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Dr. Warren Foster
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Tachyarrhythmia (Overview)

Tachyarrhythmia is a condition where the heart beats faster than is normal, and rhythm pattern is abnormal.


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What are the symptoms of tachyarrhythmia?

What are the symptoms of tachyarrhythmia?

Symptoms: Many feel a rapid heart beat that are usually sudden in onset. It may lead to lightheadedness, coming close to passing out or passing out (fainting or syncope), shortness of breath, and fatigue.Many feel a fullness in the chest or throat. Some compain of "butterflies in chest". Can come from the upper (atrial) or lower (ventricular) chambers. Diagnosed with a monitor that is worn. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
64 doctors shared insights

Tachyarrhythmia (Overview)

Tachyarrhythmia is a condition where the heart beats faster than is normal, and rhythm pattern is abnormal.


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What are the tests for tachyarrhythmia?

What are the tests for tachyarrhythmia?

It Varies: Some recording of the heart rhythm needs to be made. This can be via 12-lead ekg, 24-hr holter monitor, or 30-day loop monitor. Sometimes it is picked up by telemetry when in the hospital. Other tests (echo, stress) may be needed depending on what tachycardia is found. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tachyarrhythmia?

What is the treatment for tachyarrhythmia?

Depends: There are many types of tachyarrthmias. Treatment depends on the type , atrial or ventricular, and the cause. Some are associated with heart disease and others are not. Medical therapy is often the treatment of choice. Others are responsive to ablation or treatment of the underlying cause. Difficult to cover in a few sentences. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tachyarrhythmia?

Symptoms: Many feel a rapid heart beat that are usually sudden in onset. It may lead to lightheadedness, coming close to passing out or passing out (fainting or syncope), shortness of breath, and fatigue.Many feel a fullness in the chest or throat. Some compain of "butterflies in chest". Can come from the upper (atrial) or lower (ventricular) chambers. Diagnosed with a monitor that is worn. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tachyarrhythmia?

It Varies: Some recording of the heart rhythm needs to be made. This can be via 12-lead ekg, 24-hr holter monitor, or 30-day loop monitor. Sometimes it is picked up by telemetry when in the hospital. Other tests (echo, stress) may be needed depending on what tachycardia is found. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tachyarrhythmia?

Depends: There are many types of tachyarrthmias. Treatment depends on the type , atrial or ventricular, and the cause. Some are associated with heart disease and others are not. Medical therapy is often the treatment of choice. Others are responsive to ablation or treatment of the underlying cause. Difficult to cover in a few sentences. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tachycardia & tachyarrhythmia?

What are the differences between tachycardia & tachyarrhythmia?

Regular vs Abnormal: Both mean rapid heart rate but tachycardia usually refers to the normal rhythm just beating faster than normal (sinus tachycardia). Tachyarrhythmia usually refers to an abnormal and fast heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). ...Read more

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What difference between tachycardia & tachyarrhythmia?

What difference between tachycardia & tachyarrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Tachycardia is a general term applied to any fast heart rate including tachyarrhythmias. A tachyarrhythmia specifically implies a form of arrhythmia which causes a fast heart rate, not all arrhythmias cause a fast heart rate. Tachycardia is defined as a heart rate more than 100, normal heart rhythm is frequently more than 100 in exercise, excitement, fevers, etc. None of these are arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What's sinus tachyarrhythmia and its treatment?

Sinus tachycardia : Accelerated hr. Treatment depends on underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is sinus tachyarrhythmia what's its treatment?

Supernormal rhythm: Sinus tachyarrhymia is a faster than normal rate with normal rhythm through the normal conduction pathways, meaning that there is no abnormal electrical conduction abnormality.The treatment is to treat the underlying cause. Frequent causes include fever, sepsis, respiratory difficulties from COPD or pulmonary embolism, sepsis, pain, psychological stress, acute heart failure, or myocardial ischemia. ...Read more