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Cardiac Arrhythmia And Alcohol Withdrawal
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
Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol surely unavoidably aggravates that anomaly, besides turning the heart muscle into a mass of jello that has no strength to pump blood properly (reduced ejection fraction). No alcohol abuse. Period ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory failure: Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants ('downers') so when mixed with alcohol or taken in excess they cause respiratory failure (stop breathing). Several famous people may have died this way: marilyn monroe, elvis and even heath ledger had 3 benzodiazepines in his system. However, respiratory failure leads to cardiac failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) are said to cause heart arrhythmias..Could a cardiac patient use them?
Yes: Atrial fibrillation, one of the most rhythm disturbances, can be caused by alcohol, and when people get it after binging it has been called "holiday heart." it usually occurs after larger doses of alcohol, and would indicate drinking at unsafe levels. Safe levels are less than 7 drinks per week in women, and no more than 3 drinks on any drinking occasion. If you drink more than this, talk to md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?
Iv had ECG holter monitor I suffer aniexty and panic attacks chances of sudden cardiac arrest due to palpatations?
Low hanging fruit: its always easy to blame signs and symptoms on anxiety. if a holter is the only work up thus far ,an echo to assess your heart function and structure,labs,and a 30 day event recorder to assess intermittent symptoms would be appropriate. electrolytes,calcium,magnesium,thyroid function,hormone levels etc as indicated. stop all caffeine or natural supplements.If all neg, THEN anxiolytics and psych rx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs rapid evaluation: Although chronic hypertension is among the most common causes of nonischemic cardiomyopathy, there appears to be no hypertensive history in this case. With an ejection fraction of 20%, sudden life-threatening arrhythmia is a significant risk. An implantable defibrillator must be considered urgently. A Zoll Vest could be considered if there is any delay in implanting a defibrillator. In addition, consideration should be given to a myocardial biopsy to search for an infiltrative cardiomyopathy. Diuretic, beta blocker and vasodilator therapy might be limited by a low blood pressure. If there is a wide QRS, resynchronization with a biventricular pacemaker might help restore ventricular function. The prognosis (and treatment) will be dependent upon the underlying cause of the cardiomyopathy. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more
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