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Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?

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

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more


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Are benign cardiac arrhythmia's anything to worry about if they only happen every 2 years?

Are benign cardiac arrhythmia's anything to worry about if they only happen every 2 years?

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

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If a pac/pvc is caused by sinus arrhythmia breathing out is it benign?

If a pac/pvc is caused by sinus arrhythmia breathing out is it benign?

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

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What is the difference between arrhythmias and dysrhythmias?

None: Cardiac dysrhythmia (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) is any of a large and heterogeneous group of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. ...Read more

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Can you describe how arrhythmias feel like?

Can you describe how arrhythmias feel like?

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

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Can arrhythmias be completely cured?

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

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If you have arrhythmias, what are the symptoms that would tell you to go to the e.R.?

Chest Pain and S.O.B: The main issues to be concerned about include chest pain and/or shortness of breath. Dizziness, lightheadedness, falling, passing out, feeling like one is about to pass out, sudden onset of any of the above and seeming failure of the medications a doctor has treated you with are others. When in doubt, always go. ...Read more

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Can ?You stop arrhythmias without medication?

Can ?You stop arrhythmias without medication?

Yes: Some arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia can be controlled with vagal maneuvers. Massaging the carotid artery where the vagal nerve passes thro. Svt are much more successfully controlled than any other arrhythmia. ...Read more

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How can you determine if my unexplained fainting is due to arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: There is a whole panoply of recording devices that can record cardiac rhythm for hours, days or even weeks to try and catch an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

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