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How can I treat paroxysmal atrial tachycardia?

How can I treat paroxysmal atrial tachycardia?

PAT: Go see a dr. Or a cardiologist to get pat treated. There are many options but without skilled medical help you won't be able to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Atrial Tachycardia (Definition)

Atrial tachycardia is a symptom in which a person's heart rate is faster than normal for his age or for the activity he is doing, and the electrical impulse for his heartbeats starts in the upper part of the heart (the atria). An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) ...Read more


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Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia: what are the symptoms?

Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia: what are the symptoms?

PAT: Pat symptoms are the same as any tachycardia. Palpitations, heart rushing, lightheaded, short of breath, chest pain possible, pounding sensation in chest and perhaps other sensations by individual. ...Read more

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What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

EP procedure: This is generally done in a cath lab using wires similar or pacemaker electrodes. They are inserted through blood vessels in the leg, and place into the heart. There they "read" electrical activity to determine where the abnormal conduction is taking place. Then the offending circuit can be severed using radio-frequency ablation. ...Read more

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Do you need a pacemaker if you have atrial tachycardia?

Pacemaker: One solution for hard to treat atrial tachycardia may involve the use of a pacemaker; however, this is usually reserved for older people who can not tolerate other treatments, or they are ineffective. Medications can be tried. Catheter ablation is often a successful cure. Request a cardiac electrophysiology referral, to discuss options. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of ablation of atrial tachycardia?

Great question: It's variable depending on location (left vs right sided). Talk to the electrophysiologist who would perform to get best information specific. ...Read more

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How could ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

How could ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

No definite rules...: Can differentiate these 2 arrhythmia types, although ventricular tachycardia generally causes more severe symptoms such as chest pain, fainting and even a cardiac arrest. Atrial tachycardia almost never causes cardiac arrest, although can be felt as palpitations with lightheadedness or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Atrial tachycardia - eps / rfa advised by the cardiologist. What does that mean?

Atrial tachycardia - eps / rfa advised by the cardiologist. What does that mean?

Ablation: Ablation therapy is done to destroy tissue in the heart that is causing electrical or mechanical problems. Usually the technique used is radiofrequency energy like microwaves but there are also other techniques. Most commonly these are performed by electrophysiology specialists. ...Read more

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Is there a? Difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Is there a? Difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Yes.: These are two different rhythms. Atrial tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from either the left or right atrium. Junctional tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from the av node. Neither is more dangerous than the other. The treatments will be different, usually. ...Read more

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Atrial ectopic tachycardia vs atrial tachycardia? What's the difference?

Sinoatrial node.: The normal heart rate "pacemaker" center is in the sinoatrial node, a part of the right atrium. Ectopic atrial tachycardia means that the pacemaker region (the part that is setting the heart rate) is in another location, & is acting erratically. Atrial tachycardia implies that it is the sinoatrial node that is acting erratically. They are similar, but the heartbeat starts at different points. ...Read more

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Can atrial tachycardia cause a pain in the center of your chest, like a "catch" type pain?

Yes.: Faster heart rates can lead to reduced blood supply to your heart, therefore pain... You need to investigate the causes with the help of a physician... Best luck and happy easter sunday! ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between supraventricular tachycardia and multifocal atrial tachycardia?

Tachycardia: Multifocal atrial tachycardia is a form of SVT. ECG and Holters should help. Sometimes you need electrophysiology study. ...Read more

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What are the differences between supraventricular tachycardia and multifocal atrial tachycardia?

What are the differences between supraventricular tachycardia and multifocal atrial tachycardia?

SVT and MAT: Mat is a kind of svt. Usually mat implies significant cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Svt can happen in less abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have atrial tachycardia and was wondering if I would be able to get a cool adventurous job?

Why not: Atrial tachycardia is common in people. When we get excited, frightened, run or do something strenuous. In most cases it will not interfere with our job related activities if it is mild. If you have another kind of tachycardia, then you need to give us a more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Many tests ordered by cardiologist. He found "atrial tachycardia" on 48 hr holter during symptoms. All other tests good. What does this really mean?

Abn heart rhythm: Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is an abnormal heart rhythm propagated by a variety of mechanisms. The HR typically is 170-240 but exceptions occur. It usually causes palpitations and, if prolonged, may cause shortness of breath and/or dizziness. The albuterol you take can precipitate it. It can occur in otherwise normal hearts. Meds or ablation can prevent it. ...Read more

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If u have ectopic atrial tachycardia, does the ectopic signal cause the ventricles to beat too? And what's the difference with reentry tachycardia?

EAT: Atrial tachycardia, regardless of mechanism, conducts to the ventricles. The main issue with any form of atrial tachycardia is that the rapid ventricular rate can result in annoying symptoms and, if fast and persistent, can eventually weaken the heart. The difference between EAT and reentry is one of mechanism. (ie how the electrical impulse is conducted). Incessant EAT requires treatment. ...Read more

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Automatic atrial tachycardia with exercise? How do you differentiate from innapropriate sinus tachycardia? Which would be more likely in an athlete?

Automatic atrial tachycardia with exercise? How do you differentiate from innapropriate sinus tachycardia? Which would be more likely in an athlete?

Tachycardia: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia - elevated heart rate (HR) at rest > 100 sitting/standing. Athletes usually have a slow HR at rest. Atrial tachycardia/fibrillation/flutter with excessive HR more common in extreme athletes with exercise. Cause unclear - may be due to electrical changes from extreme endurance exercise to atrial electrical properties of the heart. More exercise not always better. ...Read more

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What should the ECG tracing of mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) look like?

What should the ECG tracing of mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) look like?

Typically: To be classified as mat there needs to be 3 different P wave morphologies. ...Read more

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Is atrial tachycardia (paroxysmalatrial tachycardia) considered a heart disease?

Is atrial tachycardia (paroxysmalatrial tachycardia) considered a heart disease?

Not necessarily: One can have atrial tachycardia/paroxysmal atrial tachycardia with a structurally normal heart and no evidence of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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How uncommon us atrial tachycardia and what causes it to start?

Common: It's surprisingly common and can occur in normal hearts in the absence of heart disease. It can be caused by cardiac stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, amphetamine, alcohol, and certain medicines like bronchodilators, atropine, and adrenalin. Thyroid excess can cause it. Stress and lack of sleep can contribute. It occurs for no recognized reason in some. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia?

Atach vs J tach: The source of atach is in the upper chamber the attia. Junctional tach arises from a location midway between the atria and ventricle. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia (Definition)

A faster than normal heart rate beginning above the ...Read more