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Medicine For Tachyarrhythmia
Symptoms: Many feel a rapid heart beat that are usually sudden in onset. It may lead to lightheadedness, coming close to passing out or passing out (fainting or syncope), shortness of breath, and fatigue.Many feel a fullness in the chest or throat. Some compain of "butterflies in chest". Can come from the upper (atrial) or lower (ventricular) chambers. Diagnosed with a monitor that is worn. ...Read more
Depends: There are many types of tachyarrthmias. Treatment depends on the type , atrial or ventricular, and the cause. Some are associated with heart disease and others are not. Medical therapy is often the treatment of choice. Others are responsive to ablation or treatment of the underlying cause. Difficult to cover in a few sentences. ...Read more
Supernormal rhythm: Sinus tachyarrhymia is a faster than normal rate with normal rhythm through the normal conduction pathways, meaning that there is no abnormal electrical conduction abnormality.The treatment is to treat the underlying cause. Frequent causes include fever, sepsis, respiratory difficulties from COPD or pulmonary embolism, sepsis, pain, psychological stress, acute heart failure, or myocardial ischemia. ...Read more
Regular vs Abnormal: Both mean rapid heart rate but tachycardia usually refers to the normal rhythm just beating faster than normal (sinus tachycardia). Tachyarrhythmia usually refers to an abnormal and fast heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia: Tachycardia is a general term applied to any fast heart rate including tachyarrhythmias. A tachyarrhythmia specifically implies a form of arrhythmia which causes a fast heart rate, not all arrhythmias cause a fast heart rate. Tachycardia is defined as a heart rate more than 100, normal heart rhythm is frequently more than 100 in exercise, excitement, fevers, etc. None of these are arrhythmias. ...Read more
Can Oxycodone cause bradycardia & extreme dizziness? HR has been dropping to 40-50bpm. Have a tachyarrhythmia & resting average HR is 102bpm normally.
I had tachyarrhythmia (tachycardia?) during EKG today, v. anxious at time of test. My dr said to cut down alcohol but I barely have 2 drinks/wk. help?
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more
Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, i think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www.Porphyriafoundation.Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers