Heart Rhythm Community
bradycardia after heart attack
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

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

bradycardia after heart attack

I had a n MI a year ago and was put on usual meds. because of cocerns about low heart rate - resting sometimes under 40 bpm - I was taken off beta blockers. However still have rate in low 40s and am due to be fitted with a Holter monitor to record it over 24 hours. No symptoms apart from cold feet and fingers, and occasional dizziness if standing suddenly.
What is the danger of no treatment? Is the only treatmnt a pacemaker?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
612551_tn?1247839157
From what you say you sound to be rather stable and even independent of the Beta Blocker.... that suggest to me you are at very low risk of a stop, and it seems your doctor also sees it that was as you are still scheduled for tests.

I am not aware of any medications that would speed you HR up in a reliable way... you doctor surely knows.  

I believe a pacemaker or an ICD may be needed to give your that extra protection against a heart stop.  

There are others on this community who have specific experience, hope one of more will pitch in.
Blank
995271_tn?1312416925
I echo the good info from Jerry,

The only other thing I can think of is identifying the source of the brady.  If it's idiopathic and asymptomatic doing nothing is probably a good option.

If the brady is from av block or other conduction issue other decisions will have to be made including the possibility of a pacemaker to be on the safe side.  

Your holter study should flush out the info.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
The Truth About Exercise—The Case f...
Jul 12 by gymdandee
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon commented on Dear MH Friends..Upda...
Jul 11
5194006_tn?1380823487
Blank
KylieRMs_momma My baby girl is officially ... Comment
Jul 11
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA