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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


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How high would your heart rate have to be to cause cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest?

How high would your heart rate have to be to cause cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest?

Depends...: There are heart rhythmn disorders that do not begin with an elevated heart rate. Not all cardiac arrhythmias are due to an elevated heart rate. There are rhythmn disorders that have a normal heart rate or even a slow heart rate. A normal or slow heart rate does not rule put an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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3 years ago I had a carotid CTA which detected an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia. I am experiencing heart rate spikes. Was that arrhythmia real?

3 years ago I had a carotid CTA which detected an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia. I am experiencing heart rate spikes. Was that arrhythmia real?

Review of records: In general, the results of tests that you had done should be available to you, and you can take them to another doctor for review. Don't assume that the 2nd opinion doctor will have access to the tests unless you bring them. It is valuable to get not only the written report on paper but also for some tests the images themselves, usually on a CD. Only by seeing the data can a 2d opinion doctor help ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death. .. Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death. .. Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Yes: It is possible for all of your family to be heterozygous for an abnormality and therefore asymptomatic and you are homozygous and at risk. It is unlikely that you would have a problem of this nature and not have had serious symptoms or diagnostic evidence by the time you were 20. You need to get control of your anxiety. You have a normal echo and a loop recorder in place. Take your Xanax (alprazolam) and chill ...Read more

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My brother is suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. On 12 of this month he went under RF. Doctor started sotalol due to increase in heart beat. RF FAILE?

My brother is suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. On 12 of this month he went under RF. Doctor started sotalol due to increase in heart beat. RF FAILE?

Not necessarily: The majority of people who undergo RF ablation will require medical treatment in addition. Moreover, it takes a good 6-8 weeks before the ablation success is determined since early temporary recurrence of arrhythmia is common even when it's completely successful. One must wait and see. ...Read more

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Heart rate normally 68 BPM brief jump to 208. Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia on recent neck scan but no follow up, palpitations 2 days ago. Ideas?

Heart rate normally 68 BPM brief jump to 208. Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia on recent neck scan but no follow up, palpitations 2 days ago. Ideas?

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: The younger patients like yourself, experiencing palpitations could have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. If you do not have any affiliated medical problems, and considering you are young, doctors might not prescribed any medications. ...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

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I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

Sorry : (: Your question gets cut off after a certain number of characters so we don't have all the read. It sounds, though, like you had some extra heartbeats at the time you pressed the "record" button. This may explain what you felt at those times. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. Arrhythmia?

Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. Arrhythmia?

Zofran + arrhythmia: There are reports of arrhythmias associated with (which does not mean caused by) intravenous Zofran. Some reports have suggested the risk is higher for patients with abnormal hearts, and that is generally true for most other possibly proarrhythmic drugs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart murmur, tachycardia and a cardiac arrythmia?

What is the difference between a heart murmur, tachycardia and a cardiac arrythmia?

Common problems: A heart murmur is blood flow that can be heard with a stethoscope. This can be normal flow or abnormal flow. Tachycardia is the finding of a heart rate above the normal resting heart rate for your age. Arrhythmia is defined as the electricity moving through the heart in an abnormal pattern. There are many types of arrhythmia, some benign and some serious. ...Read more

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How do a heart murmur and a cardiac arrythmia differ?

How do a heart murmur and a cardiac arrythmia differ?

2 different things: A murmur is a sound you hear with a stethoscope. It may be innocent or represent heart disease. An arrhythmia is an irregular rhythm which also may either be benign or serious. ...Read more

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How do heart arrhythmias start?

Arrhythmias: It depends on the arrhythmia, sometimes they are the result of scarring in the heart, or the result of valvular disease or high blood pressure. Often they can occur without any known cause, but due to an electrical disturbance in the heart which triggers the irregular beat and it is then conducted outside the normal conduction system of the heart. ...Read more

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How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

Different ways: Some arrhythmias can be treated with medications; others can be modified or even cured with a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab (radio frequency ablation). It will depend on what the type and or mechanism of the arrhythmia is and how much of an impact it is having. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

Several: These include palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops, " or feeling that your heart is "running away").Pounding in your chest. Dizziness or feeling light-headed. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Chest discomfort. Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired). ...Read more

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What is a heart arrhythmia?

A heart arrhythmia: Is a term used for any number of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. The heart beat may be too fast or too slow, and may be regular or irregular. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Yes: Both atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are associated with pooling or stasis of blood, loss of vigorous contraction, and possibly platelet activation all of which can cause blood clots. If the clot moves it can go to the brain and cause stroke. ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Possibly: Any part of the heart that becomes enlarged is prone to possible arrhythmia if enlarged enough. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Death is death: Both can occur together.
Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general.
Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a variety of items.
Ventricular tachycardia, and fibrillation are the common "arrest" rhythms along with asystole and heart block- bradycardia s. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate so high while running? Could I be in danger of a serious arrhythmia?

Why is my heart rate so high while running? Could I be in danger of a serious arrhythmia?

Objective values: Some people are more heart aware than others. Sometimes patients think they have a high heart rate when in reality it is within normal and appropriate range. Objective evaluation by pulse meter or electrocardiographic monitoring is necessary to fully answer your question. Ask your health care provider to evaluate you at rest and during exercise to relieve your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

Different conditions: Palpitation is the sensation that there is an abnormality in the heartbeat. It is a symptom. A murmur is something heard when listening to the heart. An arrhythmia is any abnormality of the heartbeat and is therefore nonspecific. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, it is any type of irregular heart beat. Serious types of arrhythmias occur when the heart races ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more