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What Are Differences Between Bradycardia And Tachycardia
Fast versus slow: Bradycardia & tachycardia just mean slow & fast heart rate, respectively. Each does not necessarily indicate a problem and can be normal & appropriate. For example, sinus tachycardia is a normal response to exercise or fear. If your hr does not increase with exercise, that can be a major problem. Also, bradycardia during rest (e.g., during sleep) can be normal too, especially in an athlete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
SVT and MAT: Mat is a kind of svt. Usually mat implies significant cardiac or pulmonary pathology. Svt can happen in less abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Regular vs Abnormal: Both mean rapid heart rate but tachycardia usually refers to the normal rhythm just beating faster than normal (sinus tachycardia). Tachyarrhythmia usually refers to an abnormal and fast heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Generally speaking, it should not be too difficult for your doctor to differentiate between the two on your EKG. ...Read more
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com BRADYCARDIA HR<60 TACHYCARDIA HR>100 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?
SVT is abnormal: Sinus rhythm is normal pacemaker activity in the heart. Tachycardia means the heart rate is going fast. SVT stands for "supra ventricular tachycardia", which is an abnormal fast heart rhythm, that can cause symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Sinus tachycardia is thus a fast heart beat in response to your bodies natural signals. See EP cardiologist for svt. ...Read more
Mechanisms vary: Bradycardia simply means slow heart beat. Sinus bradycardia refers to a specific cause for the slow heart beat which is sluggishness of the natural pacemaker cells of the heart (referred to as sinus node). This could be normal in physically fit people or abnormal especially if associated with symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath or passing out spells. ...Read more
Everything: Svt arises in the atria (the upper chambers) and VT arises in the ventricles (lower chambers). Svt often occurs in otherwise healthy hearts and is annoying but only rarely serious. Vt usually arises in diseased hearts, can be serious, and sometimes is life-threatening. Vt in the setting of a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome is very dangerous. ...Read more
Yes.: These are two different rhythms. Atrial tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from either the left or right atrium. Junctional tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm originating from the av node. Neither is more dangerous than the other. The treatments will be different, usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location of beats: Atrial tachycardia is an arrhythmia with an abnormal electrical circuit beginning in the atria, the top portion of the heart. A junctional tachycardia is seen when the electrical impulses begin in the electrical tissue between the atria and ventricles. Both arrhythmias are categorized as supraventricular, meaning arising above the ventricle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very Different: SVT is often sudden, limited duration, and can cause a drop in blood pressure sufficient to make someone dizzy or even faint. SVT does not increase risk of stroke and doesn't require anticoagulation. Whereas a-fib can be asymptomatic and increases the risk of stroke. A-fib usually occurs in older patients and exertional shortness of breath is the usual symptom. Both require evaluation & treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Basic differences...: POTS: Abnormally fast sinus rhythm at rest or minimal activity that accelerates beyond expectations and is out of proportion to physiologic necessity, not resulting from an explainable underlying cause. Diagnosed by exclusion. IST: Condition of orthostatic intolerance leading to abnormal increase in heart rate with change in position. Diagnosed with tilt table. ...Read more
None: Though i suppose any individual institution may vary their specific terminology, usually these things are synonymous. There is outpatient cardiac monitoring which has several variants, all of which boil down to "at home remote telemetry.". ...Read more
AICD and pacer: An AICD almost always has a pacemaker as part of its circuitry. The ICD has a wire that monitors heart electrical function and circuitry to sense that electrical activity and respond with a cardioversion shock or a smaller pacemaker stimulus. The pacer doesn't have the cardioversion circuitry just the sense/pace circuitry. The ICD needs a bigger battery because it has to put out a larger discharge ...Read more
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