Yes, ventricular tachycardia can be dangerous, doctors told my husband and I it can cause sudden cardiac arrest. I would ask your doctor for a complete explanation of the report, and if you are seeing a cardiologist you might want to also consult with an electrophysiologist - the subspecialty of cardiology that deals specifically with heart rhythms, to see how dangerous they feel this is. Ask your questions and make sure you get answers.
Hi a video clip several years ago showed a history of a fellow who had a heart problem after eating fries, burgers and a shake! The lab technician showed a picture of the test tube full of all this extra fat clinging to the sides and floating to the top of the blood taken out of the patient! Evidently the high fats and sugars collected in the arteries of the heart for a problem. In my opinion it would pay most likely to pay close attention to dietary and good exercise habits such as a brisk walk every day after meals to tolerance.
How often does it happen to you? Did you go from nonsustained to sustained?
It used to be almost everyday until they put me on Metoprolol in October, but over the last 2 months its coming back maybe every other day. I wore a holter last Thursday, while at work (I'm a Paramedic). It was a stressful night, I noticed palpitations but ignored it, no passing out. The monitor only worked for 2 hrs and I had runs of v tach then a third degree block. Going up stairs kills me. Its strange because I'm super fit...but I know, its an electrical problem. Met the electrophysiologist today and he's thinking Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
Hi I think one should make their own decisions about health care. One can educate themselves about the care of the body.There was a woman on the boards who had another health problem and had 4 operations on one of her parts and still ended up with major problems with her body. In my mind they stole her money, stole her comfort and did not fix it for all the money spent. In the heart, itself life itself is at risk, what if the doctors hand slips a bit and launches one into eternity. Of course with some people there is a dire need to fix it because if it is not fixed one can die that way too. Good health habits and staying away from things one is allergic to or bad substances might be useful to many a person with arrythmias of various types. In my opinion if a doctor is needed more than one should be consulted just in case the first one has a dire need to help his malpractice insurance bill.