Several years ago I was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. For the last couple of years I started having episodes of missed beats. In the last three months I have had five episodes where I feel my heart "stalls" or "pauses". With two of these episodes the symptoms were quite severe, the first having slumped against my sister because of weakness and almost fainting and the second with blurred and fuzzy vision with an orange ring around it and almost fainting. Both episodes gave me a tightness or squeezing in my chest along with a building pressure. Once I feel that I am almost going to faint it passes, but I feel weak and tired afterwards. I check my BP and it will be high. I have been told that I have a conduction problem and may need a pacemaker. I have worn a 24 hr Holter monitor and am now wearing an event monitor. I did not have anything occur while wearing the Holter monitor and nothing has occurred as of yet while wearing the event monitor. My question is if nothing occurs while wearing this monitor is there another test to diagnose this problem?
Hi! My heart tests were always wonderful. Nothing showed with the event or Holter monitors. If they can, have them check your SA node...if there is a test for that. It's your atria's electrical system. My pacemaker is doing about 70% of my SA node's work. but less than 1% of my VA node's work. Which means my ventricles are doing their own work...not so much my atria.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.