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  • 15 days ago

    Tachycardia

    I have had two episodes 3 months apart out of the blue fast 150 heart rate. The cardiologist gave me beta blockers low dose. I do not want to take. I think he called it SVT which I read not the worst kind. My pressure is usually very low and very good . Goes up when I go to doctor. My pulse rate starts low in the morning climbs during the day but only sometimes over a 100 usually in the 80's . I am afraid of the pill My pressure this morning was 115/67 and pulse was 69. Its been lower in the....
  • 23 days ago

    Afib

    I have the same problem that started a week after I had a fall and popped a couple ribs on my left side. My cardiologist said that the electrical signals being produced by the heart were so fast that they were tickling the diaphragm and making me feel the need to burp. It went away shortly after but came back a few months later, long after my ribs had healed. I seem to able to trigger the afib by putting pressure on my ribs just below my left nipple or by scrunch in my shoulders down and toward the....
  • 1 month ago

    Afib and over sleeping

    My mom recently had a pacemaker defibrillator device implanted. She is having a tough time recovering and after some family trauma was shocked several times within a week. She has seen her doctor and has not had another shock in 2 weeks. My question is this.. she is sleeping 11-14 hrs a day. Is this a symptom of her heart disease or should we be concerned?
  • 1 month ago

    Anticoagulants

    How long pre and post cardioversion is Pradaxa recommended? In 9 days i will undergo 2nd cardioversion in 11 mos.
  • 1 month ago

    Inexplicable heart palpitations help

    I keep getting heart palpitations. I'm 23, female, no known heart problem. I do suffer from anxiety and have been to the ER before several times because of chest pains etc. and I've had ECGs done where everything seemed fine. Last one was about 7 months ago. But for the past few months I've been getting these palpitations quite frequently, and at random times. I don't drink caffeine at all, I don't smoke, and I only drink alcohol ocasionally. They seem to appear more if I'm....
  • 1 month ago

    Heart palpitations and drinking alcohol

    So I’m 18 and was told a couple years ago I have paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. For 2 years I was fine and had what felt like a skipped beat here and there. I had a lung infection and was on lots of antibiotics and puffers and steroids you name it...and my hearts been pounding and acting strange for like 2 weeks. It’s starting to get a little better maybe. I drink maybe 3times a year and go all out and get hammered. New Years is in a week and I really want to have fun and drink...but is it dangerous....
  • 3 months ago

    BP and heart rate problems

    When lying down my BP is 85/50 with pulse 75 and when I sit it is 103/65 with pulse 90 and when I stand BP is 111/70 with pulse 101. I’m a 18 year old female and live a sedentary life. I get dizzy often when sitting and lying down and sometimes when standing. I’ve been to a cardiologist and had EKG’s, Echo, some type of X-tay, and a 7 day Holter monitor that all came back completely normal. I am on florinef 0.1 twice a day for a month now. My doctor does not know why I’m getting low bp and high heart....
  • 4 months ago

    Afib questions

    I have afib and would like to know if it's okay to take up to four 500 mg of Tylenol A day when needed?
  • 4 months ago

    Black spots on heart

    Last week an EKG revealed a severe left atrial abnormality. Today, I had an echocardiogram and the tech informed me I have several black spots on my heart. My mother died 4 weeks ago immediately following a heart cath that revealed 3 blockages. Should I be concerned? What do the dark spots mean? Thanks!
  • 6 months ago

    Afib monitoring

    My wife and I both have Afib with symptoms of rapid, irregular heartbeat that last a few minutes up to several hours. Rapid heart rates are similar and are generally in the 140-160 bpm range. Last year I had the ablation procedure and have been free of the symptoms for the past 17 months since the operation. My wife has had two ablation procedures since 2012 and her symptoms have returned, been verified with a monitor and our EP Dr placed her on Sotalol and Eliquis. The Sotalol seems to be working....