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Can atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular beat cause ventricular fibrillation?

Can atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular beat cause ventricular fibrillation?

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

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Does atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response cause ventricular fibrillation?

Does atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response cause ventricular fibrillation?

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 more

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How much rate atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular ?

How much rate atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular ?

Usually < 60-70: Most people, left untreated, have rates between 70 and 150. It's a bit unusual to fall below that without drugs or other treatment. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat usually atrial fibrillation?

Is an irregular heart beat usually atrial fibrillation?

Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be done or possibly a monitoring device ordered to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Ventricular fibrillation fatal?

Ventricular fibrillation fatal?

Possibly..: In ventricular fibrillation, vfib, the heart is quivering and there is no blood flow so the person is clinically dead. If the heart cannot be restored to a rhythmn where there is blood flow, the patient will then be pronounced dead. Treatment for this rhythmn includes electrically shocking the heart as quickly as possible. Performing CPR in the meantime can be life-saving. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat always atrial fib?

Is an irregular heart beat always atrial fib?

No: It could be PVC, PAC, different hear blocks to name a few. Then best thing is to get an ECG to identify the exact rhythm to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Compare ventricular vs supraventricular tachycardia?

Atria or ventricles: Supra ventricular tachycardia: from upper chambers of the heart, is due to irritability (increased automaticity) or a short circuit (reentry), heart is usually structurally normal. Ventricular tachycardia: from lower chambers of the heart, due to irritability, can occur in normal hearts but is more often seen in hearts with scar tissue or weak hearts and can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Please re-send: A diastolic click is always worrisome. Get an echocardiogram. If your SGPT is that high, find out why -- repeat off alcohol, painkillers and whatever else you don't need, and if it's still up, start the work up for viral hepatitis family (B, C), hemochromatosis, Wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, lupoid hepatitis. ...Read more

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Atrial ectopic tachycardia vs atrial tachycardia? What's the difference?

Sinoatrial node.: The normal heart rate "pacemaker" center is in the sinoatrial node, a part of the right atrium. Ectopic atrial tachycardia means that the pacemaker region (the part that is setting the heart rate) is in another location, & is acting erratically. Atrial tachycardia implies that it is the sinoatrial node that is acting erratically. They are similar, but the heartbeat starts at different points. ...Read more

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A question on supraventricular tachycardia- svt. At how rate is a fast heart rate deadly?

A question on supraventricular tachycardia- svt. At how rate is a fast heart rate deadly?

Good question: On average, heart rates over 180 are potentially fatal. Heart rates under 160 are usually not fatal, but they can be serious. The faster the heart rate in svt, the less blood fills the heart and the less blood is pumped to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Are skipped heart beats dangerous?

Are skipped heart beats dangerous?

Usually not: If you feel a skipping of the heart beat that goes away after only a few seconds, that is usually not dangersous. Warning signs would be if the skipping persisted for many minutes, or you felt dizzy, lightheaded, short of breath of chest pains. These could be these signs of a more serious type of irregular heart beat. ...Read more

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Does heart rate variability predict death?

Does heart rate variability predict death?

Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question. ...Read more

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Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a premature beat, it's called ventricular bigeminy. When every 3rd beat is premature, it's called ventricular trigeminy, and so on. Bottom line: with a normal heart, these patterns are completely benign and don't need treatment unless very troubling. ...Read more

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Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these ...Read more

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Why is ventricular fibrillation worse than atrial fibrillation?

Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions so blood pumping essentially stops. Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm you can live with. Ventricular fibrillation is a rhythm you die with unless it is corrected quickly. ...Read more

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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