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Doctor insights on: Supraventricular Arrythmia

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What is the difference between ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmia?

What is the difference between ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmia?

Bottom and top: Ventricle is the bottom part of the heart, or the main pumping chamber. Rhythms that start here are not normal, and in some situations can be fatal. Rhythms that originate anywhere else are called supraventricular. While less associated with sudden death, are still not good when sustained. ...Read more

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What are arrythmia symptoms?

Irregularity: One feels a "flip-flop" or pounding or irregularity in the chest. Often, the feeling is brief or just momentary if it goes on continuously for many minutes, one may feel light-headed and become breathless with less than usual activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrythmia ?

Palpitations: Most people describe a "flutter", "skip", "thud" or feeling like they need to cough with an odd sensation in their chest. An on-going arrhythmia, can cause breathlessness with exertion and fatigue. A very rapid or very slow heart beat can cause faintness. ...Read more

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Cure for arrythmia ?

Cure for arrythmia
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Abnormal heart beat: Your heart is essentially an electrical pump. The rhythm is determined by the electrical impulse that travels thru it and is called the rhythm. This is demonstrated on an ECG. The normal heart rate is between 60-100 per minute but can change depending on the circumstance. There are "cures" which include physical actions, medications, and surgery but really depend on the cause and actual rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a sinus arrythmia?

What is the meaning of a sinus arrythmia?

Normal variation: The "sinus arrhythmia" is the normal variation in heart rate that occurs from the heart's normal pacemaker (the sino-atrial node or pacemaker). For example, the heart rate speeds up and slows down as you take a deep breath in and then breathe out. In healthy hearts, there is a slight random variation in the heart rate from beat to beat (the period of each beat will vary around the average value). ...Read more

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Can all arrythmias occur during stress tests?

Arrhythmias: Arrhythmias can happen at any time. Arrhythmias associated with exercise can be precipitated by stress testing and so can aid in the diagnosis and therapy of those specific arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What are details on supraventricular tachicardia?

Some: Atrail arrythmias are called supraventriucular in contrast to ventricular arrythmais. ...Read more

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What will happen to a 8yr old if he has irregular arrythmia?

What will happen to a 8yr old if he has irregular arrythmia?

Heart skipping: Most 8Y.O. Children have healthy hearts. Skipping of the heart if recent could be something important and if for a long time probably not. Thyroid problems, valve problems of heart or a recent viral illness could be causes. But if he appears well and runs about with no problems then he is probably fine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of the arrythmia. Any ideas what is causing that?

Irregular heart beat: Most common cause is low potassium in healthy individual. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more