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Atrial Flutter With Variable Block
What is atrial flutter with variable AV block with premature ventricular or aberrantly conducted complexes? is same with AV Block heart degres 1?
Only in a Very Few: Generally, the answer to this is a very solid "no." this is a rare complication of people with another condition (on top of their afib) called wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (or wpw). In certain patients having both conditions, the top chamber is too-well connected to the bottom and can trigger ventricular fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AF vs vf: Good question, they could look alike on ECG. Both would also result in cardiac arrest. As no perfusion would result, one would expect AF waves to be less visible than VF very quickly. If arrest had been present for say more than 30sec. , VF would be more likely as the AF waves should likely not be visible. ...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
Can a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and av node reentry tachycardia increase the risk for a heart attack?
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
Please can you explain what atrial flutter with variable av block
compatible with a bundle branch block. Possible inferior infarction, probably old is?
ECG interpretation.: Atrial flutter: your heart rhythm is abnormal (the atria are contracting very rapidly); variable block: there are a variable number of atrial contractions for every ventricular contraction. A bundle branch block: the ECG complex representing each ventricular contraction is widened due to a block of one branch of your heart's conduction system. Q waves on the ECG suggest an infarct (? Age). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short PR interval no delta wave, short paroxysmal aFib, IRBBB, different types of extrasystoles and tachycardias plus night bradycardia. Diagnosis?
Lown-Ganong-Levine: Same family as WPW with concern for accessory pathway connecting atria directly to ventricles. BUT unlike WPW, LGL is more benign, and the AV node still possesses decremental conduction. ...Read more
Mixed Terms: Your question is contradictory. Mobitz i is wenckebach. I suspect you meant 2nd degree heart block. In which case, yes, stimulants increase the overall heart rate, increasing the stress on the lower conduction system we call the his-purkinje system, and increasing the likelihood that it will block. If the problem improves with caffeine, the problem was likely at the av nodal level instead. ...Read more
Palpatations common: Afib can cuase a variety of symptoms. Palpatations or the feeling of the heart racing is common . Pts may notice this at rest or with exercise. Shortness of breathe also. If heart rate really fast may get dizzy. In extreme cases can get heart failure. Pts without adequate blood thinning can have a stroke with afib also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat of the upper chambers of the heart. Its greatest danger is the formation of bloodclots within the heart which can trravel up to the brain and cause a stroke. Patients with af are generally treated with anticoagulants or blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin (coumadin) or dabigatran (pradaxa) to prevent strokes and medication to control the heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinus Rhythm with RBBB with LAFB withBifascicular Block,left axis deviation. HR 59 BP normal,little dizzy?
Dizzy: You have some evidence for heart electrical blockage on your EKG. This make at higher risk for heart block. Would expect pauses or slower rate if problem. Is dizziness spinning or do you feel you might black out? First symptom vertigo second more concerning. ...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
AV dissociation: Atrioventricular dissociation can occur with or without heart block. For example, during ventricular tachycardia, the ventricular impulses are usually not going retrogradely to the atrium, so there is av dissociation without any heart block. The important thing is whether av dissociation is resulting in a ventricular rate slow enough to be symptomatic with dizziness or syncope. ...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
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