Heart catheterization electrophysiology

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Avatar n tn a pathway, or whatever is causing the arrythmia, the doctor must be able to cause the heart to experience the arrythmia in question while the catheterization is being done? Any truth to this? I had a "bad one" as I call it - a run of three beats I think, followed by a short pause before heart resumed normal function, last month, and the last time it happened that bad was about a year ago.
Avatar m tn They are heart doctors that specialize in the electrical pathways of the heart.
1101326 tn?1421682634 She had a heart catheterization a few hours ago and it's not her heart! Something is wrong, we still have to find it now.
Avatar f tn Your daughter has supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which is an abnormal fast heart beat. It is caused by the presence of an extra electrical connection between the top and the bottom of the heart, so that electricity can go down the normal connection and back up the extra connection very quickly. If you daughter has started her menses, or at least has cyclical hormonal changes at this time that correlates to these, it may be potentially related.
Avatar n tn I experienced epiosodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia) my whole life but they were very seldom until my 40s when they decided to ramp up to occuring at least once or more a month so I was offered the option to ablate. I went in for the ep study and they were able to induce my arrhythmia almost immediately and ablated soon after. My procedure lasted all of 2 hours from being wheeled into the EP lab to being rolled out.
Avatar m tn t know the circumstances surrounding your heart attack or the exact findings of your heart catheterization, but it is possible to have a heart attack with the catheterization findings you describe. I recommend discussing this with your doctor. It is unclear why the PVCs you are experiencing are painful. Problems such as pericarditis which may occur following a heart attack may cause chest discomfort (non-ischemic) associated with movement and breathing or even with a rhythm disturbance.
Avatar n tn Patients who survive cardiac arrest without irreversible damage to their central nervous systems will likely undergo extensive diagnostic and therapeutic testing, including cardiac catheterization and/or an electrophysiology study. If they have underlying heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, this will likely be aggressively managed with medications and lifestyle changes.
Avatar n tn As far as causes for this ventricular fibrillation, it would be important for your son to have stress tests, a full electrophysiology heart study, echocardiogram, a cardiac catheterization if warranted and possibly an MRI to R/O something called RV dysplasia. It is also important to rule out medications or drugs as a source of problems. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
Avatar n tn Is it common procedure to do a heart catheterization on an individual who has an aortic annurism? and "Is it possible to combine two major surgeries and to repair the annurism and the heart damage at the same time? J.
287996 tn?1312023682 oh by the way is the catheterization the end all be all of heart testing?????
Avatar f tn My 15 year old daughter started having dizziness, headaches and heart palpitations about 3 weeks ago. I ended up taking her to the emergency room where they did a head CT and blood work, and they had her on a heart monitor the whole time. The CT and blood came back normal they said, but on the monitor her heart rate at resting was around 88 but off and on would jump as high as 140, but they never said anything.
Avatar n tn Is it common procedure to do a heart catheterization on an individual who has an aortic annurism? and "Is it possible to combine two major surgeries and to repair the annurism and the heart damage at the same time? J.
Avatar n tn i had a heart catheterization done a week ago.. i have formed a knot in the area of the catheter and now it throbs at site around to my lower back.. is this normal ?
Avatar f tn She was at the hospital for 4 days the catheterization went fine she had no blockage in her heart arteries wich was good!! But..About 3days after being released from the hospital she started to have an allergic reaction to the dye! Which the dr.s thought was strange so they ran some blood tests etc. They gave her meds for it and sent her on her way. Now I have a question it’s probably common idk? After a week 1/2 of being out of hospital she still feels dizzy!
Avatar m tn I was recently told after wearing a 24 hr heart monitor that i had 18,567 misfires in this time frame. it was also stated that this is occurring between 1am till 6am while i sleep.
Avatar m tn Due to the potential arrhythmia issues, treatment with beta-blocker medication is commonly instituted. An alternative treatment is a cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology (EP) study and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the accessory pathway, so that the arrhythmia cannot happen. You do not state whether your son had symptoms or not at the time of his diagnosis with WPW. Sports participation may also be influenced if a child has WPW and an arrhythmia problem.
Avatar n tn The decision to start medication in patients with WPW depends upon whether they are having cardiac symptoms, have demonstrated arrhythmias, or are considered high risk. The decision to do a cardiac catheterization and radiofrequency ablation in WPW depends upon the presence of symptoms, or failing medical therapy, or in cases of athletic young people, to try to get rid of the bypass tract so that no medication is needed and no restrictions would be needed in sports.
Avatar n tn If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter. The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem. I wrote to you previously about my results of cardiac tests. My internist sent me for a cardiology consult due to continued symptoms.
Avatar n tn If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter. The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem. I wrote to you previously about my results of cardiac tests. My internist sent me for a cardiology consult due to continued symptoms.
Avatar n tn As far as causes for this ventricular fibrillation, it would be important for your son to have stress tests, a full electrophysiology heart study, echocardiogram, a cardiac catheterization if warranted and possibly an MRI to R/O something called RV dysplasia. It is also important to rule out medications or drugs as a source of problems. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the inaugural edition of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER). AER aims to provide a platform for review and comment from leading voices from across the electrophysiology community. Consistent with the journal’s goals, this edition comprises a number of insightful contributions addressing key issues within clinical arrhythmias, diagnostic electrophysiology and ablation, and device therapy. Link By : http://www.radcliffecardiology.
Avatar f tn I was put on 25 mg metropolis and told I need an electrophysiology study and possible ablation. You know, I was less scared about the open heart surgery than this! Could the event monitor have been mistaken? Do they ever give false positives? And am I going to actually FEEL them inducing tachycardia? That sounds decidedly unpleasant. At least when they crack your ribs and slice you open, you're unconscious! Finally, has anybody else developed VT years after valve repair.
Avatar n tn I had a stress test,echocardiogram and a heart catheterization all done in a 2 day period. The echocardiogram and stress test were done on one day and the heart catheterization on the following day. The echocardiogram measured my EJECTION FRACTION AT 55% and heart catheterization measured it at 50%. The weird thing is that the stress test measured the EJECTION FRACTION at 40%. So according to the echocardiogram and the heart catheterization my EJECTION FRACTION is normal at 50-55%.
Avatar n tn I remained in CCU for another 20 days on dopamine and doputamine in an effort to raise the BP and lower the heart rate. I was hospitalized 5 more times in 3 months in respiratory distress, rapid heart rate and low BP, each time given oxygen, put on dopamine and doputamine and told that the effects of the Amiodarone could remain in my system for 4 to 6 months. Six months went by and was told it could be 6 to 12 months. Twelve months went by and was told it could be 12 to 18 months.
Avatar m tn They now think it may be due to either tachycardia or bradycardia and I have a consultation scheduled with a cardiologist who does Electrophysiology Studies. Can anyone there offer an opinion as to whether or not this is something that should be done?
Avatar n tn Is there an alternative to a heart catheterization for a patient who has low kidney function and has had a previous reaction to the dye used in a cath? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/IPV-Dye-that-is-used-for-heart-catheterization/show/239624">IPV Dye that is used for heart catheterization</a>.
Avatar n tn I have been told that I would need to have another heart catherization to see what is going on. I threw a blood clot from the last heart cat two years ago and had to undergo groin bypass surgery. I am very afraid of going through this procedure again, but am afraid not to. Could you make any suggestions as to what should be looked at and any possible explanations for my symptoms. Any response would be greatly appreciated.