Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cardiac Arrhythmia And Alcohol Withdrawal

Share
Dr. Philip Gilly
117 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

Is a set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, ...Read more


2

2
What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

Dizziness chest pain: Cardiac arrhythmias may occur without symptoms, however they usually occur with palpitations, this is not considered an important symptom by most. When arrhythmias cause other symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness or passing out episodes, the issue becomes a bit more pressing and work up and resolution of the arrhythmia more important. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias can be either benign ( either asymptomatic or nuisance type events (palpitations), or dangerous (potentially life-threatening). Which depends on the type of arrhythmia and the structural context of the heart in which it occurs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

Palpitations: One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance. These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What can I use for cardiac arrhythmia if I don't have a doctor?

Depends: If you don't have a physician because you don't have insurance, find a way to get in to a university clinic or sliding scale clinic where you can be seen for less money. Most arrhythmias require prescriptions that need monitoring by a physician, and can't just be treated with over the counter remedies. In an emergency, bearing down or carotid massage may slow a rapid arrhythmia - but not usually. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Why might ACE inhibitors contribute to cardiac arrhythmia?

Why might ACE inhibitors contribute to cardiac arrhythmia?

ACE inhibitors: in general wouldn't contribute to arrhythmia so. In some situations could lower pressure and cause cathechol stimulus to arrhythmia. In others might cause electrolyte shift and be associated. Wouldn't be common ...Read more

7

7
Should I call 911 when feeling faint with history of cardiac arrhythmia ?

Should I call 911 when feeling faint with history of cardiac arrhythmia ?

Yes: There are a variety of causes for feeling lightheaded or faint, but having a medical history that includes cardiac arrhythmia makes certain causes more likely than others. If you do not have a cardiologist that you can contact, it is best to call 911 or visit the emergency room to be evaluated and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Which of the two is more dangerous: cardiac arrhythmia or food poisoning?

Which of the two is more dangerous: cardiac arrhythmia or food poisoning?

Can't answer: Cardiac arrhythmia (actually, dysrhythmia, bad rhythm) can range from the occasional skipped beats we all experience to trivial stuff like supraventricular tachycardia to the catastrophic ventricular fibrillation that ends most lives. Food poisoning ranges from mild upset stomach / bowels to catastrophic botulism or fatal salmonellosis. ...Read more

9

9
What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

Several options: Arrhythmias can be divided into tachycardias (too fast) and bradycardias (too slow). Rhythm problems can be treated with medications or ablation procedures. Sometimes, pacemakers or defibrillators are used to treat arrhythmias. Lifestyle changes or certain maneuvers can also help manage rhythm problems. Other approaches involve lowering your risk of complications such as stroke. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Warren Foster
318 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Warren Foster
650 doctors shared insights

Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythm, is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause, both of which are typically benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races ...Read more