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Does anyone know the life expectancy of someone who was has tachycardia?

Does anyone know the life expectancy of someone who was has tachycardia?

Tachycardia: Tachycardia means rapid heart rate, many things can be associated with this including normal and abnormal states. The patient's diagnosis will suggest the possible life expectancy which could range from normal to markedly decreased if the person's heart is in severely bad shape. ...Read more

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Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?

Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?

This is so common: That I despair of accurate diagnosis. Your heart and BP at 18 are controlled by the limbic system of the brain---a computer that organizes your ability to adapt to environment. Defective oxidative metabolism causes the computer to send out unnecessary signals through the sympathetic nervous system. Commonest cause is vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency from ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

Variable: Vt has a wide spectrum of severity. Some kinds cause no symptoms and are benign and others deteriorate rapidly to ventricular fibrillation and cause death. In the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (your other question), VT is more serious and may require placement of an icd. Icds have been shown to greatly improve prognosis. ...Read more

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Is having a tachycardia dangerous? Does this shorten your life?

Is having a tachycardia dangerous? Does this shorten your life?

Rapid heart beat: Is normal function with exercise. But if the wrong part of the heart is running the rhythm then it's a different pattern of rapid beating that is uncontrolled and dangerous.
To tell...you have to be watching the electrical pattern while it occurs. Tricky. ...Read more

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What causes tachycardia? Is it a life long problem once you get it?

What causes tachycardia? Is it a life long problem once you get it?

Fast heart rate: Tachycardia simply means fast heart rate. This could be normal/physiologic response. Abnormally elevated heart rates should be evaluated. This may be related to underlying rhythm abnormalities or signs of systemic diseases e.g. Thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

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How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

How can supraventricular tachycardia affect your life?

Many ways: Svt can be very diruptive if it occurs frequently and is symptomatic. Symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, lightheadedness. Some tolerate it well without specific treatment. Others require medications and possibly radiofrequency ablation, which is frequently curative. See your doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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What's the life expectency of some one who has ventricular tachycardia?

What's the life expectency of some one who has ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: Ventricular tachycardia in the presence of structural hear disease is at risk of sudden death. However V Tach in a normal heart or without underlying heart disease is benign. It can cause palpitation but the risk of death is low. It often originates in the right side of the heart and can be treated with medicine or cured by ablation ...Read more

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How can be treated sinus tachycardia? I was told to take half a pill of nebilet every morning. Do I have to take all life, it is not cureable?

How can be treated sinus tachycardia? I was told to take half a pill of nebilet every morning. Do I have to take all life, it is not cureable?

See below: There are two different type of sinus tachycardia. One is inappropriate sinus tachycardia the other reflex mechanism sinus tachycardia. Inappropriate type could be treated with beta blocker or by ep study. Sinus tachycardia related to stress, fever, thyroid disorder etc...Should be treated by treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and I hate the life it has given me.?

Seek specialist: Diagnosing and treating your condition is challenging and requires plenty of patience as treatments are sometimes trial and error. You should seek the opinion of a qualified cardiologist or electrophysiologist who will help you with your problem.
Good luck!! ...Read more

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and I hate the life it has given me. Is there any help out there?

Salt: There is no great treatment other than salt and fluid

the good news is at it gets better in most patients and rarely gets worse. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anxiety disorder and not know it? Have physical symptoms (tachycardia, sleep issues) but am mentally clear, happy, love life.

See below: Have you talked to your primary care doctor? Before diagnosing any mental illness, e.g. Anxiety, depression, physical causes need to be ruled out. I would recommend talking to your primary care doctor first to do a full work up and then, move based on findings. Meanwhile, practice relaxation, stress management, sleep hygiene. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and I hate the life it has given me. Is there any hope to cure this?

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and I hate the life it has given me. Is there any hope to cure this?

POTS: This syndrome can come and go. There are a bunch of steps like salt loading and some drugs used to treat the problem as well as supoort hose nd some exercises. No treatment has been uniformly successful and there is n't long term data on pots. Seeing a doc who specializes in this condition may increase your chances of relief. ...Read more

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Multifocal pvcs and tachycardia, life-threating. Drs gave said no. Also have multiform pvcs.?

PVC tend to bebenign: Whether univocal or multifocal PVC does not confer high risk. They tend not to be life threatening. ...Read more

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Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

NO: Neither shorten life if taken as directed. Toprol (metoprolol) and propanolol are quite similar medications. You should have no problem switching from one to the other. ...Read more

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Can atrial tachycardia start all of a sudden or have I had it all my life or can someone just develop a fast heart rate I'm f 30 no history of heart?

Can atrial tachycardia start all of a sudden or have I had it all my life or can someone just develop a fast heart rate I'm f 30 no history of heart?

It can start suddenl: It is unlikely that you had it all your life without a doctor noticing it and without you knowing it. ...Read more

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I take atenolol 25mg twice a day for my arrhythmia (tachycardia). Will I have to take it my whole life?

I take atenolol 25mg twice a day for my arrhythmia (tachycardia). Will I have to take it my whole life?

? cause: Unless you know the cause of your arrhythmia (such as excess caffeine, overactive thyroid, etc.)and the cause was corrected, you are subjected to the possibilities of sudden appearances of the arrhythmia and accordingly you would want to stay on preventative medication indefinitely. Your cardiologist is best qualified to answer your question, however. ...Read more