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What Kinds Of Pvcs Are Life Threating
End point: death: Untreated, heart disease can be aggressive. It is a progressive disease and 80% of heart disease patients also have peripheral vascular disease. As it progresses, the arteries clog. Arteries can occlude or the plaque, if fragile, can break off and travel through the blood stream which can be deadly. So, either by occluding arteries and causing myocardial infarctions or otherwise, it is deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of ventricular irritabilty? Why does it.Cause multifocal pvcs? And are multifocal deadly? How.Are they treated?
Complicated issue: Cardiac arrhythmias are a complex issue and best left for your cardiologist to deal with. Occasional pvcs in an otherwise health person are harmless, however, in association with other heart disease these can be life threatening. See this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-ventricular-contractions/ds00949. ...Read more
Depends: Svt is usually not a life threatening condition. Treatment is usually based on symptomsespecially if the heart is otherwise normal . If svt is long lived , the heart can sometimes suffer damage ( due to fast heart rates for weeks/months), although this is not very common. See you doctor asap to determine a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None to serious: Since angiitis is inflammationof blood vessels the consequences depend on the blood vessels involved and the type of angiitis. There are some types of angiitis that only have mild skin rashes while others can have serious internal damage in such organs as the kidneys, lung, skin and brain. The type of therapy that can be directed depends on the involved areas and the extent of invovlement. ...Read more
Death, Heart Failure: The worst consequence of all would be death, but others would include heart failure (a weak heart), infection (mediastinitis), pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), stroke, heart attack and others. Fortunately, in good hands these are pretty rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple foci: Multiform pvcs are premature ventricular contractions originating from different parts of the ventricle. Each point-of-origin will have a unique form on an ekg. This can be dangerous if it causes tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. If this is you, you should be under the care of a cardiologist. ...Read more
Multiple and complex: Generally broken down into too fast (tachycardia) and too slow (bradycardia). Brandy arrhythmias are either problems with impulse formation or conduction. Tachy arrhythmias are divided by chamber of origin, upper vs lower. Upper chamber is termed svt and lower chamber termed vt. ...Read more
Many, Many Types...: Arrhythmias come in many different forms: sinus arrhythmia is the normal variation of the heart by inhaling vs exhaling. Premature, isolated beats from the upper chamber or lower chamber are also benign arrhythmia. Atrial arrhythmias (coming from the upper chambers and be less dangerous) ventricular arrhythmias (coming from the lower chambers are more dangerous) symptoms are different for each. ...Read more
See below.: The most important effect of atrial fibrillation is the risk of clots arising in the atrium and causing a stroke when the clot leaves the atrium and lands in the brain. Patients with atrial fib may have decreased exercise tolerance and shortness of breath due exaggerated heart rate response. Patients may have fatigue due to decreased cardiac output. The feeling of palpitations may cause anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardioversion?: Defibrillation is an unsynchronized shock that is used for ventricular fibrillation. Failure to defibrillate results in certain death. Tachycardia (atrial or ventricular) may be treated with synchronized cardioversion. When done under medical supervision with trained staff, it's extremely safe. The most significant risk is the tiny risk of anesthesia. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: Afib is a rapid irregular heart rhythm which can decrease heart efficiency as much as 20% in some patients. It can also be associated with clotting and clots travelling around the body to cause stroke or other problems. Some people have atrial fibrillation as their normal rhythm. Talk to your dr. About it if you have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No specific signs: You can not determine if an abnormal heart rhythm is due to VT by how it feels. Vt is, by definition, a fast heart beat so people may feel pounding in their chest. Depending on the rate, they may become dizzy, short of breath, have chest pain, get sweaty and/or pass out. None of these symptoms are specific for vt. The rhythm must be recorded on ekg or on a monitor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: A heart arrhythmia can be due to a variety of causes. Some are very benign (not dangerous) but some can be life threatening. Complications or symptoms of an arrhythmia can include sensations of fast or abnormal heart rate or heart pounding, lightheadedness, almost passing out, passing out, shortness of breath, chest pain, stroke, cardiac arrest, and death. ...Read more
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