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At what point can an arrhythmia become life threatening?

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
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At what point can an arrhythmia become life threatening?

Too fast: Regardless of the origin of the arrhythmia, if the heart rate is too fast to be tolerated it can result in shock and degenerate into ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old with severe pectus excavatum and have been experiencing palpitations, fatigue, and arrythmias. Is this life threatening?

I'm 18 years old with severe pectus excavatum and have been experiencing palpitations, fatigue, and arrythmias. Is this life threatening?

Not life threatening: Very difficult to associate any symptoms with pectus excavatum, although some claim shortness of breath on exertion, no change is noted in their breathing capacity after repair.
Despite that, repair is justified for the cosmetic appearance alone. Recommend evaluation for repair (johns hopkins has minimally invasive repair I think) and seperate evaluation for palpitations. ...Read more

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What is arrythmia?

What is arrythmia?

Abnormal heart beat: It is irregular heart beat menifested by slow heart rate, fast pulse, skip beat or palpitation. Usually the adult heart beats 60to 100 during the day. Below 60 bradycardia, above 100 tachycardia. If beating at the same rate interval-regular. If the interval varies-irregular. Coming from atria-atrial & from ventricle-ventricular. Simple version. Medically many terms for them. No space here. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are arrythmia symptoms?

What are arrythmia symptoms?

Depends on the cause: Causes include ischemic heart disease, heart attacks, problems with conduction system, a dilated heart, infections, and drugs to name a few. Symptoms depend if it is fast or slow, if it causes hemodynamic instability. ...Read more

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Can variocecele be life threatening?

Can variocecele be life threatening?

NO: It is not life threatening, some times may be responsible for low sperm count. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrythmia?

What are the symptoms of an arrythmia?

Palpitations: Most people describe a "flutter", "skip", "thud" or feeling like they need to cough with an odd sensation in their chest. An on-going arrhythmia, can cause breathlessness with exertion and fatigue. A very rapid or very slow heart beat can cause faintness. ...Read more

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What causes arrythmia while lying down?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias can be triggered by positional changes causing variation in blood flow and mechanical factors. Sometimes there are also hormonal changes triggered which can also contribute. ...Read more

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Is bronhieactsis deadly if left untreated?

Is bronhieactsis deadly if left untreated?

Bronchioectasias: Depending on the degree of bronchioectasias. In this condition lungs lose their ability to clear out mucus. When mucus can't be cleared, it builds up and creates an environment in which bacteria can grow. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections. Usually related with emphysema, COPD. ...Read more

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How to determine if an arrythmia is serious?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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How to determine if an arrythmia is serious?

Depends on type: Some are symptomatic but generally benign like pvcs & pacs. Others don't necessarily have symptoms but can lead to stroke in some (afib & aflutter) & some more serious in general v-tach. It's complex...Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What are deadly sicknesses children can get?

What are deadly sicknesses children can get?

ID in kids: Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 7th Edition is a 3200 page book on this topic. It would be impossible to answer this question in this format unless you are able to rephrase it with a more specific question or concern. Could you narrow it down to an age group or region? ...Read more

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Is lgv common in the usa? Is it usually deadly?

Is lgv common in the usa? Is it usually deadly?

STD: Lgv (lymphogranuloma venereum) is a type of chlamydia (std) and is not common in the usa (less than 1000 cases annually reported here). However it's still a risk for anyone practicing unsafe sex or multiple partners so please take precaution. No, it's not usually deadly, but left untreated can have serious consequences. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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Does anyone have an arrythmia and live 40 years?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia is a generic term for an abnormal rhythm. Random extra beats are an arrhythmia and are benign. Ventricular fibrillation is an arrhythmia and is fatal if not converted promptly. You can see that some people can live a long time with arrhythmia and some not. ...Read more

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What are the causes of exercises induced arrythmia?

What are the causes of exercises induced arrythmia?

Many: Hypoxia, cardiac ischemia (artery blockages), congenital and valvular heart disease, prolonged qt syndrome, congestive heart failure, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis among many others. ...Read more

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What does being diagnosed with sims arrythmia entail?

Sinus: I think you mean sinus arrhythmia, there is no sims arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia is a variation of normal. It is no problem. ...Read more

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What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

Many: Chest pain. Many forms of trauma, particularly head trauma. Pulmonary embolism. Meningitis. Serious respiratory, pelvic, gastrointestinal and skin infections can be life threatening. Heat stroke. Even dehydration in infants and children can be life threatening. ...Read more

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My arrythmia is within normal range how did this happen?

Could you clarify: That question does not make sense, please reply. ...Read more

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Please please help! Could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Please please help! Could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Hypertensive crisis: If your blood pressure is that high, you are officially in hypertensive crisis and risk the possibility of having a stroke. You should go the emergency room now! ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some deadly sicknesses children can get?

Please tell me what are some deadly sicknesses children can get?

Too many to list: The leading cause of death worldwide= diarrhea
a leading cause of blood poisoning for infants=group b streptococcus
a leading cause of preventable death in infants=pertussis
a rapid moving infection that can cause death at any age=meningococcal blood poisoning with or without meningitis. ...Read more

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I was wondering is arrythmia really serious or can it be left alone?

Depends: Depends entirely in the type of arrhythmia and the underlying health of the heart. ...Read more

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I take antivasstatin do 's this increase any life threatening ilness?

I take antivasstatin do 's this increase any life threatening ilness?

See below: Do you mean Atorvastatin which is a cholesterol drug. On rare occasions it has been linked to rhabdomyolysis and can cause a myopathy that resolves with discontinuation of the drug. A study recently suggested increased risk for diabetes. The best thing to do is to discuss with your doctor the risk and benefits as he knows you best. ...Read more

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I had arrythmia recently. Is it something that will leave or always stay?

Likely yes.: This depends on the type of arrhythmia. However, once you have an arrhythmia, chances are this will recur in the future. ...Read more

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Will PCO be present whole life? How to correct it? Is it life threatening?

Not life threatening: Yes usually present for life but can be managed with medication. Consult your GYN ...Read more

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What to do if I had arrythmia is it something that will leave or always stay?

Arrhythmia: This is a generic term and covers a lot of territory. You need to ask your doctor to explain to you what arrhythmia you have/had and what its implications for you are. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Many: The main types of life threatening injuries sustained during car accidents include head injuries, chest traumas, or abdominal traumas. Always wear your seat-belt when driving and do not use your cell phone while driving. ...Read more

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If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

Maybe: Depends on the age and the nature of the event. If child is too young to remember then doubtful they would appreciate health more as a teen. Many parents become overprotective a s result of such an event early on and that can lead to other issues later...The child may be more reckless as a teen. Big question with many possibilites. ...Read more