My 6 year old daughter Valerie has started having a fast heart beat. I checked it at home and it gets up to 145. She gets really hot (nothing will cool her off) and you can feel her heart pounding. This happens even when she is not doing any activity at all. It happens several times each day. I did stop her caffine and chocolate intake completely. When she was born she had PPS. It corrected itself and she was discharged from the cardiologist at the age on 1 year old. My 12 year old son was born with Pulmonary Atresia, Single Ventricle, Transposition of the Great Vessels, Tetrology of Falot, and has had four heart surgeries. He is post Fontan and also has a leaky Tricuspid Valve and Hypoxia. He also has heart related Asthma. My other daughter was born with Patent Ovale Ductus which corrected itself by the age of 1 year. So that being said all 3 of my children were born with some sort of heart defect. I have contacted our Pediatric Cardiologist and we are waiting on our appointment. She is going to put my daughter Valerie on a Heart Monitor as well as do other tests. The cardiologist seems to think that she could be developing some sort of rapid heart beat. She says that this can be treated. I am extremely worried!! Now I would like to ask, how serious is rapid heart beat? Does that lead to other underlying conditions. Could that cause other problems? I can say that congenital heart conditions do run in families. We are proof of that! Thanks! Misty
wait for a doctor or someone who is more proffesional than me to completely trust. But just thought id try and put your mind at rest from a patients point of view. I was born with pulmonary arteresia, tretology of fallot, VSD, anomolous coronary artery and heart related asthma. If she gets worried by it id suggest giving her a tounge spray of bach flower remedy, it really calms you and a lot of people with fast or slow heart rates take it as it can get quite anxious when these episodes occur. I am 15 and was diagnosed with atrial fibrilliation (only 2 years ago, so not from birth) i had symptoms ranging from lethargy, a thud feeling and flopping or droping feeling in the middle of my chest and sicknes and dizziness. Remember, where there's a will theres a way after 6 months of tests they diagnosed the atrial fibrillation, so remember it can always be found eventually no matter how random the symptoms. They went through loads of options with me tachycardia, brachycardia, wenchybach syndrome, 1st,2nd,3rd degree heart block (which i was also diagnosed with) and eventually they got there :) As far as im aware, if under treatment or being controlled its rare for rapid heart beats to cause to much problem in the future and yes rapid heart beats have been connected with other problems but more commonly in the elderly, and in people who already (like myself) have heart conditions. Im sure it will all be fine :) hopefully its a case of a quick treatment or a med or 2
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