Heart Rhythm Community
Sluggish Heart
About This Community:

A community of people experiencing Heart Rhythm concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, management, and treatment.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sluggish Heart

My husband (48 yrs) had a heart cath. 2 months ago, no blockages.  The doctor said he had a sluggish heart, what does that mean?  He has no pain and feels fine, but continues to have high Trig.(upper 200's) he's taking Tricor and Crestor.  His wt. is 198 and he's 5'11".  Should we be concerned about the sluggish heart comment? The doctor described it as a soft heart beat.  We are confused!  Would like your input.  Thanks!
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1247839157
All we have are the strange undefined words your doctor gave you... I doubt you'll find much doing a search on "sluggish heart"... but I didn't try either.  Ask him what he means, and what "it" means.

Is his blood pressure normal, or low? Low might be called sluggish, but I've never heard that used.. or maybe a low ejection fraction (usually measured in my experience with an echo cardiogram).  Did this comments come immediately following the catheter exam?

Doesn't seem to be any concern expressed from your doctor..  the 200 hr does need to be controlled.

The height/weight doesn't sound to me to be way over weight, but a lot of fat around the chest area could muffle the sound of the HB.  

Hope you get more and helpful inputs.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Hetherington lizzy Comment
Apr 23
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Shasara is ... Comment
Apr 22
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Lilymin joined this community
Welcome them!
Apr 22
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway