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Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
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RE: Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
Well shocking back into rhythm isnt exactly something anyone can do whenever they need to at home.

As I understand Ventricular Tachycardia is only serious because it can progress to Ventricular Fibrilation, that itself is the reason I guess. Ventricular Fibrilation is when your ventricles no longer pump blood and just quiver like a muscle twitching.
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RE: Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
I do have a friend that has an implanted Defibrillator / Pacemaker, so yes you can have that capability at home.
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RE: Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
(02-05-2019, 09:22 AM)crowtor Wrote: Well shocking back into rhythm isnt exactly something anyone can do whenever they need to at home.

As I understand Ventricular Tachycardia is only serious because it can progress to Ventricular Fibrilation, that itself is the reason I guess. Ventricular Fibrilation is when your ventricles no longer pump blood and just quiver like a muscle twitching.
Apparently, if you were forced to choose between atrial fibrillation and ventricular, hands down the atrial wins.  The ventricular form, which CAN result from tachycardia, is a worrisome development.
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RE: Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
Both v-tach and v-fib can cause cardiac arrest. Most often it’s people with significant cardiac disease such as cardiomyopathy who experience v-tach or v-fib. Yes there is greater mortality associated with v-fib.
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RE: Waking up with palpitations - laying on back
So are you saying I shouldn't trust my electrophysiologist or cardiologist? Because my electrophysiologist wants me to stop my Multaq since I haven't had any recurrence of AFIB for almost two years. He said if I did, it would have broke thru the medicine, since he sees it break thru all the time in other people.
So more then likely, my afib was just caused by my sleep apnea.

Ive had Holter monitor and other heart testing and my heart is normal except for the one Afib incident, and inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Doctor isn't concerned about the tachycardia either. I asked him during my last visit, about it going into Vtach or vfib and he wasn't concerned either about it.

All he said is that if I have recurring tachycardia off Multaq, then we need to consider ablation.

My tachycardia usually doesn't go about 140bpm. Not sure if Vtach or vfib can occur at any heart rate?
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