Can ectopic atrial tachycardia develope into other arhytmias? If so how? Where can I read more detailed information about the heart and EAT?

? I know we've spoken before: I still question your DX of EAT. Here's a reference: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/898784-overview. The rhythm doesn't generally degenerate into any more serious rhythm disturbance but does require treatment if persistent. Have you had an electrophysiologic consultation?

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My ectopic atrial tachycardia is just present while heart is under stress and hr does not exceed 170 BPM at its worst. Is that ok or is it dangerous?

Let's go with urgent. Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) radically compromises cardiac output which is tolerated in a young healthy male but potentially disastrous in, and often triggered by, other illness and aging. It's caused by an errant electrical pathway and can be corrected with ablation . Find a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology and get this fixed while you are healthy rather than emergently. Read more...

Does reentry tachycardia and ectopic atrial tachycardia look the same way? I was connected to telepathy for 5 days in hospital and doc said I had EAT

Yes. Depending on the rate, a reentry tachycardia usually has no visible p waves on telemetry or EKG whereas an ectopic atrial tachycardia often will have a visible p wave, but not always. They can be hard to distinguish on external (non intracardiac) tracings. Read more...

My ectopic atrial tachycardia first showed when becoming really stressed. How is this related? Do I have to take beta blockers even if not stressed?

Dysautonomia - MVP . You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid and salt intake, try magnesium supplements. Ultra low dose beta blockers can be initiated and then up-titrated to control symptoms . Read more...

The doctor said that they "think" I have ectopic atrial tachycardia. Can it actually have been interpretated wrong on the ECG or should I trust them?

ECG=not best. The ECG only provides clues to the mechanism of an atrial tachycardia. The exact mechanism can only be determined with intra-cardiac electrodes. Nonetheless, I would stick with your doctors - there are many treatment options, but they the must be tried empirically. If the problem is refractory, an electrophysiologic study can always be done down the road. Read more...