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I take atenolol 25mg twice a day for my arrhythmia (tachycardia). Will I have to take it my whole life ?
?cause: Unless you know the cause of your arrhythmia(such as excess caffeine, overactive thyroid, etc.)and the cause was corrected, you are subjected to the possibilities of sudden appearances of the arrhythmia and accordingly you would want to stay on preventative medication indefinitely. Your cardiologist is best qualified to answer your question, however. ...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
In 1985 i had class IV hemorrhaging and went into shock. In 2009 i was diagnosed with tachycardia, cardiomyopathy & arrhythmia. Are the two related?
I have dizziness, tachycardia and arrhythmias associated with anxiety of my body. My conscious mind is perfectly calm though. What to do? What take?
I would start with: Evaluation by your primary care provider to rule out underlying medical conditions. Once med issues are ruled out or addressed-talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How dangerous is it to travel with heart disease? I have tachycardia and arrhythmias but have not yet seen cardiologist.
Without knowing the: actual nature and diagnosis of your heart disease, tachycardia and arrhythmias it is impossible to advise whether traveling is safe or not. Odds are it will be OK but there are doctors around the world and usually on plains, boats and trains so you'll be able to get help no matter where or when if needed. ...Read more
Holter showed pacs, sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia. Cardiologist says other than the tachy otherwise normal. Sinus arrhythmia/pacs are normal?
Yes: Especially in young patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have sinus tachycardia/pvcs/sinus arrhythmia/palpitations. 23 years old. Normal ecg/echo/blood tests. What are my chances for cardiac arrest?
Understand the terms: At 25, possibility of cardiac arrest is remote even with family history. SINUS TACHYCARDIA is a rapid, otherwise normal beat. SINUS ARRYTHMIA refers to the normal variation in pulse rate with the breathing cycle seen in young athletes. PVCs are extra beats generated in lower chamber for many reasons, rarely serious. PALPITATIONs are literally the awareness of your heartbeat caused by any of these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brady/tachy: There is a common syndrome called brady/tachy syndrome also called sick sinus syndrome which has both tachy and bradycardia as parts of the problem. ...Read more
What is the risk of a dangerous arrhythmia when postural othostatic tachycardia syndrome is acting up? Pulse jumped 50 BPM w standing. Anxious inchest
Should be low: Generally, the rapid heart rate triggered in pots should be a sinus tachycardia--i.e., a normal rhythm but an inappropriately rapid rate. Sinus tachycardia may be unpleasant, but generally shouldn't be dangerous in the absence of other underlying disease (like severe coronary artery disease for instance). ...Read more
Patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a "beta-blocker". Should I be?
Arrhythmia: Individuals with rhythm disturbances that are fast, tachyarrhythmias, are sometimes given beta blockers as a first agent. These are blood pressure meds that act by lowering the heart rate and can prevent some arrthymias. These are used if someone has symptoms from the arrhythmia and overall are safe and well tolerated meds. ...Read more
Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart ...Read more
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
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