Heart Disease Community
V-Tach on EKG
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

V-Tach on EKG

9097441?1368108598
This past weekend I was in the ER due to asthma and while in there the heart monitor started beeping and flashing V-TACH (this is *not* the first time this has happened to me on a monitor).

I felt the run of v-tach happening and have a history of small runs of v-tach as well as sinus tach and had a heart attack in October of 2012 and it is documented in my records that I have a history of sporadic V-tach.

No one came into my room so I buzzed the nurse and one came in... said everything was fine now and left, later a Dr came in and told me it was 'background noise, probably the AC' which annoyed me but I just dropped it and asked for the tracing that came out of the machine in the room because I wanted it to bring with me to my Cardiologist or to sell to Ripleys since it seems I have an air conditioner in my chest (since I felt it happening as it happens... v-tach feels like hard bubbling in the chest that robs your breath... sinus tach feels like hard fast tapping, there is a noticeable difference in the sensations).

I am including a picture of the tracing which I cut and pasted to show a close-up of the printed data on the top, the full run they gave me in the middle with the printed data off the edge and a close-up of the event on the bottom.

If this is just 'outside noise' then I wonder why it happened at the exact same time I felt an event and if it isn't 'outside noise' I would like to know if it was in fact v-tach or something else.
Avatar dr f tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament. If it is V tach it needs to be treated. Ventricular tachycardia refers to any rhythm faster than 100 beats per minute, with 3 or more irregular beats in a row, arising distal to the bundle of His. Therapy for this depends on the number of episodes occurring and if the patient is hemodynamically stable of not, meaning if the vitals are stable. Also, Electrocardiography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of VT. So, discuss this with your cardiologist, he may ask for an ECHO or a 24 hrs holter monitoring and based on the findings therapy can be planned.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
4730868 tn?1362623278
Blank
Theobaldm1989 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
17568 tn?1424977159
Blank
Cindy Is DISAPPOINTED!! Where a... Comment
Apr 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank