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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...

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...

My heart structurally fine on echo, MRA, ECG, MRI, holter monitors. Is it unlikely my frequent PVCs will turn into Ventricular tachycardia/death?

Unlikely. With a normal heart based on all the studies you have had, PVCs are usually benign and not like to precipitate ventricular tachycardia. The caveat is that you are on diltiazem as well as amitriptyline both of which can affect the heart rhythm. Thus you should continue to have your EKG monitor. All the best to you! Read more...

What is the heart rate range for ventricular tachycardia? (Slowest to fastest levels)

100 to >200. definition of VT is rate 100 or higher and origin from bottom chamber, R or L. Rate of VT depends on the reason for VT, level of adrenaline, stresses on heart such as blocked artery, etc. Slow VT would be closer to low 100's and fast VT closer to 160-200. There are other types of tachycardia coming from upper chambers and the middle of the heart, AV node. 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...