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How Fast Can I Make My Arrhythmia Go Away
Which arrhythmia?: It depends entirely on what type of arrhythmia you have. The causes of different arrhythmias will dictate how quickly and how completely reversible they are. Can you be more specific, please? ...Read more
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
If you have dilated cardiomyopathy caused by prolonged arrhythmia, would it go away when treated properly? Or is damaged- damaged and won't go away?
Yes: Frequent cardiac irregularity such as ventricular premature beats including those considered benign like outflow track PVCs can cause a cardiomyopathy which can be reversible by catheter ablation. This is a possibility when an underlying structural heart disease is ruled out. A cardiologist can help sort this out ...Read more
Swollen leg, only right side. Looks severe at the ankles. No pain. Not injured. I'm on metoprolol for arrhythmia. Swelling doesn't go away for 2 days?
Can an overdose of Aleve (naproxen) (suicide attempt) cause a heart arrhythmia? If so, is my heart in danger after the fact? Will the arrhythmia go away?
Glad that you care: I'm happy a change of heart has occurred for you with respect to valuing your life! The other change of heart is almost never life-threatening. It ' just a period of too fast or slow beats not due to organ disease and doesn't damage the heart. Yet, it's not pleasant. Your doctor might be able to help symptomatically. During the OD, blood chem may have caused it - but that's then, not now. Live! ...Read more
Can you have an arrhythmia when your pulse feels steady in your wrist? Been waking up with fast vibrating chest feeling but pulse is 74 to 85 n steady
Although there are: Some arrhythmias that you might not be able to feel in your pulse it is highly unlikely you have one of those. It is more likely that you are feeling something transmitted from your GI tract or muscle fasciculations from your chest. Ask your health care provider to order a monitor to confirm. ...Read more
Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)
It depends: 43 years old with intermittent (comes and goes) arrhythmia. Some arrhythmia from the bottom chamber of the heart can be serious even if intermittent and others are not. Majority of arrhythmia from the top chamber of the heart are not serious. See a doctor to identify the exact arrhythmia. ...Read more
What arrhythmia would be characterized by much more elevated HR than normal? Doesn't spike suddenly, just goes much higher doing activities than used to
Sinus tachycardia: Most likely inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Normal response of the heart has become exaggerated. ...Read more
Depends: It is wise to seek immediate medical attention at a hospital if a patient has persistent rapid heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting. She should contact her doctor to see if this can be handled most appropriately with an office visit or going to the hospital. ...Read more
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
Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and some from the lower chambers (ventricles). In general, most of the atrial arrhythmias are benign and most of the ventricular arrhythmias are problematic. Your cardiologist usually treats the arrhythmias or may refer you to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
There are many types of arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. The most common ones are benign and not dangerous and only a nuisance at most. However if your races and does not stop or you feel poorly - lighheaded, sick to your stomach, dizzy or pass out - this could be a very serious condition.
The only way to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have is to see your doctor. ...Read more
Arrhythmia Tests: Testing for an arrhythmia can include electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), 24 hour or 48 hour Holter Monitor, 2 week Zio event monitor, or 4 week event monitor. Other potential tests for longer term monitoring can include a monitor that implants under the skin. There is also invasive testing for arrhythmias by a Cardiac Electrophysiologist called an Electrophysiology Study. ...Read more
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
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
Irregular heartbeat: An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart. The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
A heart arrhythmia can be due to a variety of causes. Some are very benign (not dangerous) but some can be life threatening.
Complications or symptoms of an arrhythmia can include sensations of fast or abnormal heart rate or heart pounding, lightheadedness, almost passing out, passing out, shortness of breath, chest pain, stroke, cardiac arrest, and death. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias have lots of potential causes, they range from structural abnormalities, through physiologic and psychologic stresses, chemical drivers, smoking and other things..... ...Read more
Carefully: There are 2 major classes of medications for fast arrhythmias: those that slow the heart rate and those that change ion fluxes of heart muscle. The first class is inexpensive and very safe. The second class is expensive and can have serious side effects but may be more effective & necessary in some cases. Slow arrhythmias cannot be treated with medication and may require a pacemaker. ...Read more