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Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more


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How do doctors control arrhythmia?

How do doctors control arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: To try and control arrhythmia we have an armamentarium of medications and electric shock and radio frequency ablation procedures. ...Read more

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How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

Different ways: Some arrhythmias can be treated with medications; others can be modified or even cured with a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab (radio frequency ablation). It will depend on what the type and or mechanism of the arrhythmia is and how much of an impact it is having. ...Read more

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Which anti-arrhythmic medication is best to control frequent, non-sustained, monomorphic ventricular arrhythmias with a structurally NORMAL heart ?

Which anti-arrhythmic medication is best to control frequent, non-sustained, monomorphic ventricular arrhythmias with a structurally NORMAL heart ?

May need nothing: Unless causing symptoms or a cardiologist finds some.underlying abnormality what you describe does not need treatment. Caffeine, lack of sleep, stress, alcohol and decongestants like pseudofed, and energy drinks will all exacerbate the problem. If it needs treatment a beta blocker like Metoprolol or Coreg (carvedilol) are good choices Too much thyroid medication can bring this out as well. ...Read more

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If you have arrhythmias, what are the symptoms that would tell you to go to the e.R.?

If you have arrhythmias, what are the symptoms that would tell you to go to the e.R.?

Chest Pain and S.O.B: The main issues to be concerned about include chest pain and/or shortness of breath. Dizziness, lightheadedness, falling, passing out, feeling like one is about to pass out, sudden onset of any of the above and seeming failure of the medications a doctor has treated you with are others. When in doubt, always go. ...Read more

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I went to the ER and was diagnose af took 10 hour to go back normal also dr found hyperthyroidism can this be the cause of my af arrhythmia ?

I went to the ER and was diagnose af took 10 hour to go back normal also dr found hyperthyroidism can this be the cause of my af arrhythmia ?

Yes: Best answer, yes. The thyroid gland is the "accelerator" for your metabolic activity and certainly can be commonly associated with the af. ...Read more

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Intermittent sinus tachy, up to 160, no arrhythmia& obvs trigger, blood work & ECG all fine in ER. Resting hr normal. Followup waiting still scared?

Intermittent sinus tachy, up to 160, no arrhythmia& obvs trigger, blood work & ECG all fine in ER. Resting hr normal. Followup waiting still scared?

Fear not: No one has EVER died of sinus tachycardia and it doesn't cause heart attacks or strokes either. At your age (26), your max predicted HR is about 200 so 160 isn't even close. Ask for a 24 hour recorder to see what's up. Thyroid and catecholamines should be checked. Pseudoephedrine (often combined with acrivastine) can cause sinus tachy . ...Read more

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Experienced chest pain left side twice today, observing arrhythmia now, nausea just a moment ago. ER now or doctor when clinic opens (10 hrs)?

Experienced chest pain left side twice today, observing arrhythmia now, nausea just a moment ago. ER now or doctor when clinic opens (10 hrs)?

PALPITATIONS W/U: ER EVAL NOW: CHEST PAIN WITH Palpitations that ARE symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythm, is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause, both of which are typically benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races ...Read more