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With and icd and ablation with no success v-tach. Do people still work or is it a death warrant. Please don't sugar coat this please be honest?

With and icd and ablation with no success v-tach. Do people still work or is it a death warrant. Please don't sugar coat this please be honest?

Too Complicated: Your question demands individualized answers and isn't terribly well formed. If you mean that a VT ablation was unsuccessful, that's not great but not necessarily fatal either. For patients with prior vt, there's about a 2%/yr chance they need the device, taking all comers. If you're having very frequent vt, get ahold of me and i'll name some places you can go for another attempt w/ top people. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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5 beats of v-tach recorded on Holter. Should I worry?

5 beats of v-tach recorded on Holter. Should I worry?

Yes vtach : yes . first thing why you are on a telemetry. most important thing is to rule out hyprttrophic cardiomyopathy. in not do you have any structural abnormality. last thing is to check for eletrolyte abnormalities especially magnesium ...Read more

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How are v-tach and v-fib different?

How are v-tach and v-fib  different?

VT, VF: V-tach is a regular rapid ventricular rhythm which usually has a pulse associated with it. V-fib is an irregular rapid ventricular rhythm which doesn't have a pulse associated with it. ...Read more

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Can v tach be benign in normal, healthy hearts?

VT: It can be but it may need to be treated depending on duration, rate, frequency, presence of associated symptoms, ...Etc. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the difference between vf (v-fib) and vt (v-tach) ?

VT vs VF: VT: an organized rhythm arising in the ventricle. VF: a disorganized rhythm with no effective pumping. Depending on various factors, VT may be tolerated for long periods. In some cases, VT is not tolerated or degenerates into VF. VF results in death in a few minutes. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and I'm only 20. I also have had episodes of V Tach. Could there be a link between these two?

I have psoriasis and I'm only 20. I also have had episodes of V Tach. Could there be a link between these two?

I do not know of a: significant association between psoriasis and ventricular tachycardia. Are you certain you were told it is ventricular tachycardia and not supra ventricular tachycardia? Sometimes there is a concern with some of the medications given for psoriasis and provocation of arrhythmias but in the absence of something like long QT syndrome this should not be an issue for you. ...Read more

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My dr said I have v-tach, but not the dangerous kind, i only have a spell once in a blue moon, how can it not be danergous ?

Maybe RV v-tach: Without knowing which tests were done and assuming all the appropriate tests done and your rhythm strips were reviewed by an eps dr , rt vent outflow tract VT for the most part is a low risk rythm and can be treated medically. Ablation can also be used for symptomatic pts. ...Read more

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Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Can albuterol inhaler cause v tach?

Possbly: All brnchodilators can potentially cause tachycardia 7 insusceptible persons under certain moments a malignant arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Does a patient in v-tach, v-fib have a pulse?

Vtach/Vfib...: A person in ventricular tachycardia may have a pulse (or might not!) whereas a person in ventricular fibrillation never has a pulse. A monitor is needed to identify the heart rhythmn. ...Read more

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How common is cardiac tamponnade during EP study on left ventricular for v-tach??

How common is cardiac tamponnade during EP study on left ventricular for v-tach??

The risks are very: low in experienced hands. Published studies would suggest that perforation is less than 0.2% (1 in 500). This is a treatable complication and unlikely to contribute to any long term issues or mortality. This risk is considerably lower than a risk from recurrent VT. ...Read more

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I have a-fib, v-tach, and angina why would tikosyn (dofetilide) be prefrable to flecanide?

I have a-fib, v-tach, and angina why would tikosyn (dofetilide) be prefrable to flecanide?

Depends on the prob: Treatment of heart rhythm problems can be very complicated. Flecainide is contraindicated in patients with hx of heart attack (increased mortality) and chronic atrial fibrillation (excessive rhythm problems). ...Read more

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Can you get a person out of v-fib or v-tach using bare hands?

No: V-tach may very well revert to a healthier rhythm by itself, v-fib less likely. There's no "magic touch". I hope i haven't misunderstood your question; thanks for asking. ...Read more

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I don't feel anxious but my resting heart rate is at about 116 and that's concerning me dearly. Is v-tach a cause?

I don't feel anxious but my resting heart rate is at about 116 and that's concerning me dearly. Is v-tach a cause?

116 is not V-tach: But its still way to fast for a healthy person. See your local doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between v-fib or v-tach and asystole or pea with no electrical equipment? Basically, shockable vs nonshockable.

See ACLS: Number one you will not shock on your own unless you are trained. But basics wise, all of the above in all likelihood the person has a sudden death, and has no pulse or BP obtainable except may be early and slower v-tach. Again qualified personnels are the ones who would administer shocks. If someone needs a defib, an implantable one should have been placed. ...Read more

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Ive been suffering with PVC's etc on and of for a few years. However I have a structurally normal heart, which is good, can I still go into V-TACH?

Ive been suffering with PVC's
 etc on and of for a few years. However I have a structurally normal heart, which is good, can I still go into V-TACH?

Possible but unlikel: It is very unlikely for someone with a structurally normal heart to have VT. Anything is possible, so if you have spells of rapid heart beat and feel like you could pass out, you should have further testing. But in general, it's not something that is considered to be a risk. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Yauch
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Ventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Abnormal fast rhythm from the large chambers of the heart which can be ...Read more