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Episodes Of Tachycardia
I've had two episodes of tachycardia which I was able to stop by holding my breath and bearing down. What should I do next? Had echo/stress. Have mvp
5 year old EKG showed 5 beats of v-tach. Now im having episodes of tachycardia which stops with valsalva maneuver. Dr. Appt 4 days away, terrified.
Should I be concerned when every time I stand up my lower arms and hands get stiff and a pins and needles feeling? I also have episodes of tachycardia
See a Doctor: When we stand, there is a change in blood pressure. It drops when we move from sitting or laying down to standing. To compensate for this momentary drop in blood pressure, the heart beats faster. "pins and needles" feeling may be a sign of peripheral vascular issues. Since you experience this while standing up you may have an orthostatic hypotention. Your doctor can help you identify the cause. ...Read more
Episodes of tachycardia on a few occasions out of the blue. Started eating more potassium and within weeks the episodes stopped. Connection?
Episode of Sinus Tachycardia yesterday so took one off1x 2.5mg of Bisopralol and worked can I stop or should I take half to taper? GP Cardio hol's
Not the forum.: This is not the forum to get medical advice - there's not enough space to describe your problems or converse about your symptoms. I think it is leading to problems. When you have "Episodes of Sinus Tachycardia", you need MORE Bisoprolol, not less. Bisoprolol helps slow down & regulate the heart rate. Talk to your cardiologist or use HealthTap Prime to discuss your condition. This isn't the forum. ...Read more
Generally safe: There is little or no risk to the baby if the episodes are brief and well tolerated by mom. However it depends on the frequency, rate and duration of the episodes. More important question is how is the svt controlled, what medications? These may be harmful to the fetus. You need to be followed by an mfm specialist. ...Read more
Is there a relationship between coQ10 use and reduction of SVT episodes (specifically focal atrial tachycardia), and if so what would be the recommend?
No, despite the ads,: No clinical trials (by independent organizations) have ever shown any benefit for CoQ10 supplements, including for people taking statins. Only a single trial, sponsored by marketers of CoQ10 supplements, has been interpreted as showing slight benefit for people with advanced, class 4, congestive heart failure. Many trials have shown evidence of benefits for EPA but CoQ10 seems mostly marketing. ...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
I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks
Can I take an atenolol in the middle of a tachycardia episode? I did last time and it made it go back to normal. It won't hurt right? Dr apt mom
Is an EP study worth the risks in someone with multiple episodes NSVT (Non-Sustained ventricular tachycardia)? What can I gain from this??
Perhaps: If the problem is pathological RFA is possible. But at the moment, without a portable EKG monitoring to show it is significant I would wait. Nonetheless, your own cardiologist is the best advocate, Ask. ...Read more
If I have tachycardia episodes that can't be treated with beta blockers because my heart rate drops low when I am sleeping what are my other options?
Ablation?: Depends on type of rhythm...See an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Many things: Many things can cause tachycardia: medications, lack of medications, street drugs, withdrawal from drugs, hormone problems, infections, stress, pain, life, heart disease, dehydrations, normal variant...See your doctor to have the cause individually explored and treated as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
A general term: A very general term. It means fast heart beat. It can be from the atria or top chambers and or lower chambers the ventricles. The work up should include a thorough history and physical, labs, echo of the heart and a holter. If needed a stress test and posibly a ep study. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate. ...Read more
Depends what tachyca: 33 years old with tachy. Options of therapy depends on what kind of tachycardia. There is several kinds of supra ventricular tachycardia. Some treated with medications & others with procedure called ablation. Also there are some kind of supra ventricular tachycardia that is a result of other conditions such as anemia or thyroid. Ventricular tach is more serious than supra ventricular tachycardia ...Read more
Occasionally: Normally, tachycardia is your bodies response to prevent your body passing out. A condition called ventricular tachycardia, is rare in otherwise healthy hearts, but often leads to passing out. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT); however, uncommonly leads to passing out. When it does, it's usually due to Tachy-Brady syndrome, especially in the elderly or while on rate slowing medications. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Tachycardia is caused by many factors, and there is sinus tachycardia which can be caused due to anxiety, panic attacks, exercising of any kind, certain medications, overactive thyroid.Then there is supraventricular or atrial tachycardia due to defect in the rhythm process of heart for which you need to find the cause and treatment through cardiologist. I f you have long term tachycardia see your md. ...Read more
Nightly tachycardia: Tachycardia (rapid hear beat) can be part of an expected response to exercise, anxiety, fever and some medications, but nightly tachycardia is likely not normal. Causes can include anemia, over active thyroid, electrical problems in the heart, caffeine intake, stimulant use. Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Type of tachycardia?: Depends on how fast your heart rate is & why it's fast. Maximum normal heart rate depends on age: up to 200 in teenagers, about 150 by age 70. Recovery of normal hr following exercise is an indication of your state of fitness and the health of your heart. While abnormal heart rhythms may terminate suddenly, normal heart rhythms slow down over several minutes. Rapid hr may persist for many reasons. ...Read more