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Had heart ablation 15 yrs ago for psvts. While laying on couch, just had a brief flip flop feeling in heart and lightheaded. Should i be concerned?
Ablation: If you've had 15 good years after an ablation, i wouldn't worry about an occassional flip/flop unless its very frequent and lasts a few minutes or longer each time. You should discuss with the dr.(s) who know you and your situation. They will be able to make a more informed recommendation to you. ...Read more
I have had psvt's with heart rate over 250 twice, but I have had cardiac ablation 4 yrs ago. What does this mean?
Antibiotic risks: This is a very important discussion to have with your doctor. Overall, the benefit of therapy must be weighed against the risk. The FDA has warned that patients with certain conditions are at risk for heart problems with this medication (long QT interval, low blood levels of potassium or magnesium, a slower than normal heart rate, or those on anti arrhythmic drugs). Fortunately those risks are low ...Read more
Beta Blockers/Ca Cha: Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are often used for PSVT(Persistant Supra Ventricular Tachycardia) But other drugs like Ace inhibiters and Angiotensin Recepter Blockers are also safe to use as there is no conrtraindications to use if Beta Blockers And ARBS are not able to bring BP down ...Read more
Unpredictable: It's the nature of psvt to come and go. It's initialed by a random extra beat (pac) that occurs at a vulnerable time in a person with the right anatomic substrate to sustain a persistent arrhythmia. Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine and stress and lack of sleep also increase the likelihood. ...Read more
No: Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep. It is due to obstruction of the oropharyngeal airway usually at the level of the tongue or epiglottis. Two-thirds of patients with osa are overweight and fatty infiltration of the neck and tongue may also contribute to airway obstruction during sleep. Rec. See sleep specialist for a sleep study (psg). ...Read more