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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?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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I have had psvt's with heart rate over 250 twice, but I have had cardiac ablation 4 yrs ago. What does this mean?

I have had psvt's with heart rate over 250 twice, but I have had cardiac ablation 4 yrs ago. What does this mean?

Repeat ablation?: Sometimes svt's require more than one ablation to cure them. Alternatively you could be having a different type of arrhythmia. I recommend getting back in with your ep for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psvt?

What are the symptoms of psvt?

Rapid heart beat: Sudden onset rapid heart beat, sudden offset. Palpitations in your chest. ...Read more

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Is zpac safe when a person has PSVT?

Is zpac safe when a person has PSVT?

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

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with hypertension?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with hypertension?

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

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PSVT vs SVT vs VT what is the differences among them and which one is Bad ?

VT is very bad: Hi! SVT can be dangerous, but usually not as dangerous as VT. PSVT just means that the patient has bouts ("paroxysms") of SVT. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause psvt to resurface?

What could cause psvt to resurface?

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

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Is PSVT the same as AFIB?

Is PSVT the same as AFIB?

Yes: there are several types for PSVT and a fib is one of them. ...Read more

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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

Recurrence: Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart. If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Pharmacotherapy: Drug therapy of arrhythmias is individualized and there is a lot of overlap of medications used for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. When the heart function is otherwise normal, drug therapy is 'safer' than in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Having said that we often have to treat arrhythmias in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Discuss with your doctor for your specific ...Read more

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Can sexual simulation trigger psvt/arrythmias?it seems that this is happening to me.

Can sexual simulation trigger psvt/arrythmias?it seems that this is happening to me.

There is no: direct connection but sexual excitement does produce tachycardia which some people "detect" particularly if you are worried about your heart! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Can psvt cause sleep apnea?

Can psvt cause sleep apnea?

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

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I'm a 24 year old female with SVT and psvt--why does alcohol affect me negatively?

See below: Alcohol serves as an irritant to heart muscle and can lead to atrial arrythymias. Long term heavy alcohol use can cause heart dysfunction/cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)? I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Is it ok to drink diet coke (i have psvt)?  I am on medication for it so that makes caffeine ok, right?

Diet: You are better not drinking soda of any kind but non caffeinated beverages are better for you than those with stimulants. You are better off with water. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate SVT and psvt, when 12 lead ECG showing as like as svt?

How can I differentiate SVT and psvt, when 12 lead ECG showing as like as svt?

No difference: The ekg would look the same. Most people tend to use the terms psvt and svt interchangeably. ...Read more

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Can a person have both premature atrial contractions and PSVT that occur at different times?

Can a person have both premature atrial contractions and PSVT that occur at different times?

Yes: PACs are simply isolated early extra beats that originate from the upper chambers of the heart (above the bundle of his). Some make it through to the ventricle, some are blocked. When they occur consecutively causing the ventricle to contract faster then that situation is said to be PSVT. Some self terminate- some need meds or electrical cardioversion and ablation. They can be seen separately. ...Read more

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Whice one better to deal with PSVT? propafenone or flecanidine? whether they lead to hypotension like Bisoprolol?

Whice one better to deal with PSVT? propafenone or flecanidine? whether they lead to hypotension like Bisoprolol?

Same: Both drugs are equally effective in PSVT and neither of them causes hypotension like beta blockers. Which one is a matter of personal choice by the prescribing physician and tolerance by the patient ...Read more

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I have PSVT superventricular I'm 44 years old female my doctor put me on 75mg atenenlol will that dosage help prevent them?

I have PSVT superventricular I'm 44 years old female my doctor put me on 75mg atenenlol will that dosage help prevent them?

Beta Blockers can be: ...used to slow down the ventricular response to PSVT. It doesn't always work, but it's a reasonable first choice. Amiodarone is also very effective in slowing down both the atrial and ventricular heart rates, but it has some complications. In cases that don't respond to medication, a more invasive procedure may be used to interrupt (ablate) the signals that cause the PSVT. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Took 150 mg diflucan, (fluconazole) how long would it take for side effects to hit? Worried about qt prolongation, since I have psvt.

Took 150 mg diflucan, (fluconazole) how long would it take for side effects to hit? Worried about qt prolongation, since I have psvt.

Qt diflucan (fluconazole) psvt.: PSVT is not a QT interval dependent rhythm disturbance,onset & magnitude of QT change is variable and requires ECG documentation. ...Read more