: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologic specialist who specializes in cardiac rhythm diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is an abnormal heart rate that can impair cardiac output called?

What is an abnormal heart rate that can impair cardiac output called?

Cardiac Output: Cardiac output equals stroke volume x heart rate. That means if the heart rate goes up the cardiac output will go up. The stroke volume is how much the heart pumps out with each contraction. That can go down if the heart rhythm is off like in atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur and an irregularly fast heart rate, what does this sound like?

I have a heart murmur and an irregularly fast heart rate, what does this sound like?

Murmur: It sounds like you need to be checked by your doc or a cardiologist. One possibility is valve disease and atrial fibrillation. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Does someone with atrial fibrillation always have an abnormal ECG result?

Does someone with atrial fibrillation always have an abnormal ECG result?

If they're in fib...: If you're in fibrillation at the time of the ekg, it will always produce an abnormal ekg. ...Read more

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Does a "Normal ECG" report indicates there is nothing like LBBB or past heart attack, stroke or cardiac attack ?

Does a "Normal ECG" report indicates there is nothing like LBBB or past heart attack, stroke or cardiac attack ?

ECG not great.: While certain things, like a LBBB, would be evident and obvious on an ECG, other things, like previous heart attacks, or more importantly the risk for a future heart attack, may be frustratingly absent from a resting ECG. Echocardiogram and stress test may be more useful cardiac tests for risk stratification. ...Read more

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Whats an innocents heart murmor ?

Whats an innocents heart murmor ?

Innocent murmur: Innocent murmur, physiologic murmur is a heart murmur that is primarily due to physiologic conditions outside the heart, as opposed to structural defects in the heart itself. ...Read more

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Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Rebooting the system: Our heart works through electrical pathways. If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync. ...Read more

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Does a normal echocardiogram mean heart murmur is benign?

Does a normal echocardiogram mean heart murmur is benign?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often mistranslate what the dr. Tells them. A normal echocardiogram implies there is no heart abnormality causing the noise ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat considered a heart disease?

Is an irregular heartbeat considered a heart disease?

Depends: If the irregular heart beat is due to sporadic premature beats and the heart is structurally normal, that kind of irregularity is present in all normal hearts and not considered a heart disease. On the other hand, if you have atrial fibrillation (for example), that is considered a heart disease. ...Read more

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Would an EKG show an enlarged heart?

Would an EKG show an enlarged heart?

ECG : Ecg shows electrical activity, it doesn't image heart size. Some ECG recordings can suggest enlarged heart, but the sensitivity and specificity is low. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Arrythmias are heart rhythm disturbances which can be dangerous but controlled with medication and or interventional procedures. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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During a carotid artery scan (handheld like an ultrasound) an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia was detected. What kind of arrhythmia would it be?

During a carotid artery scan (handheld like an ultrasound) an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia was detected. What kind of arrhythmia would it be?

Arrhythmia : You need to get an ekg first to see if you really have arrhythmia . Based on that you may need more studies including echo, holter , etc. Please go and see your doctor ... ...Read more