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When Is An Irregular Heartbeat Dangerous
Many doctors I consult have diagnosed me with anxiety disorder my symptoms are life crashing, stressful and feels close to death is this dangerous? I also av an irregular heartbeat help me please.
Anxiety: Are you getting professional treatment from a Cardiologist for your irregular heartbeat? Have you discussed whether this could be causing your symptoms? Are you panicking when you feel the irregular heartbeat? If your panic is because of the condition then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to learn coping mechanisms for this reaction. Medication could also help. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more
Usually benign: If causing symptoms should see your doc for an evaluation. They usually are not a problem but for an occasional patient there is a real problem. Can't tell without seeing the patient. ...Read more
Depends: If the irregular heart beat is due to sporadic premature beats and the heart is structurally normal, that kind of irregularity is present in all normal hearts and not considered a heart disease. On the other hand, if you have atrial fibrillation (for example), that is considered a heart disease. ...Read more
How is an irregular heartbeat different to pvcs? Zolpidem warns about irregular heartbeat and I have been getting a lot more pvcs (normal echo)
Go see your doctor: I'm glad that you had a normal echo but that only tells us about your anatomy, not about your electrical signaling or rhythm. For that, you need a 24 hour holter monitor if you get your pvcs daily or an event monitor if you get them every now & then. Atrial fibrillation is due to abnormal pacemaker leading to pulse speeding up & slowing down on its own, different from occasional skipped beat (pvc). ...Read more
Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more
Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more
Yes and report: Any symptoms to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more
Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more
Get checked out: You need a physical and ecg.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an unpleasant irregular heartbeat with a feeling of extra strong beats, mainly from evening through the night. What should I do?
Get a holter or: Event monitor & discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more
I have an irregular heartbeat, no appetite and faint regularly, can you suggest what it might be?
How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day
Need medical evaluat: If your pulse is irregular you need to have a medical examination by your pCP. An Electro-cardiogram (EKG) is the best way to start getting a handle over it. Often we need to do a Holter monitoring which records your heart's rhythem over 24 hours or longer. This may be a better test if the EKG is normal. It is not uncommon to have extra heart beats (Ectopics) if yu drink coffee/coke excessively ...Read more
Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?
Mental health: First, you are the consumer. If you want a new gp then go for it. But, it is impossible to forget to breathe. You are experiencing something else. ...Read more
Many causes: Your heartbeat is meant to be regular but there are many things that make it feel like it is missing, skipping, or fluttering. Most are benign but it is reasonable to see your GP and get an ECG to diagnose the problem if one actually exists. ...Read more
Yes: There are many types of irregular heart beat. Often the irregularity is due to normal heart rate variation. It also may be due to an arrhythmia. Determining whether an irregular heart beat is concerning requires a recording, such as an electrocardiograph, at the time of the irregularity. ...Read more
No need diagnosis: Would need a diagnosis to advise. See a cardilogist ...Read more
It can: It can, but not always and not in everyone who has it. ...Read more
Unrelated: Those symptoms are not likely to be related in any way. You have 2 separate issues. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more
I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?
Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to be suspended for 5 days. Gall bladder surgery done by laparoscopy is a low risk surgery and is generally safe even for people with more significant heart disease than you. Good luck with surgery! ...Read more