I am 32 with both bradycardia and tachycardia, I have had these symptoms for about 3 years. The doctors still haven't found a definite diagnosis. I am thinking that I might have sick sinus syndrome. I have done a lot of reading up about this over the internet. I am scared. The mortality rate is at 50 percent. I have ALL of the symptoms that are listed. I don't know what to do. Is there anyone out there who knows more about this? Do I still have a chance at a normal life? I have doctors that won't listen to me. I have tried 2 seperate hospitals ane several doctors. I wish I could find someone who would listen to me. Anyone who has any information please help me.
I also have Brady Tachy syndrome, which is also called Sick Sinus Syndrome. I think the mortality rate for people with this syndrome varies as to the cause of it, and there are many different causes. It is rare I think in people under the age of 50, but it obviously does occur.
Have you worn a 24 or 48 hour monitor that would record your heart activity? That would give both you and the doctors a great deal of information. Do you have Congestive Heart Failure or other cardiac-related issues?
I had a pacemaker inserted which has given me great relief -- no more light-headed moments and also I can now be prescribed medications in doses that are effective in controlling fast heart beats.
Thank you for responding, I have worn a halter monitor for 24 hours and they were not able to find anything. I only get this sometimes, not all the time. There are months that I can live normal and not have any symptoms at all, then there are times when it will bother me alot. I don't have congestive heart failure and I was told that I have a lot of extra electrical activity in my heart, even this will occur only sometimes. I have passed all the tests. My symptoms started in pregnancy, I don't know if that had anything to do with it. All I know is I am hoping against all hopes that it will go away and I can be active more that it will let me be right now.
I'm not so sure about your answer about SSS. My daughter was 6 years old whan they found she had SSS (amoung other issues). At 8 her AWAKE heart rates were in the 30's range an we were told by her doctors in Houston that when rates are that low, the heart can stop beating all together. Without that pacemaker being inserted, she would not have lived much longer.
But what i did read is that lifespan will be normal with pacemaker . If SSS is main issue of course. If there are other problems that may be the cause of SSS, like heart structural anomaly or so on, then prognosis may be different.
any information would be helpful. was in hospital last week being treated for abscesses in colon multiple iv meds being given 4 days into stay i experienced a drop in heart rate down to 30 with tachyarrithmias the condition persisted throughout the rest of my stay finally reaching a heartrate of 60 at time of discharge. along with the heart rate problems my blood pressure kept getting higher. at home i have been experiencing vacillations in heart rate and b/p with readings running from 98/59 with 113 heart rates to 154/100 with heart rates of 40 to 70. experiencing palpitations shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness. needless to say i am concerned.
Hi , I too am having symptoms like yours. Drs have had me in & out if hospital for stents from 86% blockages. My symptoms of really high Bp (hypwrtwnsive crisis, and now I'm in hospital for Bradycardia 42 and hypotention.
I have heard of adrenal glad problems that can cause our symptoms with erratic blood pressure. Look up pheochromocytomia , might be helpful
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