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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Torsades De Pointes

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What doctors can diagnose torsades de pointes?

What doctors can diagnose torsades de pointes?

Torsade de pointes: Any doctor trained to read ecgs should be able to diagnose torsade de pointes. Cardiologists are the specialty to which torsade de pointes patients usually are referred. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 52. I also take Zoloft (sertraline). Sertraline and bradycardia can both induce Long QT and torsades de pointes. How can I mitigate my risk?

My heart rate is 52.  I also take Zoloft (sertraline). Sertraline and bradycardia can both induce Long QT and torsades de pointes. How can I mitigate my risk?

Not taking it.: The newer antidepressants I do not feel put you at higher risk as the older tricyclic antidepressants. However, if you've noticed a change in your heart rhythm since on the Zola, the only way to mitigate this is to not take it and switch to something different ...Read more

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What is torsade de points describe what you feel? I'm terrified of how mirtazapine is making me feel.

What is torsade de points describe what you feel? I'm terrified of how mirtazapine is making me feel.

Speak to your doctor: All medication can cause side effects. Though most are annoying rather than dangerous, if medication is causing you to feel ill please contact your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) at 25mg per day cause prolonged qt causing torsade de points?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) at 25mg per day cause prolonged qt causing torsade de points?

Torsade: If you have long qt to start the chances are increased. If you start with normal qt, then with qt monitoring you can see what is happening as up titration of the dose progresses. If its getting long with increasing dose we stop increases maybe stop the drug. ...Read more

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How long after taking a drug that prolongs QT interval would something like torsades de point happen? Would I know after weeks of taking a drug?

How long after taking a drug that prolongs QT interval would something like torsades de point happen? Would I know after weeks of taking a drug?

Well: This serious potentially fatal arrhythmia can occur after the first dose of medication or taking a high dose or after weeks or months on it it can be unpredictable. Check with your cardiologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Why is magnesium preferred for torsades?

Why is magnesium preferred for torsades?

Torsade de pointes: I want you to read about EAD (early after depolarization) which is the mechanism of torsades due to R on T phenomenon. Magnesium is the drug of choice for suppressing EADs and terminating the torsades. Magnesium achieves this by decreasing the influx of calcium, thus lowering the amplitude of EADs. Mg is used for treatment in hemodynamically stable sustained torsades. ...Read more

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Had a tilt table test and had SVT, later had Torsades? What is Torsades, is it serious? What do these findings suggest?

Had a tilt table test and had SVT, later had Torsades? What is Torsades, is it serious? What do these findings suggest?

Torsades: Yes torsades is very, very serious. If indeed you have episodes of this you should be talking with an electrophysiologist, like, yesterday. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like de Quervain's tenosynovitis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like de Quervain's tenosynovitis go away quickly?

With surgery, very : Quickly. With avoidance of inciting activity and splinting and anti inflammmatiries ice pretty quickly but may come back quickly.Common in women w young baby. ...Read more

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