Suggest treatment for severe tachycardia and anxiety
My son had a horrible tachycardia episode a year ago. He had smoked marijuana just before this. He ended up in the ED and had to have cardioversion with drugs. He is now suffering from anxiety so severely it is effecting every part of his life. What kind of help can I get him, he thinks he is having heart failure and afraid he will die.
Regarding your concern, I would explain that marijuana can cause these adverse effects.
But, as he is feeling anxious (considering also possible withdrawal syndrome from marijuana), I would recommend consulting with a specialist of this field (psychotherapist or psychiatrist) to help him manage anxiety.
Periodically scheduled follow up by the cardiologist, including a cardiac ultrasound and a resting ECG every 6-12 months, would also help reassure him that nothing bad is going on.
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4. What factors might contribute to the arrhythmia happening more frequently?
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6. Is there anything I can do to minimise these risks?
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