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Spikes On Eeg
Hubby fell after headspin.bp 150/100. ecg echo normal.mri of brain done normal one arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe and eeg normal.3rd day bp 133/91?
In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?
Always but....: Part of your problem may be from over-stimulation from the beta agonist (brochodilator) use , plus possibly oxygen lack and adverse effects from large dose of steroid given. But any arrhythmia especially ventricular tachycarida is of concern and you need a cardiologic evaluation after your asthma gets under control. ...Read more
My QT/QTc interval on EKG was 400/461 (borderline norm.). Spent night in hospital on continuous h. monitor on which QTc was between 460 and 560. Why?
Simple question but: answer as complicated as heart is & heart under split second control from brain/mind 24/7. Study both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiKgDOXlPfk and Google: "causes of long QT syndrome", for an introduction to the issues, potential complications & promoted treatments. ...Read more
After 2 times of seizure my child EEG report is "slower than normal.Focal spikes (lt partial)are seen.Generalized slow & sharp waves.What does it mean?
5-yr-old had one-sided night seizure while asleep w/vomiting. Cat, mri, clear, brain EEG inconclusive. Bp constantly around 165/120 otherwise healthy?
Depends on type: There are more than one reason for seizures to preferentially occur upon awakening (or going to sleep) such as jme (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) and tonic seizures. If it is jme then Depakote is the drug of choice. For tonic-clonic seizures Lamictal is also used. Have a talk with your neurologist about your seizure type so you will be better suited to answer that question in full. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eeg showed spikes and slowing. Also migraines & sudden onset adult bed wetting. No diagnosis but prescribed lamictal. Do you think my doc suspects epilepsy?
SOME ADVICE: Agree with advice of talking directly to your doctor and asking pointed questions. The eeg findings might be consistent with brain irritability, and you could conceivably having nocturnal seizures causing bladder problems. Ask your doctor whether neurological consultation could clarify issues, and in meantime, take your Lamictal and see how this affects the bedwetting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am I on Keppra (levetiracetam) without clinical proof that I need it after 1 seizure? Tests only show non specific white matter spots (MRI) and XLS spikes on VEEG
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4yr girl brn at 27wks. Cp, epilepsy, shunted etc. Having seizue like episodes but extended EEG (week long) shows nothing during the events. Ideas?
Holter: Not a commonly used term in our electrophysiology terminology ...Read more
Holter showed HR was constantly around 100, and recorded # and duration of tachy beats. Yet cardiologist overall comment was no sustained arrhythmia.
Ask same doctor: You should ask the same doctor to interpret your results and his recommendations so that you can understand. Your physician has all of your data and should willingly share this information with you. If not, then gather your information and seek a second opinion. In the meantime, avoid caffeine, smoking and any medications that might cause your heart to beat faster. Try to avoid stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My heart structurally fine on echo, MRA, ECG, MRI, holter monitors. Is it unlikely my frequent PVCs will turn into Ventricular tachycardia/death?
Unlikely: With a normal heart based on all the studies you have had, PVCs are usually benign and not like to precipitate ventricular tachycardia. The caveat is that you are on diltiazem as well as amitriptyline both of which can affect the heart rhythm. Thus you should continue to have your EKG monitor. All the best to you! ...Read more
First seisure at 56'. Very high blood pressure on 4meds. Slow brain waves. Dr said no brain tumor?
Will a TSH level of1.26 T4 .8 and T3 (liothyronine) of 2.4 cause heart papls and blood pressure spikes on levo.25?
Why does running increase my seizure activity? Right frontal lobe tumor debulked in 2007, on seizure meds. Neurologist suggested stop running.
Smartband recorded high heartrate @ sleep. Atleast 150+ lasting 40 minutes. seizure disorder or HEART? Upon wake-up felt like seizure.
Fast heart rate: is not usually a sign of seizure, and it can happen all on its own. There's no reason a fast heart rate it should have awakened you unless there was pain. You probably had an episode of tachycardia. If it was a seizure, you might have found that the bed was wet, or some damage to your tongue or teeth. If concerned, though, see a doctor to evaluate you for seizures in the wake of TBI. ...Read more