Arrhythmias

When your heartbeats get irregular, it is known as arrhythmias. The different types of arrhythmias are premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions, premature junctional contractions, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. The symptoms include palpitation, heart beats too fast (tachycardia), heart beats too slow (bradycardia), chest pain, and shortness of breath.

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Why is there an increased heart rate while walking for an hour after alcohol consumption?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wine and beer at a dinner party, after which I decided to go for a walk for about one hour. While walking, my heart rate increased to 133 bpm, then lowered to 116 bpm. I went home and sat down, waiting for my rate to recover under 100 bpm. It was 112 bpm after two to three minut...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is likely due to the effect of alcohol, coupled with your baseline anxiety and activities. Normally, the heart rate goes up whenever one does activities like walking. But due to the effect of alcohol, heart rate elevation was persistent. Also, there must be some...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, Symptoms are heart palpitation and continuous nonstop neck crack that pains my cervical spine also. I randomly have episodes of heart palpitations, one time I jumped 3 feet out of my bed suddenly being shocked by a hard fast-beating heart palpitation that lasted for seven seconds, tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Listening to your symptoms, the possibility which we need to rule out is of cardiac arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation or PSVT. They occur intermittently so may not be picked up on Holter monitoring as you did not have those symptoms during Holter monitoring. It is ...  Read Full »

I have the history of OCD and anxiety, and recently had arrhythmia. Could it be due to stress?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 27 years old, and I have been suffering from OCD and health anxiety for many years. For about a year now I have been having arrhythmia (mostly extrasystoles) they have been chiefly eased up since I started my new job, but something has been going on. I have been feeling angina for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome on icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is necessary a direct review of your ECG recordings to accurately judge the clinical importance.  Read Full »

What causes nonspecific ST abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I was in ER the other day with tachycardia that started about 20 to 30 minutes after eating. It nearly had the entire day and the next morning I went to the ER. They did some blood work and a chest X-ray and said I was okay and discharged me. The only abnormality on the blood tests was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) First of all, your ECG (echocardiogram) looks normal to me. But the symptoms you are having may be due to some inherited arrhythmia syndrome or channelopathy. If your symptoms per...  Read Full »

I am having racing heartbeat and arrhythmia with swelling of legs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Elevated blood pressure first detected at age 18 (runs in family on maternal grandmother's side). Never really treated until age 72 (anesthesiologist requirement prior to cataract surgery). Lisinopril 20 mg and Amlodipine 10 mg. Continued until age 76 with doctor altering dosage and f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would recommend checking thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction and continue taking antihypertensive medication. Regarding possible arrhythmia, I would recommend performing an ambulatory 24 to 48 hours ECG monitor...  Read Full »

I feel like I have a bubble in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male, I have been to the ER twice in the past two weeks for a bubbling sensation that starts at the base of my sternum and goes up my esophagus, mostly when I am sitting or lying down. On the first visit they did a complete blood workup, EKG, and x-ray, everything was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you have the same feeling during the ECG? Do you have any symptoms like dizziness, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating and burping? The feeling that you are having may be due to acid reflux, but then you would have a burning feeling. There is a possib...  Read Full »

I had palpitations and episodes of passing out on and off for a few years. What is causing it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had palpitations and episodes of passing out on and off for a few years. I had blood, ultrasound, and ECG (electrocardiogram) tests done, and so far, I have no answers as what is causing it. Is there anything they can do to help the symptoms at this point or do I have to put up with...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable cause in you is a cardiac arrhythmia. Firstly, were these episodes witnessed by others? And I guess there are tonic clonic movements as seen in seizures. Also, any precipitating events like stress, urination or passing stool, etc., this is to rule out th...  Read Full »

If any abnormality is found on Holter monitor, what treatment can be suggested by a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been on Holter heart monitor for the last 24 hours. If any abnormalities found on this, then what treatment can be suggested by doctors?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Holter monitoring is done to identify rhythm problems, to diagnose the type of arrhythmia, and its relation to daily activities, to detect heart blocks and to monitor treatment. Now depending upon sign and symptoms and rhythm identified, the trea...  Read Full »

I have irregular heartbeat after taking higher dose of stimulant. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, This morning I took my usual stimulant, but at a higher dose (Vyvanse 50 mg, rather than the usual 30 mg). In addition to the usual coffee, I have tried for the first time a dietary supplement with caffeine (200 mg), Niacin (10 mg, 50% daily value), and vitamin B12 (1000 mcg, 16,667% dai...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Will a child operated for ASD have any problem in the future?

Query: Hello doctor, We, husband and wife, are (A+) same blood group. Also, our son is the same blood group (A+). He also had ASD problem treated and surgery also done completed. Will there be any problem for him in the future?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the surgery was done at an earlier age then the prognosis is good. Prognosis also depends on the size of ASD and whether a pulmonary vascular obstruction is present or not. If no pulmonary vessel obstruction is present then the prognosis is very good. As far as ri...  Read Full »

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