I'm a 32 year old female with a dual chamber, rate responsive pacemaker. My rate is set not to go below 75 bpm. Recently I have developed more arrythmias, a-fib with aberancey and other high rate atrial tachs. My doc. put me on coumadin, tambocor, lopressor and verapamil. I started on the tambocor just over 2 wks. ago. My palpatations now feel incessant. Over the last week I have had chest pain (very bad pressure) that increased with activity and was relieved by sitting. Over the last few days I have noticed a knife-like pain on/off when I breath in. Sometimes it lasts for quite a while. I also have developed swelling in my ankles and legs, and I can't lay down at night without feeling like I will suffocate. I feel like I'm standing on my head when I lay down, the veins in my neck pop out. When I wake up in the morning the swelling seems to be a little better and I can lay down more comfortably. The symptoms increase as the day goes on.
Do you think this is caused from my heart?
Should I call my cardiologist to be seen right away? I already have an appointment scheduled for a week and a half. (I don't want to make a big deal if it can wait.)
Do you think the arrythmias or the new meds. could have anything to do with the symptoms?
What can I expect the Dr. to be looking for or will he want any test?
I had most of my sinus node ablated could this be causing any of this?
I realize it may be difficult to answer all these questions as you do not have all the specifics, but any input would be helpful.
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