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What is the difference between ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmia?

What is the difference between ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmia?

Bottom and top: Ventricle is the bottom part of the heart, or the main pumping chamber. Rhythms that start here are not normal, and in some situations can be fatal. Rhythms that originate anywhere else are called supraventricular. While less associated with sudden death, are still not good when sustained. ...Read more

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TJLB in 2 weeks.I have psvt.One of the complications of TJLB is ventricular arrhythmia,what could happen if I have an episode of psvt during procedure?

TJLB in 2 weeks.I have psvt.One of the complications of TJLB is ventricular arrhythmia,what could happen if I have an episode of psvt during procedure?

This procedure: will obviously occur IN A HOSPITAL setting (If NOT insist on it) where ANY complications including cardiac issues will be promptly dealt with! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a cardiac MRI done which showed thickening in my left ventricular. Is there a chance i can have fatal arrhythmia because of this?

I had a cardiac MRI done which showed thickening in my left ventricular. Is there a chance i can have fatal arrhythmia because of this?

Maybe: You need to know if this is a concentric vs septal hypertrophy of the left ventricle. I will add an echocardiogram for better assessment of the dynamic of the heart. Also an ekg. Hypertension is a common secondary cause of hypertrophy of the left ventricle. It is associated with arrhythmias and sudden death. Go and see a cardiologist for better risk assessment. ...Read more

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Could a ventricular arrhythmia be seen in an xray or ekg?

Could a ventricular arrhythmia be seen in an xray or ekg?

VentricularArrythmia: A ventricular arrhythmia would be picked up on an ekg if it occurred while the tracing was being recorded. If the arrhythmia was intermittent it might be missed, in which case a holter monitor recording (sort of a continuous ekg) would be necessary. A ventricular arrhythmia would not be detected by an x-ray. ...Read more

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What would be the best beta blocker to use for ventricular arrhythmia not caused by structural heart disease?

What would be the best beta blocker to use for ventricular arrhythmia not caused by structural heart disease?

Complicated question: Depends on the arrhythmia - premature beats could be treated with almost any beta blocker. Non sustained V tach might be better served with a calcium channel blocker or an anti arrhythmic agent ( which has beta block like qualities) such as amiodarone or sotalol. You should discuss your particular case with your doc. Ablation may be a possibility. ...Read more

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Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Possibly: Metabolic alterations such as acidosis or alkalosis have been known to affect both ekg morphology and cardiac rhythm. Therefore changes in serum electrolytes and blood ph could increase the incidence of both atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias. ...Read more

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I have mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the left ventricular. Can this cause fatal arrhythmia? I have had an echo which showed my heart is strong.

I have mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the left ventricular. Can this cause fatal arrhythmia? I have had an echo which showed my heart is strong.

Yes: Unfortunately hcm can lead to sudden death. The heart usually beats well. Most patients should be on some medication, most frequently a beta-blocker, with this diagnosis. You should be followed bya cardiologist familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death ... Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Is it possible to have a genetic cardiac defect leading to ventricular arrhythmia/sudden death ... Even with no family history of any heart defect?

Yes: It is possible for all of your family to be heterozygous for an abnormality and therefore asymptomatic and you are homozygous and at risk. It is unlikely that you would have a problem of this nature and not have had serious symptoms or diagnostic evidence by the time you were 20. You need to get control of your anxiety. You have a normal echo and a loop recorder in place. Take your Xanax (alprazolam) and chill ...Read more