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Doctor insights on: Junctional Rhythm Causes

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Could any expert explain what a junctional rhythm is? Thanks!

Could any expert explain what a junctional rhythm is? Thanks!

Junctional rhythm: The "AV junction" is a connection that the electrical signal passes through from the top of the heart to the bottom. It acts as a back-up pacemaker when the hearts normal pacemaker stops working. Thus, a Junctional rhythm is a back-up rhythm that keeps your heart beating. It's typically slower than normal and less responsive to activity. Many times an artificial pacemaker is required. See PCP. ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct what does this mean?

Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct what does this mean?

ECG: That reading means you should be in touch with your doctor asap to discuss what's going on and what to do you ...Read more

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What causes your diurnal rhythm to be totally messed up?

What causes your diurnal rhythm to be totally messed up?

Sleeping habits: My recommendation is for people to go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time it will help the body to create a very normal cycle. You need to maintain this through every day of the week and not just the weekdays but also including the weekends. ...Read more

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Can continuous pressure on the chest cause the hearts rhythm to change?

Clarify: What does continuous pressure mean? Did you mean, increased work load, for example with exercise? If so, yes but not Rhythm change, but rate change, the heart rate will increase but the rhythm should be normal (sinus and regular), a change in rhythm is often not normal, though a few premature beats is not considered that abnormal. ...Read more

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My heart rate has been about 10-20 beats above normal all day. Regular rhythm just around 103bpm. What could be the cause?

Multiple causes.: Infection, fever, hyperthyroidism, tachycardias (arrhythmias) are just a few of the more common causes. It merits a visit to ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam, and possibly an EKG, blood and urine tests. Usually, the underlying cause is apparent immediately. In rare instances, unusual causes require special testing. ...Read more

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What might be cause/implictns of bend in right ventricle and abnormal rhythm patterns? 28 & healthy frequent palps but no fainting. Laymens terms please

What might be cause/implictns of bend in right ventricle and abnormal rhythm patterns? 28 & healthy frequent palps but no fainting. Laymens terms please

Band?: I think you mean "band"? It's actually a moderator band and it lives in the right ventricle. It's a normal structure but is only seen on some echoes (due to technical issues). It causes no symptoms and does not require treatment. Here is a simple explanation:http://www. Vhlab. Umn. Edu/atlas/right-ventricle/moderator-band/. ...Read more

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How do you confirm the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm?

How do you confirm the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg, certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms. Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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What causes this type of pain? It's5/10 on pain scale lasts 2 secs then goes and comes back 30 secs later keeps this rhythm going on for ages on legs

What causes this type of pain? It's5/10 on pain scale lasts 2 secs then goes and comes back 30 secs later keeps this rhythm going on for ages on legs

Nerves: Sharp, fleeting, recurrent pains in the legs may be a type of neuropathy or irritability of the nerves in the lower extremities. Muscular causes usually have accompanying twitching, cramping, or quivering. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why do abnormal heart rhythms cause nausea?

Vagal Response: In general, most cardiac rhythm disturbances will not cause nausea. However, there is a condition that can cause both nausea and arrhythmia (particularly slow heart rate), and that is called a vagal response. This is an abnormal reflex response which causes the heart rate to abnormally slow, and also has concurrent symptoms of nausea and/or "cold sweats" and/or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

Many causes: Electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium or low magnesium. Hypoxia (low oxygen). Lack of circulation (ischemia). Structural anomalies (like mitral stenosis or by-pass tract.)abnormal cardiac function (like cardiomyopathy). Infection (like myocarditis). Ph imbalance (acidosis or alkylosis). Cardiac stimulation (like nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, adrenalin). Fatigue, stress, anxiety, aging. ...Read more

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How do you think severe hypoxia may cause bad heart rhythms in baby?

How do you think severe hypoxia may cause bad heart rhythms in baby?

Pre & post natal: The fetal or newborn heart requires significant amounts of oxygen to function &diminished levels quickly show up as a slowed heart beat (part of what's monitored in labor). If it is kept at low levels over long period the hearts electrical system may develop a rhythm problem. The most common is prolonged bradycardia from which the fetus/infant may not recover. ...Read more

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How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

Anorexia: Leads to potentially significant metabolic disorders resulting sometimes in life threatening arrhythmia. ...Read more

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I have had pulsatile tinnitus for 2 years caused by my IIH. In recent days the rhythm and pitch has changed. Should I be worried?

I have had pulsatile tinnitus for 2 years caused by my IIH. In recent days the rhythm and pitch has changed. Should I be worried?

I can tell: From the medications that you are not under the care of a neurologist! That would be my starting point! Check iron, Vit A level and give a carbonic anhydride inhibitor a good try. You should not be having pulsatile tinnitus with uncomplicated pseudo tumor. ...Read more

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My 82 year old grandmother was taking a medicine in which caused kidney damage an now her heart is off rhythm what should we expect?

My 82 year old grandmother was taking a medicine in which caused kidney damage an now her heart is off rhythm what should we expect?

Depends: It would depend on what you mean by her heart is off rhythm. If it's sinus arrhytmia, infrequent premature atrial or ventricular complexes, and she has no symptoms nothing needs to be done. But if she has atrial fibrillation, she may need to be put on meds to control heart rate, to prevent stroke, and possbly control rhythm. If she is passing out due to sick sinus syndrome, a pacemaker is needed. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate is always low but once I get up It goes 90 to 120. Rhythm was normal on holter. Could this be caused by anxiety?

Resting heart rate is always low but once I get up It goes 90 to 120. Rhythm was normal on holter. Could this be caused by anxiety?

Could be.: Normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 but athletes often have a lower heart rate. Anxiety can cause rapid heart rate and other medical problems like hyperthyroidism, fever or some drugs. Your doctor seems to be on the right track to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?

Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?

Probably: Because your abdominal muscles are deconditioned. If you have been given the ok to exercise then continue and see if the tightness resolves with further exercise. ...Read more

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When I'm on the heart monitor my heart rate goes from normal spaced heart rhythm to no space and crazy amounts of up and down marks what causes this?

When I'm on the heart monitor my heart rate goes from normal spaced heart rhythm to no space and crazy amounts of up and down marks what causes this?

Palpitations: Are you having palpitations? Heart racing pounding irregular beats? Please discuss the tracing with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Pulsatile tinnitus with my IIH. It goes when I have a LP, but always returns. Recently it's changed rhythm and pitch and I'm lightheaded. Cause?

Pulsatile tinnitus with my IIH. It goes when I have a LP, but always returns. Recently it's changed rhythm and pitch and I'm lightheaded. Cause?

Lightheadedness: Sounds like a pressure related problem. See your physician to discuss more in depth and talk about the medications that you are taking which could be causing changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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RHR increased from 60 bpm to high 90s 1 week after stopping Zoloft (sertraline). Related? Should I be concerned? Recent ekg showed normal sinus rhythm. Causes?

RHR increased from 60 bpm to high 90s 1 week after stopping Zoloft (sertraline). Related? Should I be concerned? Recent ekg showed normal sinus rhythm. Causes?

Not sure: If this persists another week it is highly unlikely to be from zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal. Other things that can cause an increase in your RHR can be a pulmonary embolism. If you traveled recently by car or plane or have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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On Flecainide for Rhythm control. Is the flue jab safe and can it irritate the heart and cause me back into Afib?

On Flecainide for Rhythm control. Is the flue jab safe and can it irritate the heart and cause me back into Afib?

Safe: I love British terminology!! (I had to Google "Flue Jab"). Yes, the flu vaccination is safe and, if you develop AF afterward, it's purely coincidental. (PS, I think if the Scots leave the UK, they're making a big mistake). ...Read more

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Would taking 10mg a night of elavil (amitriptyline) cause rapid hr or dangerous heart rhythm, or is this more likely only at higher doses? Need it for migraine.

Would taking 10mg a night of elavil (amitriptyline) cause rapid hr or dangerous heart rhythm, or is this more likely only at higher doses? Need it for migraine.

Taking anything else: If this is all that you are taking it is still possible but unlikely. However, if you are on other medications or over the counter medications even supplements or herbs or homeopathic items, then the risk increases. Best to discuss with whomever is prescribing the elavil (amitriptyline). If you are taking other things then an interaction profile can be done e.g.; epocratesonline is one and there are others. ...Read more