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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: The only arrhythmia that I am confident about is atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib can also be seen in left atrial enlargement (LAE), & can lead to strokes or embolic complications if left untreated. That being said, not all people with RAE develop Afib, and the rate of conversion may increase as u get older. TTYD / Cardiologist about Holter monitors & other means of diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on verapimil for heart arrythmias. I understand I shouldn't eat grapefruit. Are there any other foods that are problematic with this medication?
Grapefruit interacti: The other interactions with verapamil among commonly consumed items are with alcohol (you will get higher alcohol levels in your blood) and with calcium (verapamil is a calcium channel blocker, thus extra calcium will tend to reduce its effectiveness). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On metoprolol tartrate (25mg) but my anxiety/panic still causes arrythmias at times. Is this dangerous?
Arrythmias: Hi Jackie709 Probably not Jackie as these are usually of a supraventricular tachycardia TYPE, (palpitations) or benign atrial ectopics,(PACs) or PAT, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, but I cannot be sure unless I can see an ECG taken while you are having an attack. Could you upload one for me to comment on.thanks ...Read more
Loc, bleeding&collapsing lungs, blood in kidneys, arrythmia, was on a vent, BP sky rocketed, back on vent.Is this SVT or goodpasture?13yrsold.Thoughts?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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