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Atrial Couplets And Triplets
In general no: In general pacs or premature atrial contractions are benign - not harmful. They may be caused by excessive stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, even sugar. Anxiety can also cause this - if your physician has thoroughly evaluated this and ruled out other causes this may be the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On my holter monitor I had 12 atrial ectopic beats. What are atrial ectopic beats and they normal?
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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
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
Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause very rapid ventricular activation during af, which can lead to vf. Rapid ventricular response may cause cardiac weakening over time, which in turn may increase the risk of vf. ...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
PVCs and MI: Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria is inturrupted in some beats and those beats are originating in the ventricle.Bot it does not mean that it is directly due to mi.But you can get pvcs with mi.Occasional pvcs are not serious but if it comes from many foci and in runs it can be seriou. ...Read more
I was wondering is a run of consecutive premature atrial contractions (pacs more than 3) classed as SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)?
Depends: If it's regular, yes. If not, it might just be 3 PACs in a row. The mechanisms are different. ...Read more
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
Whats the difference of preexcitation and a premature beat? And r premature beats from atria dangerous together with sinus tachycardia?
Pre excitation: Preexcitation syndrome is due to the presence of abnormal accessary conduction pathway between atrium and ventricle. It could lead to uncontrolled cardiac arrthmia with rapid heart beat. Premature beats from atrium are more benign and not dangerous like preexcitation. The drugs that we use for symptomatic premature beats are contraindicated for preexcitation. ...Read more
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
Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?
Are odd Supraventricular beats on24Hr Holter the same as (or connected to ?)Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia <30sec ?
No: Supraventricular is NOT ventricular. There is a significant difference clinically, treatment wise and prognostically for extra beats from the atrium vs. extra from the ventricle. ...Read more
Heart and lung: Heart and lung work together, some people develop cardiac asthma if their heart muscle is weak. If asthma existed before the heart issues, they are treated independently. Some heart medications, such as beta blockers, can worsen asthma, some don't. It is a complex issue and needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a Holter test result:
Normal sinus rhythm with occasional premature atrial complexes and rare premature ventricular complexes, please explain.
This is a very: normal report. It means that your heart beat originates from the appropriate place most of the time but you have occasional extra heart beats that come from the top as well as rare ones that come from the bottom of your heart. We ALL do! No worries. ...Read more