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Symptoms Of Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia
Atrial tachycardia is a symptom in which a person's heart rate is faster than normal for his age or for the activity he is doing, and the electrical impulse for his heartbeats starts in the upper part of the heart (the atria). An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) ...Read more
Neither: Neither is worse, both require treatment when they cause symptoms. Read more
If u have ectopic atrial tachycardia, does the ectopic signal cause the ventricles to beat too? And what's the difference with reentry tachycardia?
EAT: Atrial tachycardia, regardless of mechanism, conducts to the ventricles. The main issue with any form of atrial tachycardia is that the rapid ventricular rate can result in annoying symptoms and, if fast and persistent, can eventually weaken the heart. The difference between EAT and reentry is one of mechanism. (ie how the electrical impulse is conducted). Incessant EAT requires treatment. Read more
My ectopic atrial tachycardia first showed when becoming really stressed. How is this related? Do I have dysautonomia?
Have ectopic atrial tachycardia. Is it someting u are born with or can it develope over time? If the latter what can cause it? Came after extreme stress
Happens: If it is truly ectopic atrial tachycardia as opposed to reentry tachycardia, it IS something that just happens over time and is usually due to extreme stress and/or cardiac stimulants such as nicotine/caffeine/asthma meds/amphetamines. A betablocker often will help. Reentry tachy requires that you're born with the predisposition, & can be treated with meds or ablation. Read more
Can ectopic atrial tachycardia develope into other arhytmias? If so how? Where can I read more detailed information about the heart and EAT?
?: I know we've spoken before: I still question your DX of EAT. Here's a reference: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/898784-overview. The rhythm doesn't generally degenerate into any more serious rhythm disturbance but does require treatment if persistent. Have you had an electrophysiologic consultation? Read more
Is reentry tachycardia and avrt the same thing? Had something the doc thought was ectopic atrial tachycardia and now I am afraid of sudden death
Same thing: AVRT is a form of reentry. (the "R" in AVRT stands for "Reentry"). Read more
My ectopic atrial tachycardia first showed when becoming really stressed. How is this related? Do I have to take beta blockers even if not stressed?
Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium supplements. Ultra low dose beta blockers can be initiated and then up-titrated to control symptoms Read more
If it is a small mitral valve insufficiens but with ectopic atrial tachycardia doesn't it need to be evaluated with echo stresstest or somethin else?
Can anyone tell me something about ectopic atrial tachycardia? I had an ablation for avnrt, but still have breakthrough episodes and doc says this.
The doctor said that they "think" I have ectopic atrial tachycardia. Can it actually have been interpretated wrong on the ECG or should I trust them?
ECG=not best: The ECG only provides clues to the mechanism of an atrial tachycardia. The exact mechanism can only be determined with intra-cardiac electrodes. Nonetheless, I would stick with your doctors - there are many treatment options, but they the must be tried empirically. If the problem is refractory, an electrophysiologic study can always be done down the road. Read more
Have done echo heart, ecg, stresstest, chest xray, doc found ectopic atrial tachycardia. It doesn't xplain my pain and high pulse when eat not present?
??: If you get pain during tachycardia then treatment is to prevent that tachycardia. I will advise you to see an electrophysiologist. Read more
Sinoatrial node.: The normal heart rate "pacemaker" center is in the sinoatrial node, a part of the right atrium. Ectopic atrial tachycardia means that the pacemaker region (the part that is setting the heart rate) is in another location, & is acting erratically. Atrial tachycardia implies that it is the sinoatrial node that is acting erratically. They are similar, but the heartbeat starts at different points. Read more
What are symptoms associated with exercise induced atrial ectopic tachycardia? Online info says that it is a gradual decrease, not sudden when ending
Sx of atrial tacky: What are symptoms associated with exercise induced atrial ectopic tachycardia? Online info says that it is a gradual decrease, not sudden when ending. ANS: Depends on individual and exercise level. May be no symptoms mostly. The best online source is UpToDate. Com. I recommend only this online medical reference. Will save you time, money, worry and perhaps even your life. Not bad 4 <1$/d Read more
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