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Is an episode of SVT the same as a heart attack?

Is an episode of SVT the same as a heart attack?

Not a heart attack: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is a rapid heart rate of 150 beats per minute, or higher. It is not a heart attack. A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance. ...Read more

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Given SVT is there a greater chance of a heart attack?

Given SVT is there a greater chance of a heart attack?

If you have blockage: These very fast rhythms don't generally cause the more common type of heart attack (sudden blockage) but if the plumbing is already well gunked up, the pipes (arteries) may not be able to supply enough blood to keep up with very high rates (>180/min) and in those cases, we see minor heart damage called "demand ischemia." at 37, i wouldn't expect that to be a problem for you. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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After a heart attack one episode of AF causing stroke. Been on Amiodarone (200-100MG) for 6 months since then, no AF. What are the alternatives?

After a heart attack one episode of AF causing stroke. Been on Amiodarone (200-100MG) for 6 months since then, no AF. What are the alternatives?

Atrial fibrillation: There are many other possible treat meant of the atrial fibrillation - It will be important to meet with your cardiologist to discuss what will be best for you and what will keep you from having another stroke. Please get in to be seen. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

Lots.: Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below demand. Episode: nonspecific. Could mean a lot of things. ...Read more

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I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

See your family doc: It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of a heart attack ?

Who is at risk of a heart attack ?

Risk factors...: Risk factors for heart attack include: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle. Males and post-menopausal females are at higher risk as well as family history of a heart attack at a younger age. Diabetes was always thought of as a risk factor but new evidence suggests that well-controlled diabetes is probably not a risk factor. ...Read more

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How much does a heart attack hurt?

How much does a heart attack hurt?

Heart Attack Pain: Pain from a heart attack can vary from severe to not really having pain, like in the case of some diabetics. Typical pain of a heart attack is pressure to the chest, aching pain to the left arm and/or the jaw. Diabetics don't always have these typical symptoms, and besides that are at increased risk of a heart attack! ...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