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What is the difference between atrial and junctional tachycardia?

What is the difference between atrial and junctional tachycardia?

Location of beats: Atrial tachycardia is an arrhythmia with an abnormal electrical circuit beginning in the atria, the top portion of the heart. A junctional tachycardia is seen when the electrical impulses begin in the electrical tissue between the atria and ventricles. Both arrhythmias are categorized as supraventricular, meaning arising above the ventricle. ...Read more

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How uncommon us atrial tachycardia and what causes it to start?

How uncommon us atrial tachycardia and what causes it to start?

Common: It's surprisingly common and can occur in normal hearts in the absence of heart disease. It can be caused by cardiac stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, amphetamine, alcohol, and certain medicines like bronchodilators, atropine, and adrenalin. Thyroid excess can cause it. Stress and lack of sleep can contribute. It occurs for no recognized reason in some. ...Read more

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Is there a?Difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Is there a?Difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Yes.: These are two different rhythms. Atrial tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from either the left or right atrium. Junctional tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from the av node. Neither is more dangerous than the other. The treatments will be different, usually. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Atach vs J tach : The source of atach is in the upper chamber the attia. Junctional tach arises from a location midway between the atria and ventricle. ...Read more

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What does the surgery for atrial tachycardia involve?

Do U mean ablation?: An ablation procedure for atrial tachycardia involves placing catheters into the heart and "mapping" the heart to determine the location of the arrhythmia. Radiofrequency energy is then used to cauterize the tissue and destroy the area causing the arrhythmia. You can speak to a cardiac electrophysiologist to learn more. ...Read more

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Is sinus tachycardia same thing as the atrial fibillliation?

Is sinus tachycardia same thing as the atrial fibillliation?

No: Sinus tachy is a fast heart rate > 100 beats per minute through the normal physiologic path...Sa node in atrium >av node>ventricles. Afib is multiple ectropic sites in the atria firing off and competing with the sa node.Both can be very fast but its a diffrent mechanism. ...Read more

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Can atrial tachycardia cause a pain in the center of your chest, like a "catch" type pain?

Yes.: Faster heart rates can lead to reduced blood supply to your heart, therefore pain... You need to investigate the causes with the help of a physician... Best luck and happy easter sunday! ...Read more

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