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I Want To Know How Long A Person Can Go

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Posted on Sun, 26 Jul 2020
Question: I want to know how long a person can go with untreated tachycardia? What symptoms should I expect with a regular walking heart rate of 120-200+ for over a period of four months? I already have pretty major symptoms, I just want to know what to expect because no one is doing anything about it.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If nothing is done, the heart would fail!

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about to longstanding tachycardia. You have been through so many investigations and it beats my imagination that the cardiologists have not been able to figure this out. This is their specialty and thus I will allow them to investigate further and manage.

However, persistent tachycardia would lead to heart failure because of excessive work done by the heart. Corlanor and Metoprolol should help. I have no clue why this is not helping. Do you ever get low blood pressures?

I will say if the heart rate cannot be addressed and it stays this elevated after every other effort, I will recommend the cardiologist consider pacing the heart to impose a rate. Bring this up and hear what they say.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me as you please.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (39 minutes later)
Yes I had to stop taking the metoprolol because my blood pressure was in the 80s/40s on a regular basis and I was not able to function like that. I am currently in the market for an entire new medical team because everyone I have dealt with thus far is telling me that it is not their problem or they don't know how to fix it and everything is fine...Mean while I have been feeling like the Energizer Bunny at the end of the commercial. I don't know how much longer I have but I will take your advice and ask about pacing tomorrow. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Keep me updated!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Keep me updated after you talk to them. Am a bit surprised they would say all is well with the numbers you have thrown at me. Unless there is something am missing out on.

I wish you well and await your feedback!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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I Want To Know How Long A Person Can Go

Brief Answer: If nothing is done, the heart would fail! Detailed Answer: HI and thanks so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about to longstanding tachycardia. You have been through so many investigations and it beats my imagination that the cardiologists have not been able to figure this out. This is their specialty and thus I will allow them to investigate further and manage. However, persistent tachycardia would lead to heart failure because of excessive work done by the heart. Corlanor and Metoprolol should help. I have no clue why this is not helping. Do you ever get low blood pressures? I will say if the heart rate cannot be addressed and it stays this elevated after every other effort, I will recommend the cardiologist consider pacing the heart to impose a rate. Bring this up and hear what they say. I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me as you please.