Heart Rhythm Community
heart pauses while pooping?
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

heart pauses while pooping?

hi , i was just wondering if anyone can give me some insight
i have a heart arythmia and have been to multiple cardiologists and have been told i had a minor heart arythmia but overall i was healthy, and recently went to one of the best cardiologists in new jersey and he made me feel very comfortable with my diagnosis and gave me a great explanation as to what was going on with my heart

so fastforward to today i was sitting on the toilet and pushing my abdominal muscles to relieve myself, i was pushing a little harder than normal but not that hard when suddenly i felt my heart rate speed up to an extremely fast pace and i got a splitting headache for just a few seconds, right after my head started throbbing my heart stopped for literally about 3 seconds and then an extremely forceful heartbeat after wards, seeing as it's saturday i will call my doctor on monday and inform him on what had just happened i figured i would post on here to see if anyone could provide any insight on what had just happened to me..

thanks.
1423357_tn?1373023915
This is quite often a cardiac response to pushing or straining when having a BM. This is a Valsalva maneuver that abruptly changes internal pressure which can have a profound effect on cardiac rhythm.  This technique is often done to break episodes of SVT.  Many of us here have experienced the same same thing.
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
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
4 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
7 hrs ago
5194006_tn?1380823487
Blank
KylieRMs_momma I have baby fever! I went t... Comment
Aug 15
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
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