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Is it true that nonsustained supra ventricular tachycardia is the same as nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Is it true that nonsustained supra ventricular tachycardia is the same as nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

No: Supraventricular tachycardia signifies that the abnormal rhythm arises from a part of the heart above the atrioventricular node (that normally conducts atrial electrical impulses to the ventricles for ventricular excitation), whereas a ventricular tachycardia originates from the ventricular myocardium itself (below the level of the atrioventricular node). ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be ...Read more


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What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

Yes: this has to be studied and to try and determine why this occurred. VT can be dangerous if it becomes sustained. Speak to a cardiologist about the plans for you , they may consider placing an internal monitor that fires when you go into a VT. ...Read more

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Managing Supraventricular Tachycardia (Checklist)

For episode, try holding your breath and bearing down (valsalva)
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For episode, lay down with head and heart at same level
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Doc, i want to know what is the best way to treat nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Doc, i want to know what is the best way to treat nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Nonsustained VT: Best way is to see a cardiologist and get worked up for diagnosis and cause of the nonsustained VT and then discuss the findings and recommendations with the dr. Who has information specific to you. Not as simple as you hope. ...Read more

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Doc, i want to know what is the best way to treat nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

Nonsustained VT: Best way is to see a cardiologist and get worked up for diagnosis and cause of the nonsustained VT and then discuss the findings and recommendations with the dr. Who has information specific to you. Not as simple as you hope. ...Read more

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Is it true that nonsustained supra ventricular tachycardia is the same as nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?

No: Supraventricular tachycardia signifies that the abnormal rhythm arises from a part of the heart above the atrioventricular node (that normally conducts atrial electrical impulses to the ventricles for ventricular excitation), whereas a ventricular tachycardia originates from the ventricular myocardium itself (below the level of the atrioventricular node). ...Read more

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What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

Yes: this has to be studied and to try and determine why this occurred. VT can be dangerous if it becomes sustained. Speak to a cardiologist about the plans for you , they may consider placing an internal monitor that fires when you go into a VT. ...Read more

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How to control ventricular tachycardia?

How to control ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachy: There are lots of options-medications or ablation. If are asking as a patient, I would sit down with an electrophysiologist and discuss. The treatment has to be individualized. If you are asking for education, there are lots of online free materials available. ...Read more

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What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

No specific signs: You can not determine if an abnormal heart rhythm is due to VT by how it feels. Vt is, by definition, a fast heart beat so people may feel pounding in their chest. Depending on the rate, they may become dizzy, short of breath, have chest pain, get sweaty and/or pass out. None of these symptoms are specific for vt. The rhythm must be recorded on ekg or on a monitor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is "persistent ventricular tachycardia"?

What exactly is "persistent ventricular tachycardia"?

Life threatening: Ventricular tachcardia is a life threatening arrythmia. Its the rythm that needs to be "shocked". The pts in persistent v-tach is when shocking or medicine doesnt restore normal sinus rythm. The pt usually expire. ...Read more