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Treatments For Idioventricular Rhythm
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Idioventricular_rhythm
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
Idioventricular: That rhythm is usually associated with significant cardiac or metabolic abnormality. ...Read more
Our 22 yr old son has idioventricular rhythm cardiologist after testing tell us all is ok no worries. Not 100% sure on this what can the future hold?
Usually OK: Idioventricular rhythm is one that originates from the lower chamber of the heart rather than the upper chamber. It typically occurs at a rate that is near or slightly faster than the normal heart rate. It does not usually evolve into a more serious rhythm. ...Read more
I normally get idioventricular tachycardia during rest. How is this normally treated? Trying to keep it from getting worse.
Hard to answer: There are hundreds if not thousands of abnormal heart rhythms. Rapid heart types are usually called tachycardias and slow heart types are called bradycardias. There is a lot of variability in between. Your pcp is a great place to start and depending on what they say, may refer you to a cardiologist or other heart specialist. ...Read more
Some, plus drugs: Depending on the cause & severity of the arrhythmia, relaxation techniques (medication, yoga, tai-chi) may be useful. Some anti-anxiety medications can be helpful as well. Beta-blockers are often used. Serious anti-arrhythmic agents are available, but some rhythm problems, especially in younger patients, may be amenable to electrophysiologic rx, like ablation, rather than lifelong drug therapy. ...Read more
Too broad: Too broad of question. Please let us know what type of arrhythmia and the treatment recommended and perhaps we can answer you better. ...Read more
Does an implanted loop monitor send irregular heart rhythms to a monitor who would notify me if further treatment was needed?
Loop: The implanted recorder does what you ask. ...Read more
My gma was diagnosed with a-fib today. If she converts back to normal heart rhythm with treatment, how likely is it that the a-fib will come back?
My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?
A Fib Rx: The only one who can answer if this Rx is "good" for your father is his local team who knows him best. There are just too many issues related to his problem that we do not know. So go talk to them with him. ...Read more
After 16 w of HCV treatment, stopped due to huge constant pain in heart. I had EKG and it showed normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct age undetermined.?
Work up: I am assuming you were treated with PEG INF and ribavarin combo. At age 26 having a septal infacrt is very rare. Suspect the EKG needs to be repeated and if shows the same changes then seeing a heart doc would be an option. Heart disease in your age and gender is almost unheard of. Best of luck. ...Read more
Male 22 laid in bed heart rate 49, sinus rhythem. No symptoms. Average fitness. Any need for treatment? Also has postural orthostatic tachycardia synd
None.: There is nothing abnormal about a resting heart rate of 49/minute when one is lying supine. One with your history should exercise regularly, keep yourself well hydrated and treat only symptoms which might be related to your "pots". ...Read more
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Best wishes in this regard. ...Read more
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Please elaborate: Please give us more information. We are unable to see any past questions about your condition. Without some information about your specific problem we are unable to give you reliable, correct information. ...Read more
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best care may consider all tools. ...Read more
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