Avatar universal

Similar problems

I really dont even know where to start. I was diagnosed with mitro valve prolapse with regurgitation (however it is spelled) in Dec 2005. Now they are saying something about sinus tachycardia. I had a stress test done today and it came back positive. Now they wanna do CTA of coronary something. Im confused, do i have to have surgery? What does the positive test mean. I am 23yrs female, with lots of questions and concerned. thank you.

This discussion is related to Sinus Tachycardia.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
367994 tn?1304953593
CTA is Coronary Tomography Angiogram.  The procedure is non invasive and develop images to determine the degree if any coronary arteries occlusion.  Recommended if there is any chest pain, etc.

MVP may not be a problem and not progress, but requires watching.  Some individuals have MVP for a very long time without any problems or progession.

Tachycardia is a fast heart rate (above 100 at rest) and may not indicate any pathology, but the result if anxiety, mediation, etc.

Anything you have stated does not require any surgery.  Worst case scenario if there is some coronary blockage greater than 70% or so, there may be a discussion to do angioplasty and a stent implant to open the artery (if there is angina (chest pain).

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Heart Disease Community

Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1707018272
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1506080564
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? James D. Nicolantonio, PharmD, urges us to reconsider decades-long dietary guidelines.
Can depression and anxiety cause heart disease? Get the facts in this Missouri Medicine report.
Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped.
Learn what happens before, during and after a heart attack occurs.
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? Find out in this article from Missouri Medicine.
How to lower your heart attack risk.