Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cardiac Conduction Defects

Share
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
5 doctors shared insights

Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


2

2
What does sinus rhythm with nonspecific intraventricular conduction defect means? is it serious?

What does sinus rhythm with nonspecific intraventricular conduction defect means? is it serious?

No not serious: Your rhythm is normal. The nonspecific intraventricular conduction defect means that your complexes are wide in no specific ( right or left bundle branch pattern) pattern. This can happen as you age, if you smoke, as part of ischemic or other heart disease. It depends on the context in which you had the ECG done. In general it is nothing to worry about but good to know and possibly have a copy ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Cardiac catherisation - for atrial septal defects, can you tell me more?

Cardiac catherisation - for atrial septal defects, can you tell me more?

Sometimes: Cadiac catheterization (right or left) is sometimes done for ASDs but only for more unusual cases. Most are seen well on a cardiac echo or cardiac MRI and a cath is not necessary unless there is worry for pulmonary hypertension or coronary artery disease etc. ...Read more

4

4
Can congenital heart defects or certain drugs result in increased cardiac output? What else causes it? Mine is 7.2lmin squared.

Can congenital heart defects or certain drugs result in increased cardiac output? What else causes it? Mine is 7.2lmin squared.

CO = HR x SV: Cardiac output (co) is the volume of blood pumped per minute, and related to heart rate (hr) and stroke volume (sv) (volume per heart beat). It can be affected by many bodily activities. An increase in either hr or sv can result in inceased co. So any drug that increases hr (caffeine, etc) can result in incresed co. Certain congenital heart defects (such as septal defects) can alter co. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death ... Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death ... Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Yes: It is possible for all of your family to be heterozygous for an abnormality and therefore asymptomatic and you are homozygous and at risk. It is unlikely that you would have a problem of this nature and not have had serious symptoms or diagnostic evidence by the time you were 20. You need to get control of your anxiety. You have a normal echo and a loop recorder in place. Take your Xanax (alprazolam) and chill ...Read more

7

7
Confused by terms: what is chd, coronary or congestive or congenital heart disease or defect?

Confused by terms: what is chd, coronary or congestive or congenital heart disease or defect?

Confusing: Adults cardiologists often use the 3-letter acronym, chd, for coronary heart disease. Pediatric cardiologists use the same for congenital heart disease. Answer depends on who is using it usually. Always ask physicians to speak in words, not letters. They should. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are nerve conduction studies?

What are nerve conduction studies?

Test nerve function: They are a way to test the function of nerves in the body, looking for focal (like carpal tunnel) or generalized (like diabetic neuropathy) problems. They are performed by stimulating the nerve electrically (which feels like touching a doorknob after shuffling your feet on a carpet on a dry day), and recording the response. They are uncomfortable, but very helpful in clarifying a diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can nerve conduction tests be wrong?

Can nerve conduction tests be wrong?

No: Though there are limitations on what a nerve conductions test can show. If it shows something (and is done by a knowledgeable physician), it is definitely there. It may not be sensitive enough to pick up subtle changes. Not every nerve condition is detectable by this test. If done too soon after an injury (less than 3 weeks), may not show up. If symptoms are worsening, it is worth retesting. ...Read more

10

10
Does a nerve conduction study and an emg hurt?

Does a nerve conduction study and an emg hurt?

Maybe uncomfortable: Most patient's tell me it was not as painful as anticipated. The ncs involves electrical stimulation of the nerves, the EMG involves inserting a very small needle into several mucles. I think most patients describe the test as uncomfortable not painful. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer