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Cardiac Arrhythmias During Anesthesia
Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?
During a carotid artery scan (handheld like an ultrasound) an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia was detected. What kind of arrhythmia would it be?
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago, no followup at that time. Now feeling heart rate spikes in my chest. Ask for cta?
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?
Which kind?: Some arrhythmias have definitive treatments (atrial flutter, re-entry tachycardias), others have helpful treatments (atrial fibrillation and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia), and others you can reduce the risk of side effects and risk of death. See your electophysiologist (cardiologist with special training in arrhythmias) about yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not inherited: While there are some conditions that cause arrhythmia and run in families, most are not inherited. Underlying heart disease (eg hardening of the arteries, rheumatic fever), electrolyte imbalance, drugs, stress, alcohol, smoking and many other factors are involved. Rare entities: brugada syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, prolonged qt syndrome may run in families. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers