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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

May provoke: Stress alone usually doesn't cause the arrhythmia unless there is some underlying predisposition. Having said that, someone with the predisposition, can have recurrences, especially with acute stress. You should make every effort to manage with stress-reducing techniques. ...Read more

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Would echo,ekg,stress test,xray,bloodwork rule out any arrhythmia problem such as premature ventricular contraction and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

Would echo,ekg,stress test,xray,bloodwork rule out any arrhythmia problem such as premature ventricular contraction and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

No: Occasional PVCs are normal. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by definition is only present some of the time and the tests you list could easily miss this if done while the heart is in normal rhythm. Diagnosis of intermittent arrhythmias can be difficult and frequently requires consultation with a cardiologist subspecialized in electrophysiology, Holter monitor test is frequently used. ...Read more

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Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Generally, not: If there is no underlying cardiac problems that may predispose one to atrial fibrillation, it would be unusual for stress to be actual cause; however stress can be the underlying to so many maladies, that one never says never. If one develops atrial fib, must look for underlying heart disease, and--even it none is found-be treated for it by cardiologist specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause pvcs or heart arythmia?

Can omeprazole cause pvcs or heart arythmia?

Rarely: In rare circumstances, particularly when the Omeprazole has been taken for a long time, low magnesium levels in the blood can result, which can cause heart palpitations. Although this is an extremely rare occurrence, if you feel it may apply to you, i would recommend stopping the Omeprazole immediately and seeing your dr., who may want to draw a magnesium level, if the circumstances warrant it. ...Read more

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Iv had ECG holter monitor I suffer aniexty and panic attacks chances of sudden cardiac arrest due to palpatations?

Iv had ECG holter monitor I suffer aniexty and panic attacks chances of sudden cardiac arrest due to palpatations?

Low hanging fruit: its always easy to blame signs and symptoms on anxiety. if a holter is the only work up thus far ,an echo to assess your heart function and structure,labs,and a 30 day event recorder to assess intermittent symptoms would be appropriate. electrolytes,calcium,magnesium,thyroid function,hormone levels etc as indicated. stop all caffeine or natural supplements.If all neg, THEN anxiolytics and psych rx ...Read more

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How could ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

How could ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

No definite rules...: Can differentiate these 2 arrhythmia types, although ventricular tachycardia generally causes more severe symptoms such as chest pain, fainting and even a cardiac arrest. Atrial tachycardia almost never causes cardiac arrest, although can be felt as palpitations with lightheadedness or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can atrial fibrillation be psychosomatic?

Can atrial fibrillation be psychosomatic?

No: Atrial fibrillation is a specific rhythm abnormality caused by certain specific electrical changes in the upper chamber of the heart. This cannot be faked. However, the stress from certain psychological conditions can increase the likelihood that a patient goes into or experiences the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Can sinus tachycardia cause a feeling of heart flutters, without PVC or PAC?

Can sinus tachycardia cause a feeling of heart flutters, without PVC or PAC?

Can: elevated heart rate feel like an elevated heart rate. Yes, but it begs the question of why it is occurring. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause your heart rate to stay increased for hours/days? Heart x-ray, EKG, blood work normal. Sinus Tachycardia from anxiety?

Can anxiety cause your heart rate to stay increased for hours/days? Heart x-ray, EKG, blood work normal. Sinus Tachycardia from anxiety?

EKG cannot be normal: Short answer, yes anxiety CAN cause elevated heart rate, duration varies with degree of anxiety (episode vs. chronic). An EKG should not be "normal" however, as sinus tachycardia would show up and make an EKG abnormal. This may require the attention of a local internist or cardiologist to further clarify, identify and treat or counsel. ...Read more

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Could a panic attack causing borderline prolonged qt interval?

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Could a panic attack causing borderline prolonged qt interval?

Panic & QT: Not likely to affect the heart ventricles & cause prolonged q-t interval. Check with a cardiologist to better interpret the ekg findings. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause sinus tachycardia?

Can anxiety cause sinus tachycardia?

Yes: This can be a chicken and egg argument. Which came first? Inappropriate st can also be a source of anxiety. Cardiac heart monitoring can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause atrial fib?

Can anxiety cause atrial fib?

Yes: Anxiety/stress may be associated with catecholamine excess (adrenalin) which increases automaticity of the heart (irritability) which can encourage the development of afib. ...Read more

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Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Yes: Specially anxiety/ panic attacks with normal heart. See your physician for a good history and physical exam and to r/o other heart and non heart conditions. ...Read more

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Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?

Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?

Seizures can cause: an increase in heart rate however not the other way around. Defining the nature of the heart rate response is important. You need to see a health care provider and have them obtain the appropriate testing. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A rapid beating of the heart (more than 100 beats/minute) caused by abnormal electrical impulses that originate in the upper chambers ...Read more