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Doctor insights on: Vagus Nerve Heart Arrhythmia

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Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

No: MS does not affect the heart, but some MS drugs may cause cardiac conduction and rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is there any way to self-diagnose heart arrhythmia?

Is there any way to self-diagnose heart arrhythmia?

Check your pulse.: A heart arrhythmia is an irregular series of heart beats. It is not a fast or slow rate but an irregular rate. The most common arrhythmia is a premature atrial contraction (pac). A more serious arrhythmia is a premature ventricular contraction. If your pulse is irregular or your heart beats out of turn (suddenly and strongly) you are having an arrhythmia. Frequent arrythmias should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Yes: Both atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are associated with pooling or stasis of blood, loss of vigorous contraction, and possibly platelet activation all of which can cause blood clots. If the clot moves it can go to the brain and cause stroke. ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Possibly: Any part of the heart that becomes enlarged is prone to possible arrhythmia if enlarged enough. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Death is death: Both can occur together.
Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general.
Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a variety of items.
Ventricular tachycardia, and fibrillation are the common "arrest" rhythms along with asystole and heart block- bradycardia s. ...Read more

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Why can orogastric intubation cause heart arrhythmia? I'm a medical student and I can't find the answer Sorry if it's not the right place for asking

Why can orogastric intubation cause heart arrhythmia? I'm a medical student and I can't find the answer Sorry if it's not the right place for asking

Rarely happens: The answer that you are looking for is that the esophagus and the heart are both innervated by the vagus nerve, so intubating the esophagus can increase stimulation. The real life answer is that this is extremely rare. Having done thousands of upper endoscopies with heart monitoring, I have never seen it. Still must be cautious though. Good luck with school! ...Read more

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Could heart arrhythmia that shown by ECG be dangrous? What does it indicate??

There are many: Different arrhythmias that can be detected on EKG and monitoring. Many of them can be extremely dangerous and life threatening both directly and indirectly. Without knowing exactly what you mean I cannot advise as to whether or not it indicates danger for you or not. Ask your health care advisor to tell you what arrhythmia you have and discuss the results with you more fully. ...Read more

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Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

See below: Everyone has some arrhythmia. It's normal to have skipped or extra beats - more at some times that others. Some are felt, most are not. Caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep, stress, and many other things contribute. So, since everyone has some arrhythmia, I guess you'd say it's passed on to your child. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

Irregularity of hrat: Irregular heart beat is by definition
this could be physiological like sinus arrhythmia and abnormal with different types atrial and ventricular as well as whole array of variety
atrial fib. Flutter ventricular tachycardia vpc tio list a few. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have or what kind of heart arrhythmia I might have?

How can I tell if I have or what kind of heart arrhythmia I might have?

It must be recorded: Precise diagnosis of a suspected arrhythmia requires a recording at the time of symptoms. Sometimes the problem is frequent enough to be demonstrated on a routine electrocardiogram (ecg). More often the symptoms are intermittent. There are several types of monitors that patients may wear or carry with them to obtain this recording when they feel symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Not directly: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack which is usually manifest by a temporary neurologic impairment, such as loss of vision or weakness. An arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, can lead to clot formation. If a small clot dislodges, it can cause a TIA or a permanent injury known as a stroke. ...Read more

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My question was I am having sweats after snyope but did not have them beforehand. I have a heart arrhythmia also.?

My question was I am having sweats after snyope but did not have them beforehand. I have a heart arrhythmia also.?

Go to the ER: If you have a history of an abnormal heartbeat and are now having sweating and passing out spells, you need to be evaluated by a heart specialist immediately, preferably at the er. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

An alternative: Is to get a Cardiology referral for an event monitor or Holter monitor so the doctor can track an arrhythmia that occurs infrequently. A baseline EKG would be needed too. ...Read more

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I am having weird feelings after having two snyope. Get really weak and nervous. Also have heart arrhythmia. Should I be concerned? See nero on fri.

I am having weird feelings after having two snyope. Get really weak and nervous. Also have heart arrhythmia. Should I be concerned? See nero on fri.

See heart doc too: Since you mentioned having arrythmias which may have been the cause of your syncope, you should get this checked out.
After having passed out 2x and having heart arrythmias, I would feel worried too. It is a normal reaction.
Your neuro doc sure will want your heart checked out too.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problem?

How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problem?

2 questions: Long qt is due to an inherited genetic abnormality. In the general population, it is very rare, but in a general cardiology practice it is seen occasionally, and in an electrophysiology practice, it's common. Heart arrhythmias are everyday occurrences everywhere. Long qt is capable of producing life threatening rhythm disturbances. Passing out with long qt is an emergency. ...Read more

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How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problems in a young female?

Uncommon: Long qt syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 10, 000 people. It is more common in females, by an almost 2:1 ratio. ...Read more

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Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Risk of stroke: Sometimes it is hard to know what the cause of a stroke was. But a day long arrhythmmia, at least if it was atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, could be a cause of stroke. High cholesterol could increase the risk of stroke. Being overweight may affect the risk of stroke, at least indirectly. For people with elevated cholesterol, there may be atherosclerosis, this is a common cause of stroke ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause heart arrhythmia's? Think a few cups of coffee is safe? Even for people who have heart problems? What's latest studys prove?

Does caffeine cause heart arrhythmia's? Think a few cups of coffee is safe? Even for people who have heart problems? What's latest studys prove?

Yes: For most people 3 cups of coffee is very safe. If somebody has heart problems they need to see their cardiologist before getting any recommendations on how much caffeine is really safe ...Read more

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Can a heart arrhythmia make you throw up?

Can a heart arrhythmia make you throw up?

Yes: Extremely fast or slow heart rhythms can be associated with nausea and vomitting, along with a clammy feeling, a cold sweat, dizziness, passing out, wooziness, chest pains, and shortness of breath, to name other common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have a catheter ablation for a heart arrhythmia?

Can you have a catheter ablation for a heart arrhythmia?

Yes: Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information. ...Read more

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What is a heart arrhythmia?

A heart arrhythmia: Is a term used for any number of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. The heart beat may be too fast or too slow, and may be regular or irregular. ...Read more

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What causes heart arrhythmia?

What causes heart arrhythmia?

Many causes: Anything from an extra cup of coffee, to an odd mitral valve (mine makes my heart go off like an alarm clock if I forget to exercise) to the quivering death throes of a heart in massive heart attack. Whole books are written; thankfully we can do a lot more today for hearts that beat in odd ways. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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If you once had heart arrhythmia can you develop it at any time and any age?

If you once had heart arrhythmia can you develop it at any time and any age?

Yes: In general yes unless you've had an an ablation procedure to cure the arrhythmia. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Cardiac Arrhythmia (Definition)

The normal heart beat starts in the sinus node of the right atrium. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast, too slow, starts in a different place, or if the electrical activity of the heart circulates through a different pathway ...Read more