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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be ...Read more


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Can mulitfocal pvcs lead to cardiac arrest?

Yes: If a PVC hits in the wrong area of rhythym ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation can be induced. It is an infrequent occurrence but is possible. ...Read more

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Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

PVC : In people with marked impairment of cardiac function, frequent PVC s increase the risk of vtach. In patients whose hearts appear normal, vtach would be rare. ...Read more

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Can benign ventricular ectopy turn into that scary sudden death heart problem?

Can benign ventricular ectopy turn into that scary sudden death heart problem?

Ectopy: Benign type ventricular ectopy in an otherwise normal heart rarely is associated with sudden death. If the situation changes so that the previously benign ectopy continues to exist but now within a diseased myocardium, the situation is altered. ...Read more

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Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous?Read that prexcitaion can cause death??

Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous?Read that prexcitaion can cause death??

Atrial arrhythmias: Most probably you don't have preexcitation. You probably have atrial ectopics (extra beats) common with stress, caffeine, hormonal changes, lack of sleep. Rare for pre-excitation to cause death. ...Read more

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Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Not usually: This would be a bit odd. Usually fibrillation is the result of age, drinking, and diseases which exhaust or stretch out the atria. Inappropriate sinus tach usually doesn't directly result in afib. When it went to "abnormal" are you sure that was to fib? Did they get an ekg? Could well be flutter too, which can occasionally be mistaken for fib. ...Read more

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Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Possibly: Any part of the heart that becomes enlarged is prone to possible arrhythmia if enlarged enough. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause pvcs or heart arythmia?

Rarely: In rare circumstances, particularly when the Omeprazole has been taken for a long time, low magnesium levels in the blood can result, which can cause heart palpitations. Although this is an extremely rare occurrence, if you feel it may apply to you, i would recommend stopping the Omeprazole immediately and seeing your dr., who may want to draw a magnesium level, if the circumstances warrant it. ...Read more

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Can 2 pvcs in a row cause vtach?

Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventricular electrical impulse occurs during the recovery phase of the preceding beat, ventricular tachycardia can occur. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Possibly: There are many types of palpitations. Some can be dangerous or even fatal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello can ectopic heart beat lead to vf or other heart proplems?

Hello can ectopic heart beat lead to vf or other heart proplems?

Very rarely: We never say never in medicine. But single ectopic beats in people with an otherwise normal heart are usually benign. ...Read more

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Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

May provoke: Stress alone usually doesn't cause the arrhythmia unless there is some underlying predisposition. Having said that, someone with the predisposition, can have recurrences, especially with acute stress. You should make every effort to manage with stress-reducing techniques. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

Many ways: Svt can be very diruptive if it occurs frequently and is symptomatic. Symptoms can include chest pain , shortness of breath, palpitations, lightheadedness. Some tolerate it well without specific treatment. Others require medications and possibly radiofrequency ablation, which is frequently curative. See your doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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Does multiple SVT episodes from my WPW syndrome lead to heart failure?

Does multiple SVT episodes from my WPW syndrome lead to heart failure?

Dangerous: If you truly have WPW and you truly have SVT, you need to have an ablation performed. The combination of SVT and WPW can lead, in susceptible people, to sudden death. CHF is not the issue here. ...Read more

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When can ectopic atrial tachycardia be dangerous?

Symptoms: If recurrent and causes symptoms of chest pain syncope and dizzy spells as well as angina or palpitation induced shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can ventricular tachycardia cause blackout?

Can ventricular tachycardia cause blackout?

Yes: Black-outs (or syncope) are often caused by transient reductions in blood flow to the brain from a variety of causes. With ventricular tachycardia, the abnormal rhythm may be associated with a reduction in cardiac output and a temporary reduction in brain blood flow that can lead to syncope. ...Read more

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Can pvcs lead go vtach?

Sometimes: Sometimes pvcs can trigger ventricular tachycardia, especially in diseased hearts (cardiomyopathy, heart attacks). ...Read more

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Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

PVC : In people with marked impairment of cardiac function, frequent PVC s increase the risk of vtach. In patients whose hearts appear normal, vtach would be rare. ...Read more

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Can 2 pvcs in a row cause vtach?

Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventricular electrical impulse occurs during the recovery phase of the preceding beat, ventricular tachycardia can occur. ...Read more

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In vtach does your heart have to be over 100 and have 3 pvcs in a row or can it just be 3pvcs in a row?

VT vs NSVT: More than 4PVCs and non sustained run of PVC - less than 30sec is usually called non sustained ventricular tachycardia. Rates tend to be faster than 160. ...Read more

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Episode that started with approx 8 to 10 pvcs in a row. Felt sob, then heart started racing for about 3 to 4 minutes at 200 bpm vtach? Dangerous?

Episode that started with approx 8 to 10 pvcs in a row. Felt sob, then heart started racing for about 3 to 4 minutes at 200 bpm  vtach? Dangerous?

Extra Heart Beats: According to your description it seems thatyou are definately having extra heart beats but I am not sure how can you tell that these are PVC's or PAC's with short burst of SVT since Vtach usually does not have HR of 200 BPM. You definately needs further testing which should include a Holter monitor,Poss. A event monitor if HM is negative,A 2 D Echo and eventually a stress test and even a full EPS. ...Read more

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If I had non sustained vtach and my heart converted back on its own. Should I go to er? Is this a sign that my pvcs are worsening,More at risk for sca

More info needed: How do you know you had non sustained vtach? I would strongly suggest evaluation by a cardiologist given your concerns. Please make sure they are aware of all medications and supplements. ...Read more

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In Vtach do you have to have a fast heart rate or can it just be 3 or more pvcs in a row without a fast heart rate?

Vtach: Hi, yes, 3 or more PVC in a row is called Vtach, rate doesn't need to be fast but u certainly could feel palpitation. Have you seen a Cardiologist? ...Read more

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Suffering with pvc ectopic beats for years with runs of 5-6 pvc. My ECHO and ECG however was 100% normal. Likley I go into Ventricular Tachycardia??

Suffering with pvc ectopic beats for years with runs of 5-6 pvc. My ECHO and ECG however was 100% normal. Likley I go into Ventricular Tachycardia??

Take seriously: i recommend a consultation with a cardiac electro physiologist. Recent studies have correlated the amount of PVCs a person has over a 24 hour period with the development of a weakening of the heart muscle (CHF). Therefore, a thorough evaluation and frequent follow up needs to be undertaken with consideration for medications that suppress PVCs while also being useful for preventing weak hearts. ...Read more

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I wore a zio patch that had a 5 beat run of ventricular tachycardia at 178 by, lots of pvc and stress. Worried (worsened by: psychological stress) . ?

I wore a zio patch that had a 5 beat run of ventricular tachycardia at 178 by, lots of pvc and stress. Worried 
(worsened by: psychological stress) .
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More: answering this question requires more information and contact. If you wish to consult, I am available. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC www.thepmc.org for recommended reading ...Read more

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My heart structurally fine on echo, MRA, ECG, MRI, holter monitors. Is it unlikely my frequent PVCs will turn into Ventricular tachycardia/death?

My heart structurally fine on echo, MRA, ECG, MRI, holter monitors. Is it unlikely my frequent PVCs will turn into Ventricular tachycardia/death?

Unlikely: With a normal heart based on all the studies you have had, PVCs are usually benign and not like to precipitate ventricular tachycardia. The caveat is that you are on diltiazem as well as amitriptyline both of which can affect the heart rhythm. Thus you should continue to have your EKG monitor. All the best to you! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about lead exposure from the PVC in household products such as electrical cords and artificial xmas trees?

Should i be concerned about lead exposure from the PVC in household products such as electrical cords and artificial xmas trees?

Don't worry: Unless you actually eat lead, which is why kids get lead poisoning in older houses (the lead paint chips are sweet!), you are unlikely to encounter any problems. Stop being concerned and have a merry christmas. ...Read more

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Can pvcs ever lead to cardiac arrest?

PVC's: Single and couplet pvcs majority of the time are benign. Cardiac arrest is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can mulitfocal pvcs lead to cardiac arrest?

Yes: If a PVC hits in the wrong area of rhythym ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation can be induced. It is an infrequent occurrence but is possible. ...Read more

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Can artificial trees made of PVC cause health problems includ. cancer to adults?Can these trees cause cancer b/c PVC releases dioxins, arsenic,&lead?

Can artificial trees made of PVC cause health problems includ. cancer to adults?Can these trees cause cancer b/c PVC releases dioxins, arsenic,&lead?

Be discerning: If you were to believe everything that you read about the supposed dangers of common chemicals, you would be reading uncritically. There is a lot of money in fear-mongering and no laws against people simply making stuff up. The plastic itself is inert though some of the chemicals used to make it have presented hazards to workers. As far as "releasing dioxins, arsenic and lead", news to me. ...Read more