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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

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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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Are odd Supraventricular beats on24Hr Holter the same as (or connected to ?)Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia <30sec ?

Are odd Supraventricular beats on24Hr Holter the same as (or connected to ?)Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia <30sec ?

No: Supraventricular is NOT ventricular. There is a significant difference clinically, treatment wise and prognostically for extra beats from the atrium vs. extra from the ventricle. ...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

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How does ventricular tachycardia kill you?

Mechanism below:: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for blood to fill the ventricle during each cycle, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. Rate is the key variable. As tissue perfusion fails, acidosis, hypoxemia (low oxygen) and hyperkalemia (high potassium) result which leads to further deterioration in rhythm, ie, ventricular fibrillation and death. ...Read more

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Can ventricular tachycardia cause blackout?

Yes: Black-outs (or syncope) are often caused by transient reductions in blood flow to the brain from a variety of causes. With ventricular tachycardia, the abnormal rhythm may be associated with a reduction in cardiac output and a temporary reduction in brain blood flow that can lead to syncope. ...Read more

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What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

Not really pulseless: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for ventricular filling, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. You may not be able to palpate a pulse but an arterial line would show a waveform that is reduced in amplitude. Rate is the key. As tissue perfusion fails, acidosis, hypoxemia and hyperkalemia result leading to ventricular fibrillation and death. ...Read more

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Do people with ventricular tachycardia have a lot of pain?

Do people with ventricular tachycardia have a lot of pain?

No/That's a problem!: Ventricular tachycardia is one of the most life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms. It can be associated with angina, but I am sure many doctors here have been called urgently to a hospital patient's bedside with v-tach much to the inquisitive look of the patient as they are wheeled urgently to intensive care for more careful monitoring and treatment. So no, not generally, but it is serious. ...Read more

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What test/s detect fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ? What causes them? :/

What test/s detect fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ? What causes them? :/

EKG typically or: If it happens intermittently, your doctor may prescribe an event monitor or holter monitor, which is a device that you wear at home and can detect cardiac arrhythmias. The most common cause is coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between supraventricular thachycardia and ventricular tachycardia?

Everything: Svt arises in the atria (the upper chambers) and VT arises in the ventricles (lower chambers). Svt often occurs in otherwise healthy hearts and is annoying but only rarely serious. Vt usually arises in diseased hearts, can be serious, and sometimes is life-threatening. Vt in the setting of a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome is very dangerous. ...Read more

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If someone had angina from a quick BP drop but stabilizes will it cause damage or cause ventricular tachycardia?

If someone had angina from a quick BP drop but stabilizes will it cause damage or cause ventricular tachycardia?

No permanent injury: If the angina was caused by the blood pressure drop (caused, for example, by a medication), and it resolved (and the heart rhythm was normal) when the blood pressure returned to norma, l it is unlikely it caused permanent damage. However, if the angina was the cause of the blood pressure drop, that would be more concerning. Either way, this needs to be carefully evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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Scared of ventricular tachycardia. Who would need an implanted defib?

It depends: Some types of ventricular tachycardia can be modified or even eliminated with a procedure called an electrophysiologic study. Other types may be more complex and warrant long term medication or an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator. You should have yourself checked by a cardiologist that specializes in arrhythmias (an electrophysiologist) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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