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Ventricular Tach. and Atrial Tach.


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  • Ventricular Tach. and Atrial Tach.

    what is the difference ...I iknow that one involves the ventricle and one the atria..
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Ventricular Tach. and Atrial Tach.

    Cynthia wrote:
    sorry....in my previous reply re: V FIb....
    meant to say that the doctor said I probably have Atrial Tachtycardia
    The Artia is the top part of your heart -
    The Ventricle is the bottom part of your heart-

    Some arrythmias stay in only the top of the heart these are "atrial" arrythmias - -
    If you have Atrial arrythmias you should be on a blood thinner to help prevent a clot.

    Ventricular arrythmias are more dangerous and you may need to think about an ICD.

    I am sure that will spur on a question or two...

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