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For a time: The classic form of endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. If the organism has low virulence, then the early stages of endocarditis can be entirely asymptomatic. Typically, over time, though, we believe that the infection worsens, eventually causing symptoms and signs. Fever, heart failure, new murmur, embolism are all potential signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Holter report- "ventricular ectopic singles, rare supraventricular ectopic singles, one triplet". 40 F, echo normal, dr. says all ok. Should i worry??
No Worries!: No, these isolated beats that are sporadic are considered within the normal range on a holter. ...Read more
31 f had echo showed mild left ventricular enlargement. ef 60%. all else normal. Never high bp. have non symptomatic bradycardia. cause?
Unlikely: An normal thorough echocardiogram, especially a pediatric echo, generally rules out a vsd. It would be very unlikely to fail to identify a significant vsd on a thorough echo. Tiny ones can sometimes be missed, but they usually don't matter anyway since they rarely cause problems or need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 day loop results states tachycardia up to 140, bradycardia 42 bpm, ventricular ectopic complexes, supra ventricular ectopic complexes and an atrial couplet. Should I be worried?
Arrhythmias: You should be talking to your doctor about the situation to get more information. The rhythms alone don't necessarily imply something 'bad'. On the other hand if you were entirely normal they wouldn't be there. The rest of your condition is what tells you whether you should be worried. Your doctor is best positioned to answer that question. ...Read more
Mom Holter test.ventricular ectopic beats.Supraventricular summary 89307 beats total133,isolated112,pairs4,abberant0,runs3 run beats13.rhythym sinus.
Holter results: inspection of relevance ECG tracings is necessary for appropriate interpretive report. ...Read more
On labetelol tambocor (flecainide) diathazide severe PVC hypertension recent angiogram show ascending thoracic aorta prominent with 3.7 CM dilation. Concerned?
Close observation: It sounds like you have a couple different issues that require regular observation. While your aortic root diameter does not suggest that surgery is needed at this time, your blood pressure needs strict control and regular imaging studies can detect enlargement. And if your pvcs are not well controlled on tambocor (flecainide) or if you have more than 10-15, 000 per day, catheter ablation can be a good option. ...Read more
Sure..: Unfortunately, the prenatal ultrasound detection rate for fetal cardiac defects is variable between 15-70% among centers, with the largest ones having the best results. As you can tell, short of having a fetal echo, the routine prenatal ultrasound (or even a comprehensive/targeted one) can miss even major cardiac defects in 30-85% of cases.. Take Folic Acid to prevent heart defects in you fetus! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?
Few extra beats: Ectopy means essentially "extra beats" usually coming earlier than expected in your normal heart rhythm cycle. Atrial ectopics come from the upper part of the heart and are often benign. Ventricular ectopics come from the lower chamber of the heart. A frequency of 0.1% is very low. Continue to monitor with your doctor! ...Read more
Small pfo w/ atrital septal aneuysm. Passed stress test, holter showed few PACs, more PVCs. Related? Cardio says not worried. Scared of sudden death!
Unlikely: It is unlikely that y will have sudden death. You might be bothered by the extra beats and might need some further w/o or treatment.ou ...Read more
24 hour holter ecg showed 2 PVCs and 6 supraventricular ectopics. Echocardiogram unremarkable and perfect! Any other tests or are these benign?
Moms holter test shows ventricular ectopic beats.In 89307 beats total aw 133,isolated 112,pairs 4,abberant 0,runs 3&run beats 13.rhythym is sinus.help?
Not enough info: What distinguishes the significance of a rhythm disturbance is what the condition of the heart is, not the rhythm per se. Your mother needs an evaluation which includes information about how strong her heart is and whether she has evidence of blocked arteries. Other considerations are what meds she takes, her use of nicotine, alcohol and caffeine, and what symptoms, if any, she has. Warm wishes. ...Read more
Why does my 48hr monitor say "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopic" what's the difference between ectopic and atrial ectopic?
Diction: Ectopics can arise from the atria and the ventricles, the site of origin and mechanism lead to differences in symptoms, prognosis, treatment etc. From your submitted quote I suspect either a dictation or transcription error.and the reporting physician likely would appreciate having this pointed out for correction. ...Read more
2013 Ectopic beats found on 24HR Holter Cardiologist said rapid bursts of 6 to 8 in between Beats now an again is Burst Benign Ectopics no thud, Agree
Results are yours: The results of tests that you had done belong to you; you can take them to another doctor. Don't assume that the 2nd opinion doctor has access to the tests unless you bring them yourself. For some tests (echocardiography & catheterization) it is valuable to get not only the written report on paper but also the images themselves on a CD. For Holter, a printout of the ECGs is crucial to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous injury to the heart. You might want to consider getting further evaluation, such as a stress treadmill ECG test. Depending on various associated healthy issues, this might need to be combined with imaging (nuclear or ultrasonography). ...Read more