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Can sinus tachy start on its own and last for several hours?

Can sinus tachy start on its own and last for several hours?

Yes it can: Sinus tachycardia can be physiological and can start and last for several hours, but there usually is a trigger like anxiety, panick, caffeine, prescription and over the counter meds and hyperactive thyroid and anemia as well
if it is recurrent and/or persistant than you need to have blood test and ekg etc to find the cause and treat. ...Read more

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Is Tachy Brady Syndrome found in young children? If so? How it is Dx'd & treated?

Is Tachy Brady Syndrome found in young children? If so? How it is Dx'd & treated?

Tachybrady syndrome: TachyBrady Syndrome can occur in young children albeit rare. Infants may present with poor feeding or easy fatigability, which may also be evident in toddlers and older children. Laboratory studies include electrolytes, thyroid studies, echocardiogram, holter monitoring in older children, EP studies. Patients with symptoms require pacemakers and avoidance of medications that can exacerbate the prob. ...Read more

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Episodes of tachy and pvcs every other day, what causes that?

Episodes of tachy and pvcs every other day, what causes that?

Benign or dangerous: Some forms of tachycardia (fast heart beat) are life-threatening, others are not - though they can be quite annoying. If you have heart disease the odds are somewhat higher that it's a dangerous cause, but either way you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

Fluid? Training?: The right answer depends on what you are already doing. Make sure you drink enough tonight and tomorrow. Look up "orthostatic training exercises" on the internet. These things don't work for everyone but may help. ...Read more

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I go from tachy (up to 185 bpm) to bradycardia as low as 36bpm. Whatcan cause thesefuctuatios? Havebeen working out. Thnk you for your time :)

I go from tachy (up to 185 bpm) to bradycardia as low as 36bpm. Whatcan cause thesefuctuatios? Havebeen working out. Thnk you for your time :)

See doctor: This is not normal. See a doctor as soon as possible. I would avoid working out until you get this condition evaluated and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is this an accurate description of NonSustained Ventricular Tachy an extremely fast flurry beats lasting <3-10secs without symptoms few times a year?

Is this an accurate description of NonSustained Ventricular Tachy an extremely fast flurry beats lasting <3-10secs without symptoms few times a year?

Sorry No.: The definition is three or more ventricular beats faster than 120 BPM. Unfortunately what you describe could be atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter or any of a number of other arrhythmias. Nonsustained=not lasting, Ventricular=coming from the ventricle, Tachycardia=fast heart beat. ...Read more

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I take 10 mg/dayof propranalol for tachy. On the days I'm late to take it I get really short ofbreath and my heartpounds. Could the meds be doing harm?

I take 10 mg/dayof propranalol for tachy. On the days I'm late to take it I get really short ofbreath and my heartpounds. Could the meds be doing harm?

Medication harmful?: It would appear that taking your medication on time would help to avoid your symptoms. You were given this medication for a good reason (tachycardia). The medication has not caused this condition, not taking it is the reason for the symptoms. Perhaps, a more long-acting beta-blocker would be indicated (one or two times daily). Has your thyroid function been evaluated? You should see pcp. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of Tachy-Brady Syndrome in someone with a healthy sinus node?

What could be the cause of Tachy-Brady Syndrome in someone with a healthy sinus node?

Mmm: To have tachy-Brady syndrome you need to have a sick sinus node so. I don't think what you're saying makes much sense. If you have some ectopic tachycardia of some sort then you likely have a run of the mill SVT. Not tachy Brady. ...Read more

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Having an ans dysf, I often get asked why my docs don't call it pots - I don't have the tachy aspect. But y are others with my symptoms are called pots?

Having an ans dysf, I often get asked why my docs don't call it pots - I don't have the tachy aspect. But y are others with my symptoms are called pots?

No tachycardia POTS: Pots stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is characterized by a significant increase in heart rate when you go from laying down to standing associated with other symptoms like lightheadedness. The presence of tachycardia (rapid heart rate) is what defines pots. So if there's no tachycardia you can't diagnose pots. ...Read more

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On Levitra (vardenafil) for ED. Want to switch to Cialis but cardio may be putting me on a? Blocker for tachy. Epocrates says Lev is OK but Cialis isnt. What's OK?

On Levitra (vardenafil) for ED. Want to switch to Cialis but cardio may be putting me on a? Blocker for tachy. Epocrates says Lev is OK but Cialis isnt. What's OK?

Epocrates doesn't...: ...specifically say that Levitra (vardenafil) is OK but Cialis isn't. Levitra (vardenafil) has a short half life & Cialis a long half life. They're otherwise, for all intents & purposes, the same drug. Personally I would want my partner to deal with his heart condition first & his sex life second. Professionally I would want, you and your doctor to make the decision together. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both inappropriate sinus tachy and paroxysmal atrial tachy?

Is it possible to have both inappropriate sinus tachy and paroxysmal atrial tachy?

Probably yes: I'm not sure what you mean by "inappropriate" sinus tachycardia, since there's usually some underlying reason (like fever, anxiety, anemia, overactive thyroid, poor heart function, etc), but sinus tachycardia is different from and can happen at different times to the same patient with paroxysmal atrial tachy (where the heartbeat is suddenly generated by an abnormal area of the atrium). ...Read more

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Having dentistry work done. He said I will only need shots for numbing. I have pvcs and tachy. Should I b worried?

Having dentistry work done. He said I will only need shots for numbing. I have pvcs and tachy. Should I b worried?

Consultation: With most individuals who have heart concerns, especially at your relatively young age, your dentist may want to consult with your cardiologist to discuss your status and perhaps make recommendations with regards to whether a vasoconstrictor should be avoided. It appears that you are being medically managed via medication and tests which is good to consider when electing treatment. ...Read more

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Echo in nov 2010 was 65% new one 55%.I have pvcs and sinus tachy. What would cause the drop in ef? Should I be worried?

Echo in nov 2010 was 65% new one 55%.I have pvcs and sinus tachy. What would cause the drop in ef? Should I be worried?

Just be sure....: Although ef of 55% is fine we want to make sure that it is not trending down. If you have numerous pvcs such as more than 25000 a day or continued uncommonly high heart rates, it can cause weakness of your heart muscle and may have to be addressed. Please discuss this issue with your doctor. If your pvcs are numerous, you may need a follow up echo in a year to see if ef is stable. ...Read more

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Belching constantly for the last two months. I have history of pvcs anf tachy. Can this be related? . Nothing helps the belching. What could it be?

Belching constantly for the last two months. I have history of pvcs anf tachy. Can this be related? . Nothing helps the belching. What could it be?

Need Holter test: You may have frequent pvc's and other
arrhythmias so often that your cardiac output is diminished enough to diminish the blood
flow to your digestive tract and disrupt your
digestion. Holter monitoring will enable your
clinician to determine if this is the problem. ...Read more

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Ecg says regular rhythm with P wave difficult to define. What does that mean. Had an Ecg dx me with supravent tachy too. Workup last year was good.

Ecg says regular rhythm with P wave difficult to define. What does that mean. Had an Ecg dx me with supravent tachy too. Workup last year was good.

ECG: That wording suggests that p waves were difficult to see on the tracing. It could mean they were there but could also mean maybe they weren't. They are there in normal sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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I have pvcs that get worse with my tachy. Drs have told me its only sinus tachy. Is it possible to have pvcs and sinus. Tach alot? Or second opinion?

I have pvcs that get worse with my tachy. Drs have told me its only sinus tachy. Is it possible to have pvcs and sinus. Tach alot? Or second opinion?

Yes.: One can have both sinus tachycardia and pvc's. What is important is to identify the underlying cause of both arrhythmias. Potential causes include hypertension, leaking valves, thyroid function abnormalities and others. ...Read more

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Bloated, increased frequency of loose bm's, &general feeling of sickness 3 days. Stressed due to school, maybe slight tachy, could be over thinking?

Bloated, increased frequency of loose bm's, &general feeling of sickness 3 days. Stressed due to school, maybe slight tachy, could be over thinking?

Probably: While these may be stress symptoms that will pass as you let go of worries, best to see your doctor for accurate diagnosis and medication that can help. ...Read more

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POTS&IST Verpamil180midodrine5mg head&chest presur. Bp still low evenw/laying. Hr45 laying, 90+stand, on120Verap-tachy breaksthru-what2do? I cant function

POTS&IST Verpamil180midodrine5mg head&chest presur. Bp still low evenw/laying. Hr45 laying, 90+stand, on120Verap-tachy breaksthru-what2do? I cant function

Erratic hypotension: You need to see a cardiologist to assess you for drug effects on your heart vs. Cardiac dysfunction. See your PCP for a cardiology referral. ...Read more

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I've had bradycardia often after being on only 5 mg Bystolic, (nebivolol) which I'm taking because I used to get bouts of tachy. Is this normal for only 5mg?

I've had bradycardia often after being on only 5 mg Bystolic, (nebivolol) which I'm taking because I used to get bouts of tachy. Is this normal for only 5mg?

Bystolic (nebivolol) 5mgs strong: Bystolic (nebivolol) a strong Beta-blocker. U need Cardiology make Diagn of UR fast rates. U may only need 2.5mgs or less, or diff med (eg, Metoprolol succinate 50mgs). Bystolic (nebivolol) 5 like Met Suc 150mgs. You should see Cardio to deter kind of Tachy U have. Cardiol think >50bpm at rest is fine. But U need Diagnosis. If it Sinus Tacky, then small Beta dose sufficient. If tachy something else you need spec med. ...Read more

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Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

No: Cardiac tumors are very rare. They can be benign or malignant. Most malignant tumors have actually travelled to the heart from another location. Primary cardiac malignant tumors are even more rare, and are certainly not caused by tachycardia or bradycardia. ...Read more

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Is is unusual for an otherwise healthy 25yo to have resting tachy if only known risk factor is lack of exercise?

Is is unusual for an otherwise healthy 25yo to have resting tachy if only known risk factor is lack of exercise?

I presume that you mean: Tachycardia, meaning a fast heart beat. You may be surprised to know that this is extremely common and is actually an effect of abnormal activity in the autonomic nervous system. By far and away the commonest cause of this is poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff ...Read more

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My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.

My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.

Possible hypopit: If these levels were done in the morning, they appear low. If you have a fairly large pituitary adenoma (over 1 cm), it is possible that it is affecting the ability of your pituitary to make acth and thereby cause adrenal insufficiency. This should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, by testing other aspects of your pituitary function. ...Read more

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Ecg says low qrs voltage and low qrs voltage in precordial leads? History of chest pain, pvs tachy. What is this caused from? Worried....

Ecg says low qrs voltage and low qrs voltage in precordial leads? History of chest pain, pvs tachy. What is this caused from? Worried....

ECG EKG: The electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is a very commonly done heart test. Electrodes on the chest, arms & legs show the electrical activity of the heart. Preliminary interpretation of the test may be done by the computer, then read by a cardiologist. EKGs have to be considered in context of the history & other findings. Low voltage may result from heart disease, lung disease, overweight, etc. ...Read more

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Holter. Graph shows HR >100 entire 4-5pm. But table for 4-5pm says time in tachycardia only 11min & only 1459 /6661 were tachy bts. Same prob 9-10pm.

Holter. Graph shows HR >100 entire 4-5pm. But table for 4-5pm says time in tachycardia only 11min & only 1459 /6661 were tachy bts. Same prob 9-10pm.

Check with cardiolog: The difference between the chart and the graph has no significance. You should let the ordering physician review the data to assist in your care. The type of tachycardia that is revealed is important as is the actual rate observed over 100. For instance a rate of 160 is more significant than 101 and atrial fibrillation more significant than sinus tachycardia. -see cardiologist ...Read more

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