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If holter monitor shows benign arrhythmias, should I still have an actual diagnosis of an arrhythmia even if they are benign?
It depends who: You talk to, but yes, I would consider benign arrhythmias as an arrhythmia.. ...Read more
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?
Not CHD: Missing information is what symptom prompted this extensive work-up in the first place. Assuming palpitations was the reason, the first thing to do is to better define this. Keep a log. Take your pulse every time. Record how fast, how often, how long it lasts and what happens when it stops (sudden or slows down). The answers to these questions will provide more information to start than the tests. ...Read more
Not likely: Without knowing the "benign" arrhythmia and other aspects of your health, I cannot accurately answer your question with any greater certainty. ...Read more
I have a benign aorta arrhythmia. For the past 2 days, when I get the skip and the beat, it is followed by a warm flush sensation in my groin.
Variable heart rates: Can result in variable blood pressures. The resultant compensatory mechanisms of the vasculature could result in this sensation. Doubtful this is anything to worry about. ...Read more
Yes: Whether the very common "sinus arrhythmia" really causes pac's / pvc's is something you'll want to discuss with your physician but if he/she isn't concerned, I'm not either. More than 5 per minute, or in runs, is worrisome. You may try limiting coffee intake, or just getting comfortable with hearts doing flip-flops from time to time. Glad you're taking a proactive approach. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: While we don't cure a lot of things, some arrhythmias are actually able to be cured. When abnormal tissue is causing the arrhythmia, by ablation (destruction)of the abnormal tissue we may be able to cure that specific arrhythmia. This isn't all arrhythmias by any means, but at least its some. ...Read more
Flip Flops: An arrythmia or iabnormal heart beat may be of several types. A tachycardia or rapid rhythm feels like a racing heart but not brought on by exercise. A slow heart beat may lead to fatigue or passing out. The most common arrythmia is due to extra beats which feel like a "flip flop" sensation due to the extra early beat or a pause after the beat with a "sinking" feeling in the chest. ...Read more
Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and some from the lower chambers (ventricles). In general, most of the atrial arrhythmias are benign and most of the ventricular arrhythmias are problematic. Your cardiologist usually treats the arrhythmias or may refer you to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
There are many types of arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. The most common ones are benign and not dangerous and only a nuisance at most. However if your races and does not stop or you feel poorly - lighheaded, sick to your stomach, dizzy or pass out - this could be a very serious condition.
The only way to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have is to see your doctor. ...Read more
Arrhythmia Tests: Testing for an arrhythmia can include electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), 24 hour or 48 hour Holter Monitor, 2 week Zio event monitor, or 4 week event monitor. Other potential tests for longer term monitoring can include a monitor that implants under the skin. There is also invasive testing for arrhythmias by a Cardiac Electrophysiologist called an Electrophysiology Study. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: We generally diagnose an arrhythmia by a patient having symptoms and an electrocardiogram or ECG monitor displaying the arrhythmia so we can identify it. Sometimes the patient has no symptoms but is on a monitor and we see an arrhythmia with no symptoms. Arrhtymia means abnormal rhythm........ ...Read more
Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Irregular heartbeat: An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart. The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options. ...Read more
The best way to identify a rhythm problem is to have it documented by a rhythm monitor,
Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias).
Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days.
It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more