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Heart In A Fib
Can a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and av node reentry tachycardia increase the risk for a heart attack?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Our best understandings of afib require that the heart muscle have undergone changes over a prolonged period of time to enable afib. While it's possible the stress of an accident could have "set off" an afib attack, if it sticks around, you were likely at risk in the first place. A truly severe wreck can bruise the heart, but the fib would pass as the bruise heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia: Heart block leading to a slowed heart rate can be acute, occurring secondary to external circumstances like increased vagal stimulation, low oxygen levels, or threatened coronary circulation. It can also be chronic occurring as a result of conduction system disease in patients with sleep apnea, myocardial scarring, aging, or infiltrative deposits. ...Read more
Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?
Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more
May be a risk: As in earlier answer, multifocal pvcs may not need treatment. But you should have someone explore for possible causes of pvcs that are reversible. These can be from such things as caffeine, alcohol, other drugs, medications, thyroid disease, and some other illnesses.Some people have many pvcs.We learned that sometimes treatment can be worse than the funny rhythm. But there can be a risk so see doc. ...Read more
No: Heart attack is an injury to the heart muscle from compromised blood flow due to blockage in a coronary artery. This may or may not lead to heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is not able to squeeze or contract normally or is stiff and not able to relax normally and its overall pumping function is impaired. Heart attack, high blood pressure and valve problems can cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a risk: If the arteries in the heart are injured and the protective lining is breached, then cholesterol can enter into the artery and cause a plaque build up . The plaque can rupture under the right conditions and this will cause a heart attack. High blood pressure , high cholesterol levels, smoking , diabetes etcetera ate done of the things that can cause a breakdown of the arteries endothelium. ...Read more
Went to the ER with chest pressure and shortness of breath. ECG abnormal, showing a sinus arrhythmia and septal infarc. Is that an old heart attack?
Is supraventricular tachycardia hereditry? Had a heart ablation a while back for a rapid heartbeat.
Generally not: But some arrhythmias run in families....Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Incomplete therapy: In congestive heart failure, there is activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which is a contributor to tachycardia. The reflexes that lead to this are complex. Simplistically, though, this is a sign that you need additional therapy. Outcomes are best in people who are on beta-blockers, typically Carvedilol or metoprolol, which have the additional affect of slowing heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family history father had stroke then a heart attack, brother died of a heart valve issue, mom died of a blood clot to the lung, having chest pain and pressure with heart palpatations I have history of asd repair and tricuspid regurgitation
Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer