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Questions in the Heart Rhythm forum cover topics that include heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

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I am a 33yo male. For the last 6 months or so I have regularly felt strong pulses around my body, ranging from my right abdomen (around diaphragm), outside of right & left foot, left lower back, right elbow, left shoulder and left arm. T...
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I am quite certain that my periodic arrhythmia is caused by my vagus nerve getting stimulated in my abdomen region. The reason that I believe this is because the arrhythmias can be triggered not only by spicy foods or reflux but also by...
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I´m a 36 year old male that is having episodes of tachycardia. I am a cyclist and up until a couple of years ago I was an elite cyclist racing here in the States and in Europe when an overuse injury with my knee put an end to my career....
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I'm a 23 year old healthy female normal b/p and hr, normal echo and exam. About 2 months ago I began to have periods of sinus tach and syncope. I would sinus tach up into the 160's and pass out. These episodes have happened about 12-15 t...
angeldk | Last answer
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I am fairly deconditioned and sedentary, a retired person in his mid 50s who works at a computer a lot. A few years ago, I was able to exercise on a elliptical trainer for 15 or 20 minutes a day. Sometimes with a few rests, because I a...
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I've had SVT for several years, but ended up in the ER this week and had to be converted. My doctor has offered the choice of medication or the ablation procedure. I'm 58, active and don't want to take medicine the rest of my life. I ...
pg1949 | Last answer
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Hello, When my heart has low beats per minute (resting), it gets the rhythm what I describe "BEAT-beat [pause] BEAT-beat [pause], and so on ... Now what I mean with this is: BEAT is more forceful one, comes after 1.5 seconds pause; ...
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Hi there, I have been wondering for some time as to why I struggle to catch my breath. 10 months ago, I was first diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. Since then, I have battled chronic headaches and more recently breathing concern...
lditomma | Last answer
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hi im a posting for help to understand my test results from my 24 hour holter moniter my doctor oreded it because ive been getting a fast heart out of no were for a few years now I do suffer from anxiety but this feels different my teat ...
choice1984 | Last answer
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Due to anxiety issues - have been given lectopam (bromazepam) recently to use on demand. Recently did a 24 hr holter monitor for the heart on a regular day- was generally normal was told - here is the reports: interpretation: normal ...
tom007 | Last answer
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I've been under a lot of stress for a couple of weeks with work and juggling some studying/coursework outside of work which I completed a week ago... up until a week ago I was waking up with palpitations, rapid pulse, sweating etc.. wa...
DT9954 | Last answer
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Dear Doctor; iam 34 yrs old and before two weeks ago i got irregular heart palpation reach 234 rate per minute; this is the first time but iam type of drinking coffee and smoking hubbly bubbly. i went to many doctors and they told me u ...
Zaid_Mousa1979 | Last answer
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Similar to some of the other patients on here, I too had NSVT on a holter monitor. My heart is structurally normal and in great shape, as I have been worked up several times due to my anxiety. All doctors use language like "prognosis...
MLouiseC | Last answer
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I'm getting a tooth fixed tomorrow, I take 50mg of atenolol each morning at 7:30 am and my appointment is at 10:15, is it safe for my dentist to give me 2% lidocaine and epinephrine also. I'd really like a fast answer, thanks. I'm pretty...
Toby36 | Last answer
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I am a recently qualified gym instructor, and currently studying to be a personal trainer. As a part of my course, I am required to work 80 hours at a gym which is organised between my college and a selected gym. At the gym I gave an in...
ross997 | Last answer
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I have had fequent heart palpitations for about a year and a half mostly while sleeping. I have had a picture taken of my heart, running test and a take home monitor that all checked out clear about a year ago. A concern of mine that I...
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I am a 53 yo man diagnosed ~8 years ago with lone paroxysmal atrial flutter and afib. Long term history of endurance sports but nothing outrageous - running 20 miles a week since my teens. Episodes are generally less than an hour, but fr...
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about 6 weeks ago my heart started throwing pvcs....on and off until now....there here all the time. i got an echo....normal but when i wore a 24hr holter moniter....6,800 pvc's not couplets but my cardio said no big deal!!!! i got a se...
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I am a 30 year old woman. In 2011 I had a fainting spell, and was tKen to the ER. I was admitted to the hospital because I was in a semiconscious state and had a HR of 40 BPM for several hours. While in the hospital I had an echocardiogr...
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I started with svt then gained a flutter then afib. I have had three right ablations, scheduled for my first left atrium in February. I have had fair success on flecainide but seems to be fading I have increased episodes of afib. When I ...
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