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Doctor insights on: What Kinds Of Pvcs Are Life Threating

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What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

Many: Chest pain. Many forms of trauma, particularly head trauma. Pulmonary embolism. Meningitis. Serious respiratory, pelvic, gastrointestinal and skin infections can be life threatening. Heat stroke. Even dehydration in infants and children can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What are some consequences of heart disease?

What are some consequences of heart disease?

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 more

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What are the causes of ventricular irritabilty? Why does it.Cause multifocal pvcs? And are multifocal deadly? How.Are they treated?

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

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What are the risks of not treating supraventricular tachycardia?

What are the risks of not treating supraventricular tachycardia?

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 more

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What are the consequences of having angiitis?

What are the consequences of having angiitis?

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

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What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

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 more

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What causes multiform pvcs? And are they dangerous?

What causes multiform pvcs? And are they dangerous?

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

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What are the different types of heart arrhythmias?

What are the different types of heart arrhythmias?

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

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What are the different types of arrhythmia and what are their symptoms?

What are the different types of arrhythmia and what are their symptoms?

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

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What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What are the effects of atrial fibrillation?

What are the effects of atrial fibrillation?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of ventricular fibrillation?

What are the symptoms of ventricular fibrillation?

Cardiac arrest: Ventricular fibrillation is a fatal arrhythmia that results in death unless reversed with defibrillation. The main symptoms are cardiovascular collapse with absence of blood pressure, pulselessness, and total unresponsiveness to any stimuli. ...Read more

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What are risks of defibrillation for tachycardia?

What are risks of defibrillation for tachycardia?

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

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What are the risks of atrial fibrillation?

What are the risks of atrial fibrillation?

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 more

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Are the symptoms of ventricular tachycardia bad?

Are the symptoms of ventricular tachycardia bad?

Ventricular tachy: Not always but some ventricular tachycardia episodes could be dangerous it depends on the type and several other factors ...Read more

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What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

What are some signs of ventricular tachycardia?

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

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What kinds of seizures are there?

What kinds of seizures are there?

Many types: There are too many types to cover in a form like this. I shot a couple videos to cover this kind of thing. On my YouTube channel ("Andrew Reeves neurology") there are a couple videos on epilepsy types which should help you. ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest and heart issues at 17. What kind of treatments are there?

Cardiac arrest: Depends on what your "cardiac issues" are. The fact that you have had a cardiac arrest places you at higher risk for medical issues later. Treatment aagain ia dependant on what your medical issues are now. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

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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What number of types of cardiac arrest are there?

What number of types of cardiac arrest are there?

Only one: Cardiac arrest is when your heart stop working due to different causes including heart attacks, and ventricular arrhythmias. ...Read more