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Rapid Beating Of Upper Heart Chambers (Overview)

Rapid beating of upper heart chambers is a symptom in which the upper part (atria) of a person's heart is beating faster than normal. Sometimes the rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem).


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What is fluid in the heart chambers?

What is fluid in the heart chambers?

Congestive heart fa: It seems like you have congestive heart failure. Cut down fluid intake and take a diuretics get an heart echocardiogram done to check ejection fraction and leaky valve. ...Read more

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Rapid Beating Of Upper Heart Chambers (Overview)

Rapid beating of upper heart chambers is a symptom in which the upper part (atria) of a person's heart is beating faster than normal. Sometimes the rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem).


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My boyfriend has to have shock treatment for his heart. How safe is this procedure? They want to make his upper heart in sync with the lower.

My boyfriend has to have shock treatment for his heart. How safe is this procedure? They want to make his upper heart in sync with the lower.

Pretty safe: Pretty safe and usually well-indicated, meaning the benefits largely outweigh the risks. Patients usually get sedation so they are not too uncomfortable while their heart gets shocked. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of surgery fixes two holes in the wall separating the upper two chambers of the heart?

What type of surgery fixes two holes in the wall separating the upper two chambers of the heart?

ASD: You are describing Atrial Septal Deffect. Depending on size and location as well as volume of shunting blood and pressure in the pulmonary circulation, it may require: Nothing or a device placed in the heart from the vein of the legs or full blown cardiac surgery. All procedures are of relative small risk in an otherwise healthy patient ...Read more

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Female, 52, w/pvc's Had a stress echo done yesterday and found an aneurysm between the upper chambers of the heart, no hole. Reason for concern?

Female, 52, w/pvc's   Had a stress echo done yesterday and found an aneurysm between the upper chambers of the heart, no hole.  Reason for concern?

Some, yes.: An atrial septal aneurism is a bulging and weakening of the muscular wall between the right & left atria. Few patients have complications. Rarely, blood clots can form around the aneurism and very rarely rupture can occur. The risk of complications is reduced by judicious use of blood thinners, control of rhythm abnormalities and blood pressure, and maintaining a heart healthy diet & life style. ...Read more

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What is fluid in the heart chambers?

Congestive heart fa: It seems like you have congestive heart failure. Cut down fluid intake and take a diuretics get an heart echocardiogram done to check ejection fraction and leaky valve. ...Read more

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Why does the heart need so many chambers?

Why does the heart need so many chambers?

Design: The powers that be designed it that way. Some people don't have 4 chambers they only have 2 or 3 and the system doesn't work well that way. ...Read more

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Fluid in th heart chambers?

Fluid in th heart chambers?

Congestive heart fai: It seems like you have a case of congestive heart failure cut down fluid intake and take diuretics like furosemide. ...Read more