|The Bike Doc
Joined: 08 May 2003
Location: Corpus Christi and Warda, Texas
|Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:39 pm GMT +0000 Post subject:
I remember your post from a few years ago. Paroxysmal reciprocating junctional tachycardia (PRJT) is sudden, adnormal elevation of the heart rate due to an abnormal area of conduction or electrical stimulation of the heart. It is managed in the acute setting with medication that disrupt, slow or block the abnormal conduction or stimulation to the heart. If the origin of the abnormal heart rate can be identified, as was the case with you, the area is selectively destroyed (ablated) to control the abnormal electrical activity. Visit with your cardiologist about returning to increased physical activity. You may likely need to undergo an exercise stress test to determin whether or not there is any persisting abnormal heart beats. With the exercise stress test information, then your cardiologist can prescribe an exercise rehabilitation program for you and we may be able to see you at the races again.
Paul K. Nolan, MD
AKA: The Bike Doc