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Is a sinus tachycardia same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

Is a sinus tachycardia same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

No: Sinus tachycardia is the normal fast heart rate that results from a stressful situation, physically or emotionally (running, being upset, having fever, etc...). Svt is an arrhythmia that usually requires abnormalities of the electrical conduction system of the heart, and if frequent and troubling needs directed treatment. Sinus tachycardia does not require treatment of its own usually. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Is a sinus tachycardia the same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

Is a sinus tachycardia the same thing as  supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends: Depends on how fast or how slow, the cause for the abnormal rate and whether or not it is causing any symptoms. Both abnormally slow and fast heart beats can cause congestive heart failure and syncope (fainting). Persistent fast heart beats can cause weakness of heart muscle referred to as tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Are this Results Anything to Worry About? Rate: 67- 94; PR: .14-.16; QRS: .11; QT: .34 SVPB(S), SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, SINUS TACHYCARDIA

Are this Results Anything to Worry About?
Rate: 67- 94; PR: .14-.16; QRS: .11; QT: .34
SVPB(S), SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, SINUS TACHYCARDIA

Depends: Follow up closely with your cardiologist, just providing certain values of your EKG is not sufficient for appropriate evaluation. This conversation is best had with your cardiologist, not your internet doctors. ...Read more

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What is supraventricular ectopy? Is it benign? Is this the same as sinus tachycardia?

What is supraventricular ectopy? Is it benign? Is this the same as sinus tachycardia?

No. : Supra ventricular ectopy is electrical activity not originating at the sa node. Depending on how often and the number of ectopic sites will determine if it is benign or not. Sinus tach is a rapid hr, generally >100 <150, but the electrical impulse follow the normal pathway of sa node --> av node --> bundle oh hiss. Just faster than normal (60 -100 bpm). ...Read more

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Is sinus tachycardia same thing as the atrial fibillliation?

Is sinus tachycardia same thing as the atrial fibillliation?

No: Sinus tachy is a fast heart rate > 100 beats per minute through the normal physiologic path...Sa node in atrium >av node>ventricles. Afib is multiple ectropic sites in the atria firing off and competing with the sa node.Both can be very fast but its a diffrent mechanism. ...Read more

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How can sinus tachycardia be detected?

How can sinus tachycardia be detected?

Sinus tach: It can be detected by doing an electrocardiogram (ECG) during an episode. ...Read more

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How much sinus tachycardia affect you?

How much sinus tachycardia affect you?

Depends: Some people are more aware of their heart heart beats than others. By in itself sinus tachycardia is not life threatening but can be be uncomfortable. The more important issue is -is the tachycardia appropriate? and what causes it? Your doctor will tell you after his/her evaluation ...Read more

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My dr decided to put me on flacianide for my innapropriate sinus tachycardia is this a good option?

Flecainide: If you are uncomfortable with your drs. Choice of therapy, ask for cardiology referral and discuss with that dr. Who will be able to integrate your whole picture. There isn't enough info here to comment on the drug choice. ...Read more

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What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

Fast heart rate: Tachycardia means fast heart beat. Sinus node is the structure where normally heart rhythm and beat is originated, and it naturally responds to stimuli when the heart needs to beat faster. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is when the heart is beating fast, when it shouldn't. ...Read more

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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more