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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How fast can I make my arrhythmia go away?

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?

Dr. Warren Foster
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour Dr. Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Islamic Azad University, Teheran Medical Unit
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How does sinus arrhythmia go away?

How does sinus arrhythmia go away?

Possibly: It is possible for sinus arrhythmia to gradually resolve. This is not a dangerous finding.

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
49 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. Brian Santin Dr. Santin
Surgery - Vascular
11 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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?

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!

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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

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.

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

An alternative: Is to get a Cardiology referral for an event monitor or Holter monitor so the doctor can track an arrhythmia that occurs infrequently. A baseline EKG would be needed too.

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Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha Dr. Kaddaha
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
24 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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If you have an arrhythmia that comes and goes is it a serious one?

If you have an arrhythmia that comes and goes is it a serious one?

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.

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Dr. Anil Goel Dr. Goel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
33 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala
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Dr. Eric Rashba Dr. Rashba
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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I think my mom has an arrhythmia. Should she go to the hospital, immediately?

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.

Dr. Joseph Roosth Dr. Roosth
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Can? You stop arrhythmias without medication?

Can? You stop arrhythmias without medication?

Yes: Some arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia can be controlled with vagal maneuvers. Massaging the carotid artery where the vagal nerve passes thro. Svt are much more successfully controlled than any other arrhythmia.

Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

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.

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Dr. Peter Banitt Dr. Banitt
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
28 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is an arrhythmia dangerous?

Is an arrhythmia dangerous?

Many Types: 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.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Could I have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Any one can have an arrhythmia, most people don't. Do you have a specific concern?

Dr. William Lewis Dr. Lewis
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can sinusitis trigger arrhythmias?

Can sinusitis trigger arrhythmias?

Possible: Any form of stress can trigger arrhythmia, especially if you are prone to arrhythmia. This can include infections. Best to speak to your cardiologist.

Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What are the tests for Arrhythmia?

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.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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........

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Dr. James Chapman Dr. Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of Arrhythmia?

Multiple: Most common is the sensation of an irregular heart beat, called palpitations. Other symptoms may include dizziness, near or complete syncope, shortness of breath, or in worst case, cardiac arrest/sudden cardiac death.

Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Usually not: However, don't let the lack of pain prevent you from getting it properly evaluated. It can lead to far more serious issues than just pain.

Dr. Warren Foster
665 Doctors shared insights

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