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What Is The Best Treatment For Heart Palpitations
Depends... : Treatment of a flutter depends on the type of flutter (typical or atypical), whether it's the 1st episode, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). Ablation is an excellent option for typical flutter. You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
Depends: There are many types of tachyarrthmias. Treatment depends on the type , atrial or ventricular, and the cause. Some are associated with heart disease and others are not. Medical therapy is often the treatment of choice. Others are responsive to ablation or treatment of the underlying cause. Difficult to cover in a few sentences. ...Read more
CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: What is the root cause of your tachycardia? If it is dehydration then simple hydration. If it is anxiety than possibly nothing but time & calmness. Some conditions can require medication or procedures (e.g. Ablation). First order of business....Meet with a physician & take it from there. ...Read more
Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the SVT: Svt (supraventricular tachycardia) is a generic term for rhythm disturbances originating in the top part of the heart. Typical medicines used to treat svt include beta blockers or calcium blockers. Some svts require more potent medications or an invasive procedure called ablation. The key is to capture and define the specific rhythm problem - that will dictate the treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Mainly vasodilators such as ace inhibitors or angiogtension receptor blockers (arb's), low dose beta blockers, occasionally inotropes such as digoxin, and sometimes vasodilators like calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine or amlodipine or nitrates. In severe cases, the effective short term treatments are left ventricular assist devices, and in life threatening cases, heart transplantation. ...Read more
Try several things: There's no single way. It might be more effective to try a variety of things that could help with your particular anxiety (there are so many ways a person can feel anxious and for so many reasons). Excessive anxiety is unpleasant and it interferes with enjoyment of activities. Of course, you can always discuss this with your doctor. Ideas: don't catastrophize; meditate; exercise; focus outward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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