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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? ...Read more

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 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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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........ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

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

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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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How come anterior mi's have arrhythmias?

Arrhythmias: Anterior mis often have hemodynamic problems associated. Any mi has associated ischemia and can have arrhythmias associated. Anterior mi is not necessarily more likely to have arrhythmia than other mis. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: 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

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What is the cause of having an arrhythmia?

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

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How do you stop arrhythmia with medication?

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

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Does arrhythmia usually cause many symptoms?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia can cause number of symptoms which can include palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, chest pains and syncopy. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
668 Doctors shared insights

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