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What to do if I have nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, would this be classed as a long term heart disease?

Yes. this has to be studied and to try and determine why this occurred. VT can be dangerous if it becomes sustained. Speak to a cardiologist about the plans for you , they may consider placing an internal monitor that fires when you go into a VT. Read more...

How dangerous is it to travel with heart disease? I have tachycardia and arrhythmias but have not yet seen cardiologist.

Without knowing the. actual nature and diagnosis of your heart disease, tachycardia and arrhythmias it is impossible to advise whether traveling is safe or not. Odds are it will be OK but there are doctors around the world and usually on plains, boats and trains so you'll be able to get help no matter where or when if needed. Read more...

What does ER do if a patient with heart disease and tachycardia has anaphylaxis shock? Do they still give epinephrine injection?

Usualloy yes. Tachycardia is frequently caused by anaphylaxis. The only drug that truly treats the condition is epinephrine. Therefore, the drug should still be used in patients with heart disease. However, a good way of reducing the danger from the medication is to give lower initial doses, e.g. A pediatric dose of 0.15mg im, which can be repeated every 10 minutes as necessary. Read more...

Is atrial septal defect considered a heart disease?

No. An ASD is a structural malformation of the heart that occurs when the normal sequence of events closing the atrial septum does not finish its work. While an untreated defect may result in a heart related problem (rhythm defect or congestive failure) the defect just makes you more vulnerable to a heart condition. Read more...
Yes. Even though "disease" may carry a connotation of "infection" in every day language, in medicine it means that there is some pathology or abnormality. Read more...
Yes. In medicine, there's "normal" and there's "disease". Since it isn't normal, by definition, it's a disease. We tend to think of disease as something you "catch" but congenital abnormalities are also diseases. Perhaps you're wondering if it's serious? Depends on size. Some are, some aren't. Read more...
Congenital defect. Asd's are congenital heart defects wherein blood is shunted from the left atrium (oxygenated) to the right atrium (deoxygenated) circulations. When this shunt is significant (shunt ratio greater than 1.8) or if there are symptoms of dyspnea or right sided pressure/volume overload (pulmonary hypertension), the asd's should be corrected either surgically or by catheterization techniques. Read more...

Is atrial septal defect considered to be a heart disease?

Yes and no. ASD is considered a congenital heart defect(present at birth). Failure to receive corrective treatment during childhood can lead to secondary heart conditions including rhythm disturbances, or heart dysfunction. It is more a matter of how you define the term. Read more...

Could you suggest treatment for congenital heart disease with atrial septial defect for a man aged 39?

Depending on size. Treatment of (ASD) is dependent on its size, whether there is significant flow across it, and the location within the atrial septum. If it's a significant defect then treatment is either surgical with open heart surgery, or transcatheter device closure if the defect meets the required criteria. If it's a small defect with no right heart chamber dilatation then typically no treatment is needed. Read more...