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NSVT Questions

Hello Doctor,


thanks in advance for helping out.

I was recently diagnosed with NSVT and after thorough testing, it was labeled benign. I had the following tests: Bloodwork, (Thyroid, Electrolytes, etc.), Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiogram, Stress Test, Cardiac MRI.
Most unfortunately my brain won't allow me to relax again.
I read in a study from "Jacc" http://content.onlinejacc.org/cgi/content/full/46/7/1295#SEC1
that some harmless-appearing monomorphic VT can turn polymorphic and deadly.

The tests suggested in that study to exclude such risk-factors were signal-averaged electrocardiography and T-wave alterans in addition to image testing.

I assume the MRI takes care of the image testing part but what about the other two mentioned tests? Are they standard tests when evaluating NSVT? And would my Cardiologist/EP have known if those tests had been recommendable in my findings?

I guess what I am trying to figure out is if, based on all my tests, I can safely assume that a bout of NSVT won't turn into some ugly VT or VF.

Thank you for your help.

Karen
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