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Re: Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

Posted By Dolphin on April 24, 1999 at 11:59:32
At what point dose tachycardia become a concern?  When is it time to go to the Dr or ER.  e.g. 160bpm or more.  What treatment options are there?




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Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - DLB on April 24, 1999 at 18:51:34

Dear dolphin
It depends on the circumstances. If your heart rate is jumping up to 160 while you are sitting around not doing anything, then it is time to go to the ER. If your heart rate goes to 160 with exercise, that can be quite appropriate. The diagnosis of true inappropriate sinus tachycardia is difficult to make. If it is being considered, you should be evaluated by a cardiac electrophysiologist. You can be treated with either medications or an ablation procedure, depending on the specifics.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature.  Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor
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Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - DLB on April 25, 1999 at 07:24:38
Dear dolphin
Ablation is not a new procedure - it has now been around for a while. Ablation can be performed for inappropriate sinus tachycardia, though the rates of success are lower and the rates of recurrence are higher than for other types of arrhythmia for which ablations are performed. Th real question is whether you really have an inappropriate sinus tachycardia that is amenable to ablation.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature.  Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor.  If you would like to be seen at the Cleveland Clinic, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE for an appointment with a cardiologist at Desk F15.











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