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Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. ...Read more

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A question on supraventricular tachycardia- svt. At how rate is a fast heart rate deadly?

A question on supraventricular tachycardia- svt. At how rate is a fast heart rate deadly?

Good question: On average, heart rates over 180 are potentially fatal. Heart rates under 160 are usually not fatal, but they can be serious. The faster the heart rate in svt, the less blood fills the heart and the less blood is pumped to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is a stroke like a heart attack?So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?

Is a stroke like a heart attack?So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?

Similar yet differen: Both result in injury due to decreased oxygen &/or blood supply to tissues. Stroke can b due 2 blood clot or bleeding; mi from blood clot or spasm of arteries to heart. Area of brain or heart affected will determine if heart increases or decreases. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are congestive heart failure (chf) and acute myocardial infarction (ami) core measures?

I'm wondering why are congestive heart failure (chf) and acute myocardial infarction (ami) core measures?

Medicare: Set up some standards- guidelines for treatments and recommendations. Chf : aspirin statin beta blocker ace inhibitor weight monitoring followup decrease readmission etc acute mi: door to cath and rx and more. ...Read more

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Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution) ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution)  ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Good question: There is multitude of factors affecting anticoagulant therapy, patient's current physicians will analyze these factors and they should make the decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a slow heart rate?

What causes a slow heart rate?

Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read more

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What % of ischemic MCA stroke patients benefit from tpa (alteplase)?

What % of ischemic MCA stroke patients benefit from tpa (alteplase)?

Depends: This is a complex question. It depends on what percent of is already showing signs of infarction (dead brain) rather than just ischemia (brain at risk).... When we see > 1/3 of territory abnormal on initial ct scan, it is a contraindication for tpa (alteplase). It also depends on how long the symptoms have been occurring. But to answer your question, theoretically all could potentially benefit. ...Read more

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What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation and a,slow heart beat?

What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation and a,slow heart beat?

It depends: upon what else is going on - what is your blood pressure, how slow is the pulse, does it ever go fast; do you have heart failure or sleep apnea. if your heart goes so slow it bothers you, and there is nothing correctable, the only solution is a pacemaker. ...Read more

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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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How much rate atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular ?

How much rate atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular ?

Usually < 60-70: Most people, left untreated, have rates between 70 and 150. It's a bit unusual to fall below that without drugs or other treatment. ...Read more

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SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm(unknown?

SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying 
rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm(unknown?

More info....: The heart rate of 173 bpm is fast and meets the definition of tachycardia. The next question is what was the rhythm when your your rate was 173? So, to make this diagnosis and then decide on treatment based on this diagnosis, you need to see a cardiologist. The cardiologist can look at your monitor results and decide on what to do from here. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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Racing heart( 160) sweaty palms, shaking. Panic attack or SVT? ER doc said EKG strip showed Sinus Tachy not SVT, even at that high of rate

Racing heart( 160) sweaty palms, shaking. Panic attack or SVT? ER doc said EKG strip showed Sinus Tachy not SVT, even at that high of rate

Tachycardia : the heart rate could be svt or st, if a resting rate with those Sx then panic attack is a consideration. Discuss with your doc, further work up may be indicated ...Read more

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What does rapid, irregular heart beats mean?

What does rapid, irregular heart beats mean?

Depends: It could be nothing serious, or it could be an arrythmia where your heart is not beating as it should and not delivering enough oxygen to your brain and the rest of your body. At any rate you should visit your doctor so the appropriate tests can be done to figure it out for you. If you feel dizzy or fain you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How high is risk of heart attack (sudden cariac death) if basic blood tests are ok?

How high is risk of heart attack (sudden cariac death) if basic blood tests are ok?

Low, but: Even if your cholesterol and triglycerides are normal that can't ensure you won't have a heart attack. Your family history, smoking and other factors can all contribute to cardiovascular risk. Almost half of all initial signs of heart disease can be sudden cardiac arrest. The best thing to do is control what risk factors you can - blood pressure, lipids and diet as well as exercise. ...Read more

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Is a fast or slow heart rate healthier?

Is a fast or slow heart rate healthier?

Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm abnormality like atrial fibrillation. However, during exercise a slow heart rate may reflect pathologic chronotrpic incompetance while a fast heart rate is a normal, healthy response. ...Read more

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What arrhythmias are associated with an early first beat, erratic beats, tachycardia, dizziness,sob,chest pains, pounding hb, near syncope? Dangerous?

What arrhythmias are associated with an early first beat, erratic beats, tachycardia, dizziness,sob,chest pains, pounding hb, near syncope? Dangerous?

Worrisome....: The symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and near syncope are worrisome. Many arrhythmias can cause the symptoms you describe. The best way to diagnose an arrhythmia is with a Holter monitor, which will record your heart continuously for the time prescribed. See your doctor or, if your symptoms are severe, go to the ER for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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22yo M Extreme Tachy, Low HR, High HR, Missed Beat, Irregular HR Pair PVT Multiform PVC, Non Sustain VT, Pause. What could be the cause? 197+ at rest

22yo M Extreme Tachy, Low HR, High HR, Missed Beat, Irregular HR Pair PVT Multiform PVC, Non Sustain VT, Pause. What could be the cause? 197+ at rest

SVT: Sounds like a so-called supra ventricular tachycardia, which has several possible underlying causes. Consult your cardiologist. It may be controllable with a drug such as verapamil or may require electrophysiologic intervention. ...Read more

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How is SVT distinguished from normal fast heart rhythm on a holter monitor?

How is SVT distinguished from normal fast heart rhythm on a holter monitor?

Context: The context In which the rhythm speeds up, the speed of fast rhythm onset and termination, and the shape of the waves on the rhythm strip can help distinguish an abnormal rhythm from normal. ...Read more

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Predominantly sinus rhythm, with evidence of 2:1AV heart block (type II). 3rd degree block reported, now thought to be 2 beat P wave asystole. worry?

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Yes: Yes . I would . Check with your doctor preferably a cardiologist as to why and what the next step should be. There are many important information missing to give meaningful advice at this end ...Read more

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