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    Ventricular Tachycardia Question
    Mustang62 posted:
    I am a 50 year old male is was experiencing increasing shortness of breath, fainting spells, light headedness, confusion, wheezing and increasing fatigue.

    I just found out that my I have abnormal left axis deviation, right bundle branch block, left anterior fascicular block, and ventricular premature complex.

    I also have a moderate left atrial enlargement,right ventricular is slightly enlarged, small airway disease, sleep apnea, and experienced a mini stroke 4 years ago. The cause of the mini stroke could not be found.

    The cardiologist called and said the results of the holter monitor just came back and showed that I had a 25 beat run of wide complex ventricular tachycardia. He put me on a beta blocker. I have a follow up appt. with the cardio doctor in two weeks and he has referred me to a cardiac electrophysiologist.

    Should I be concerned about these results and what are possible treatment options?

    Thanks for your feedback.
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    "Should I be concerned about these results"

    Yes, of course.

    "And what are possible treatment options?"

    Treatment options range from no treatment to medications to catheter-based to surgical procedures, mainly depending on the cause(s) and the severity of the symptoms.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,


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