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Told I have sinus arrhythmia. Told not to worry about it. But others tell me it's dangerous. I'm scared. My doctors won't send me for further tests.?

Told I have sinus arrhythmia. Told not to worry about it. But others tell me it's dangerous. I'm scared. My doctors won't send me for further tests.?

Anxiety: Is it sinus tachycardia? If you have no symptoms and pulse rate is not overly elevated - that might be why your doctor wasn't particularly concerned. I see that you suffer from an anxiety disorder. Sometimes heart rate can be elevated with anxiety. Education is often the best source of comfort. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tachycardia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20253873 ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What is sinus arrhythmia?

What is sinus arrhythmia?

Normal: Sinus arrhythmia refers to a prominent, but normal, variation in heart rate. The heart beat begins in the sinus node. The sinus node is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. The system may react quickly enough to cause more noticeable changes in heart rate. This variation is usually more prominent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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What? Causes? Sinus arrhythmia?

What? Causes? Sinus arrhythmia?

Atherosclerosis: The "pacemaker", the sino-atrial node, in the upper chambers of the heart (atria) lose control and other sites fire leading to irregular heartbeat. It is dangerous because it can cause turbulence in the blood flow leading to a clot. Other causes exist such as hyperthyroidism but usually decreased blood flow is the 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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Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is a normal variation in the heart rate with the breathing cycle. It is not a disease. It is normal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sinus arrhythmia?

Usually normal.: The commonest type of sinus arrhythmia is related to breathing - also called respirophasic sinus arrhythmia. The hr speeds up during inspiration and slows during breathing out. This is normal, and a sign of good health. Rarely, sinus arrhythmia is seen in the elderly person, but without symptoms, it rarely requires treatment. ...Read more

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Is sinus arrhythmia big problem in women?

Is sinus arrhythmia big problem in women?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is a problematic term as it is used to describe the normal variation in heart rate that is present in healthy individuals. It is not abnormal and does not require further testing or any type of treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

It is not a problem: Sinus arrhythmia is a misleading name as it refers to a normal variation in heart rate and does not represent heart disease. Sinus arrhythmia is more prevalent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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Does sinus arrhythmia cause other serious arrhythmias?

Does sinus arrhythmia cause other serious arrhythmias?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is normal. It reflects the body's regulation of heart rate. It is often very prominent in young individuals. It does not require further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if sinus arrhythmia is a serious disease?

Can someone tell me if sinus arrhythmia is a serious disease?

Normal finding: Sinus arrhythmia means that the pulse rate gradually speeds up and slows down, usually related to simply breathing in and out. This is a normal finding and does not cause any symptoms. It will be reported on an ekg report but there is nothing to worry about because it is normal. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a sinus arrhythmia cause syncopal episodes?

Might it be possible that a a sinus arrhythmia cause syncopal episodes?

Sinus arrhythmia: Sinus arrhythmia would generally not cause any symptoms let alone syncope. The rhythm implies a normal rate but irregular sinus rhythm. This would have no reason to be associated with syncope. ...Read more

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I was told I have sinus arrhythmia and not to worry. Arrhythmia sounds scary and concerning. Should I be worried? Will I drop dead

No, nothing like tha: This condition is considered normal in young people. It has no effect on your life or pose any risk to you. It is entirely harmless. So quit worrying and do not even mention this as a health issue to talk about. It is not a disease. ...Read more

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HR rises & falls twice (Up, down, up, down) during each set of inspiration & expiration. Shown in ANS tests. Variation of normal Sinus Arrhythmia? Or?

HR rises & falls twice (Up, down, up, down) during each set of inspiration & expiration. Shown in ANS tests. Variation of normal Sinus Arrhythmia? Or?

Sinus arrhythmia: Sinus arrhythmia only reflects an exaggeration of a normal behavior. Everyone's HR tends to vary slightly with the normal changes in pressure in the chest with breathing. Your HR should increase with inspiration and decrease with expiration. If this variation is quite obvious, then we call it a "sinus arrhythmia, " but it's not generally clinically significant. ...Read more

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I perform an EKG and the result was sinus arrhythmia. Is this a normal condition?

Please Clarify: There must be a miscommunication here. Arrhythmia is a generic term to mean abnormal. There must be another word there to describe the specific abnormality.

If there is not an 'arrhythmia' then normal sinus rhythm is a common way to say normal. ...Read more

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The report of my EKG says I have a sinus arrhythmia - should I be worried about this?

The report of my EKG says I have a sinus arrhythmia - should I be worried about this?

No: Sinus arrythmias are very common, especially among younger people. They can be exacerbated by caffeine, strenuous exercise, drug use, even alcohol use. Check with your doctor to verify that your arrythmia doesn't also have any variations on the other elements of your electricl acticity of the heart. Your doctor will understand this. But you need to verify that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I also have prominent sinus arrhythmia when I have bradycardia and apex beat is strong. I go to the gym. Is it necessary to get medical help?

I also have prominent sinus arrhythmia when I have bradycardia and apex beat is strong. I go to the gym. Is it necessary to get medical help?

Only if u have sympt: If you are physically fit, at your age (20), sinus bradycardia is OK. It normally does not cause problems (rather, it seems to indicate longevity & a good lifestyle). However, during exercise, if your heart rate goes too low AND if you are passing out, feeling faint / lightheaded, or unable to continue your exercise, then that can be a problem. Best to use HealthTap prime or talk to ur doctor. ...Read more

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My doc recently told me I have a "sinus arrhythmia". He didn't seem very worried and said it has to do with my breathing. Should I be worried? Thanks!

Normal: Sinus arrhythmia is the normal speeding up and slowing down of your heart as you breathe so your heart can adjust to the changes in blood flow as the lungs expand and contract. Everyone has this. ...Read more

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Had skipped beats Went to dr. Hooked up to EKG no skipped beats then but dr. Said I have sinus arrhythmia. Does sinus arrhythmia cause skipped beats?

Had skipped beats Went to dr. Hooked up to EKG no skipped beats then but dr. Said I have sinus arrhythmia. Does sinus arrhythmia cause skipped beats?

Sinus arrhythmia: This is a misnomer, Sinus Arrhythmia in fact represents a normal finding in healthy young people; it ABSENCE is concerning for illness;it does NOT cause symptoms; skipped beats are just that and need identification ...Read more

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If a pac/pvc is caused by sinus arrhythmia breathing out is it benign?

Yes: Whether the very common "sinus arrhythmia" really causes pac's / pvc's is something you'll want to discuss with your physician but if he/she isn't concerned, I'm not either. More than 5 per minute, or in runs, is worrisome. You may try limiting coffee intake, or just getting comfortable with hearts doing flip-flops from time to time. Glad you're taking a proactive approach. ...Read more

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What medicine can be used to cure sinus arrhythmia with 2nd degree heart block.?

None really: Sinus arrhythmia is a benign condition seen in younger patients that causes variation in heart rate related to increased vagal tone. 2nd degree heart block can be of the benign variety (mobitz 1) or more serious (cant tell without seeing your ekg). Talk to your physician. Medicines do not cure these things. ...Read more

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I had two EKG one from 2009 says normal sinus rhythm with sinus arrhythmia then the second one says sinus rhythm rightward axis boarderline?

I had two EKG one from 2009 says normal sinus rhythm with sinus arrhythmia then the second one says sinus rhythm rightward axis boarderline?

Nothing to: Be terribly concerned about especially if you are reading the computer generated "diagnosis" and not that of the physician reading it. ...Read more

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Cardiologist diagnosis was sinus arrhythmia, but gp says its due to my anxiety. Who's right? Does anxiety cause this? Is it harmful? And can you exercise?

Sinus arrythmia: Sinus arrhythmia is typically a normal variant. Yes you can exercise, it should be gone when your heart speeds up. Anxiety does not cause this. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if an ECG result is that you have "normal sinus rhythm with marked sinus arrhythmia"?

What exactly does it mean if an ECG result is that you have "normal sinus rhythm with marked sinus arrhythmia"?

It's normal: This is a normal variant. Sinus arrhythmia is a normal phenomenon. It involves cyclic changes in heart rate during breathing. It suggests a healthy parasympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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Halter monitor results say sinus bradycardia to sinus tachycardia with sinus arrhythmia. Should I be concerned?

Halter monitor results say sinus bradycardia to sinus tachycardia with sinus arrhythmia. Should I be concerned?

From your: Description this sounds like a normal Holter monitor for a 42 year old woman. It would be best to discuss this with your health care provider as he/she will be able to place these findings in context with your clinical condition and symptoms. ...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


Dr. Warren Foster
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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