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Can a persistent electrical issue with the heart not be life threatening?

Can a person have a persistent electrical issue w/the heart & NOT be life threatening?...Also, EKGs & Holter Monitor studies I’ve had have showed NO evidence of anything like Long QT, Brugada Syndrome, etc...  2 echoes done over the years, and an MRI last fall showed I have a structurally normal heart...

submitted by Rich from Pennsylvania on 1/22/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, J. Alberto Lopez, MD    

J. Alberto Lopez, MDAbsolutely. Most cardiac electrical issues are not life threatening. Treatment is recommended mostly for symptoms and quality of life, not for risk of death.         

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