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How do you treat ventricular tachycardia and long q-t syndrome?

How do you treat ventricular tachycardia and long q-t syndrome?

VT, long QT: As usual this is far too complcated for the space here. You need an etiologic diagnosis for the arrhythmia and an estimate of the type of long QT syndrome present. There are several genotypes of long QT. Once this is done, there are drugs, electrophysiologic testing/therapy and device therapy all possible as well as anatomic or physiologic therapy depending on what is thought to be the cause ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Whats the life expectency of some one who has ventricular tachycardia?

Whats 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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What to do if I have ventricular tachycardia and keep almost blacking out, should I worry?

What to do if I have ventricular tachycardia and keep almost blacking out, should I worry?

Ventricular tachycar: You should be seen by a cardiologist for evaluation and treatment without delay if you legitimately have VT and near syncope or syncope. ...Read more

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Do people with ventricular tachycardia have a lot of pain?

Do people with ventricular tachycardia have a lot of pain?

No/That's a problem!: Ventricular tachycardia is one of the most life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms. It can be associated with angina, but I am sure many doctors here have been called urgently to a hospital patient's bedside with v-tach much to the inquisitive look of the patient as they are wheeled urgently to intensive care for more careful monitoring and treatment. So no, not generally, but it is serious. ...Read more

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What's the difference between supraventricular thachycardia and ventricular tachycardia?

What's the difference between supraventricular thachycardia and ventricular tachycardia?

Everything: Svt arises in the atria (the upper chambers) and VT arises in the ventricles (lower chambers). Svt often occurs in otherwise healthy hearts and is annoying but only rarely serious. Vt usually arises in diseased hearts, can be serious, and sometimes is life-threatening. Vt in the setting of a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome is very dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you defibrillate any patient in ventricular tachycardia?

Can you defibrillate any patient in ventricular tachycardia?

Yes : Yes but only when the tachycardia is fast and not tolerated . But the electric current has to be synchronized with the heart beat.This is most appropriately called cardioversion than defibrillation the latter being unsynchronized electric shock for ventricular fibrillation which is a chaotic ineffective rhythm. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ventricular tachycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ventricular tachycardia?

No: If you are a cardiologist that specializes in the electrical aspects of the heart's function (an electrophysiologist) you probably do see your fair share. For the rest of doctors ventricular tachycardia is fortunately not common enough to see that often. ...Read more

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I have supra ventricular tachycardia can I do high intensity training?

I have supra ventricular tachycardia can I do high intensity training?

You canpi if If not: treated probably you can not do high intensity training. See a cardiologist . I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be ...Read more