ask our doctors

Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia

Get the facts on Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia treatment, diagnosis, staging, causes, types, symptoms. Information and current news about clinical trials and trial-related data, Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia prevention, screening, research, statistics and other Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia related topics. We answer all your qestions about Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia.

Question: define MAT(multifocal atrial tachycardia) including ECG findings.What is Atrial premature contraction? DEfine Multifocal Atrial tachycardia&atrial premature contraction.Explain ECG findings(both of them) in simpleway.

Answer: Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT) is an irregular cardiac rhythm caused by at least 2 different sites of competing atrial activity. ECG findings showan irregular rapid tachycardia, usually narrow-complex. It is often confused with atrial flutter or fibrillation. It usually does not cause hemodynamic instability It is usually caused by hypoxia in the elderly with other resp. conditions. It usually resolves itself once the hypoxia is corrected. Hope this helps. A premature atrial contraction means that the impulse to cause the beat started somewhere in the right atrium of the heart, but not in the SA node. It may have a smaller PRI interval on the ECG and will come earlier in the cardiac cycle.

Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia News