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What Is Ectopy
SVT ectopy: It refers to extra beats from the top chambers of the heart or atria. They are caused by an transient imbalance in the ionic channels of cardiac cells or abnormal conduction. Typically, the sodium channel is the affect one. This has nothing to do with serum levels of sodium. However, high blood pressure can lead to elevated atrial pressure which can induce ectopy from the left atrium. ...Read more
No. : Supra ventricular ectopy is electrical activity not originating at the sa node. Depending on how often and the number of ectopic sites will determine if it is benign or not. Sinus tach is a rapid hr, generally >100 <150, but the electrical impulse follow the normal pathway of sa node --> av node --> bundle oh hiss. Just faster than normal (60 -100 bpm). ...Read more
Holter mon resul.= underlying rym is sinus pt had total of 8 supraventricular ectopy-max. Hr=168. Is this dangerous? Are my results a normal variant?
Normal: Most likely abnormal variant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why does my 48hr monitor say "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopic" what's the difference between ectopic and atrial ectopic?
Diction: Ectopics can arise from the atria and the ventricles, the site of origin and mechanism lead to differences in symptoms, prognosis, treatment etc. From your submitted quote I suspect either a dictation or transcription error.and the reporting physician likely would appreciate having this pointed out for correction. ...Read more
What does "very rare atrial and ventricular ectopy" mean as a conclusion to a holter monitor report?
Probably normal: It is very common for most people to have some extra heart beats on a holter monitor. These ectopic or skipped beats could originate from the upper heart chamber (atrial) or lower heart chamber (ventricular). If these are isolated / single beats and infrequent, they usually are benign and not a concern and do not require further treatment. Call you doc if you have further questions. ...Read more
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