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Can Ventricular Tachycardia cause siezures?

My mom has had three seizures this year. It is the first time she has ever had seizures that I've known of. The doctors can't find any neurological problems but say that she has ventricular tachycardia. I've looked it up online and read that it can cause a person to faint but this is more than fainting, she's actually seizing. Can this heart problem cause seizures?

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can hypoglycemia bring on RVOT Ventricular Tachycardia?

I have pretty severe hypoglycemia, accompanied by adrenal fatigue. 6 months ago i was admitted to hospital suffering from RVOT Ventricular Tachycardia-all heart tests are perfect, i am fit, never had high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Apart from hypoglycemia am very healthy. I have a feeling the combinations of adrenal and hypo had something to do with the episode. The specialist says definitely not- but i have a gut feeling about this. Has anyone had similar experience?


What causes a pulseless ventricular tachycardia? What is the difference between the one with pulse present?

Cardiac arrest refers to a condition in which the heart stops pumping blood to the body. It occurs due to one of three main reasons, as will be explained as follows:-
1) The first is ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia. In this case, the heart shakes rapidly but does not pump blood (ventricular fibrillation), or it tries to pump so rapidly (pulseless ventricular tachycardia) it does not allow blood to flow in, or effectively flow out.
2) The second type is called pulseless electrical activity (also known as electromechanical dissociation). In this case there is normal electrical conduction in the heart, but the heart does not contract.
3)The third type is called asystole, in which there is no electrical activity or muscle activity of the heart.
Vice versa is the case of pulse present VT.  (+ info)

How does ventricular tachycardia feel different from atrial tachycardia?

If you're lucky, they feel the same. If not and it's VT, you don't feel anything after 15-30 seconds. (cardiac arrest)  (+ info)

how long is the life expectency of some one who has ventricular tachycardia?

Is there anyway to live a long life with this condition? Should I be worried about my future?

Ventricular Tachycaria (VT) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death. However it is treatable with medications and the use of implantable defibrilators (ICD) which are very effective in recognizing and treating VT. With an ICD people can live healthy until something else comes along to take their lives instead. I wish you all the blessings in the world.  (+ info)

why is isoproterenol a beta agonist given to patient with ventricular tachycardia(torsades de pointes)?

hi guys i'm doing a case study where a patient has ventricular tachycardia (torsades de pointes) caused by quinidine toxicity....my question is why is isoproterenol a beta adrenegic agonist administered to patient?

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Has anyone taken Verapamil? The Cardiologist gave me for Fascicular Idopatic Ventricular Tachycardia?

I have mild headache and dizziness; will that go away once you get used to the medicine?
Also I have a sore throat and fever; the Doctor says that this is not a side effect of the verapamil medicine.
Has anyone here got any experience with this medicine?

I hope the headache and dizziness go away.

Most people tolerate verapamil very well (and it certainly is the treatment of choice for your heart problem other than an ablation procedure).

One thing to look out for is constipation. It can be a problem with verapamil and can be avoided by increasing your fruit and fibre intake or if necessary, taking laxatives.

Sore throat and fever are not known side-effects in my experience.  (+ info)

my baby has super ventricular tachycardia,what are the risks of the anaesthetic?

my son was born 11 weeks early,because of svt and fetal hydrops,he is now having a operation to remove a hernia what are the risks of having anestheitic if you have svt?

I don't know the risks, but infants and children with SVT are often treated for the SVT itself using concentrated radio waves emitted from a wire inserted into the heart. During this procedure they are sedated and sometimes given a general anesthetic.

There is always a risk from anesthetics, but based on the common usage of anesthetics for treating tachycardia, it seems that there isn't an unusually high risk from anesthetic. Its possible the doctors may also administer a medication to control the tachycardia during the procedure. The surgeons usually give you an opportunity to ask these questions before the surgery.  (+ info)

Does anyone suffer from ventricular tachycardia?

I have it, was just wondering how others cope with it and what is their medication?

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Can alpha or beta blockers help alleviate ventricular tachycardia ?

These two topics will help you out:
Uses for alpha blockers

Doctors prescribe alpha blockers to prevent, treat or improve symptoms in a variety of conditions, such as:

* High blood pressure
* Prostatitis
* Raynaud's disease
* Scleroderma
* Benign prostatic hyperplasia
* Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumors)

Though alpha blockers are commonly used to treat high blood pressure, they're typically not preferred as the first treatment option. Instead, they're often used in combination with other drugs when your high blood pressure is difficult to control.

Beta blockers reduce blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. As a result, the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels relax and open up to improve blood flow.
Examples of beta blockers

Some beta blockers mainly affect your heart, while others affect both your heart and your blood vessels. Which one is best for you depends on your health and the condition being treated.

Beta blockers are also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents.

Examples of beta blockers include:

* Atenolol (Tenormin)
* Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL)
* Propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA)

Uses for beta blockers

Doctors prescribe beta blockers to prevent, treat or improve symptoms in a variety of conditions, such as:

* High blood pressure
* Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
* Heart failure
* Chest pain (angina)
* Heart attacks
* Glaucoma
* Migraines
* Generalized anxiety disorder
* Hyperthyroidism
* Certain types of tremors
Beta blocker is best to alleviate ventricular tachycardia and is a drug of choice.
Alpha has its place in controlling high BP.
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