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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

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Everytime i put on holter the result is always returned to normal. Is there a way to trigger arrhythmia arise in a scure way? So they can get evidnce?

Event recorder: An event recorder can be worn for 30 days which may give you the time you need to catch your rhythm problem. The safest place to induce your rhythm problem intentionally is in the electrophysiology lab. ...Read more

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How?Do you ?Diagnose an arrhythmia?

How?Do you ?Diagnose an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: We generally diagnose an arrhythmia by a patient having symptoms and an electrocardiogram or ECG monitor displaying the arrhythmia so we can identify it. Sometimes the patient has no symptoms but is on a monitor and we see an arrhythmia with no symptoms. Arrhtymia means abnormal rhythm........ ...Read more

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What do you recommend for arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

Monitoring: The best way to identify a rhythm problem is to have it documented by a rhythm monitor, Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias). Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days. It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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When would you be hospitalized for arrhythmia?

When would you be hospitalized for arrhythmia?

It depends: Many arrhythmias can be managed in the outpatient setting. A few arrhythmias are potentially dangerous such as ventricular tachycardia. Patients with low blood pressure, pulmonary congestion, chest pain or fainting are usually hospitalized. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

Many factors: Underllying myocardial dease, heredity, endocrine diseaeases such as hyperthyroidism, valvular disease, myocardial scring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arrhythmia?

Irregular Heart Beat: An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting or even sudden death. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, it is any type of irregular heart beat. Serious types of arrhythmias occur when the heart races ...Read more