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Episodes Of Tachycardia
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. It is not hypoglycemia, which doesn't occur unless you're receiving treatment for diabetes or have had GI surgery, cancer, severe liver or kidney disease. ...Read more
Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more
If persistent: Not if they're sporadic but only if persistent (meaning day and night for weeks on end). Sinus tachycardia will slow at night when you sleep and won't lead to any heart damage. If your hr is persistently elevated at >150, it's likely not sinus tachycardia but another type of tachycardia and that can cause tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Short PR interval no delta wave, short paroxysmal aFib, IRBBB, different types of extrasystoles and tachycardias plus night bradycardia. Diagnosis?
Lown-Ganong-Levine: Same family as WPW with concern for accessory pathway connecting atria directly to ventricles. BUT unlike WPW, LGL is more benign, and the AV node still possesses decremental conduction. ...Read more
Good question: With no simple answer. There are many triggers like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, excess thyroid hormone, anxiety, stress, decongestants eg pseudoephedrine, direct stimulants eg cocaine, etc. But you also have to have potential electrical connections in your heart that you're born with or acquire eg from rheumatic fever. ...Read more
30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness,fatigue,palpitations,short of breath. What's happening?
Symptoms = possibly: related but these are far too complex issues & relationships to be dealt with in such a limited interface as HealthTap. Be aware: (a) you are in charge of your life & health, not others & (b) how the medical industry operates: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW, rarely addressing causes; only treating body symptoms. Plaquenil & methotrexate=typically prescribed for autoimmune problems such as Lupus. God Bless! ...Read more
SVT and MAT: Mat is a kind of svt. Usually mat implies significant cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Svt can happen in less abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Multiple factors.: Many things can cause these symptoms. Simple sleep apnea to anemia. Not sure about physical condition either based on questions. I would see your md and follow up on labs and possible sleep apnea. Sometimes if a partner in bed snores this may also keep you up. Need more info. ...Read more
History of AVNRT. Successful RF ablation. Having short runs of non-sustained palps. Quick flutters of 4-5 beats in <1 second. Scared to death of V-fib?
Avnrt: I think you need to find out first what these pals are about. If they are short runs of AVNRT, you may or may not need another ablation. Cryoablation can be done in a safer way then RF ablation. You can consult me if you want, I am a pediatric electrophysiologist and perform these procedures very commonly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No damage if brief: SVT or supraventricular tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart beat that originates from the upper chambers of the heart. If the rapid heart beats are short-lived i.e. minutes or hours, and then the heart returns to normal there will be no damage. If the heart races for a long time i.e. weeks or longer, then there can be weakening of the heart pumping function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer