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Child having heart rate 200 and sweating profusely. Wearing a cardiac event monitor. Any thoughts?

My 3yr old son is wearing a cardiac event monitor. On 2 occasions today the monitoring service detected a heart rate of 200 or more during activity. The doctor was notified both times and continues to monitor. The reason for the monitor was because He was having some weak faintly spells but did not pass out entirely only acted sort of zoned out and tired. Said he wanted to lay down,but each time was sweating profusely. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I understand your concern.
He is having attacks of supraventricular tachycardia.That is why he has been advised to wear this device.
The records will be seen by your doctor and then a diagnosis will be made.
Medications will depend on the diagnosis.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Do not worry we are there to help you out.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

The cardiac event monitor detects cardiac activity in relation to the child symptoms of dizzy or faintly spells to detect any heart rhythm abnormalities.

Heart rhythm abnormalities are known as cardiac arrhythmias and they are detected by EKG and some abnormalities are transient so a 24 hour monitor is connected to the child to detect any underlying heart abnormal rhythm.

Increased heart rate abnormally may lead to decreased heart function and will cause faintly spells with profuse sweating.

So consult or inform the treating doctor whenever you detect any abnormality in child and in monitor as per the given instructions.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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