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How Fast Can I Make My Arrhythmia Go Away
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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