Thyroid Disorders Community
Abnormal EKG with Hashi's
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

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

Abnormal EKG with Hashi's

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease approx 1 year ago.  I started having chest pain & was given a echo, that was normal, & a stress test that showed the EKG that was abnormal toward the end & for the first few minutes afterward.  The doc did an angiogram (assuming that I had blockage) & I didn't have any blockage at all.  Should I assume all is well?
Blank
219241_tn?1357815389
Sorry I ought to have clarified my answer a bit better, seems Hashimoto brain fog makes my mind focus too much on one idea and forgets the other ones!
I had hyper stage before getting my hypo stage and I believe it was in that time being hyper that my heart started to play up. Yes, Barb you are right, Hashi's per se is not the cause of heart arrythmia's but auto-immune disease of another type can.
I have transient atrial fibrilliation and of course, Hashi's, so when we generalise our illnesses it can appear they are connected. Not having my ongoing pain in the rear end of an illness fully understood and diagnosed, all I can say is not getting answers like Hashimess is going through is a worse pain in the rear end!
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
When you were diagnosed with Hashi's were you put on med?  If so, what med and what dosage?  Were there other thyroid tests done - such as, TSH, FT3 and FT4?  If so, what were the results and the lab's reference ranges?  The reference ranges vary from lab to lab, so must come from your own report.

It's almost never safe to make assumptions.  What did your doctor say?  
Blank
219241_tn?1357815389
I have Hashi's and was in hospital around 3 years ago with an abnormal EKG too. I spent a week in hospital for them to send me home saying everything was 'normal'
I since have had a Holter Monitor which records your heart for 24 hours and any abnormalities. I have Atrial Fibrilliation. Not overly serious but enough to scare the daylights out of me when I get bad heart palpitations!
I believe it is caused partly by my sleep apnoea and also the Hashi's I had undiagnosed for 15 years causing damage.

Did you see a cardiologist?
Sometimes the medication we take can be skewiff for a while and cause heart problems too.
Blank
1463533_tn?1286059154
When the rheumatologist diagnosed the Hashi's, he did so based on the antibodies to the thyroid.  My thyroid tests that I get every few months are still in the normal range, although I don't know the exact numbers.  Apparently they are suffiicient to not need any medication for that.  I did have a ultrasound of my thyroid by an ENT, who confirmed Thyroidititis.  
My post-angiogram consult with the cardio is on Tuesday.  I just wanted to show up with more informed questions, if possible.  Thank you for taking your time to help me.
Blank
1463533_tn?1286059154
I did go to a cardiologist, he was the one that performed the stress test EKG & Angiogram.  My fear is that my autoimmune system is now targeting a DIFFERENT area (ie: my heart as well as thyroid).  I realize that cardiologists don't always have a great knowledge of autoimmune disorders, so I wanted to come to my follow up appt with good questions that will make him think & make good decisions with me.  Thank you for helping me with this mess.  :-)
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
Thyroid antibodies will not attack other parts of the body; they only attack the thyroid.  When the thyroid is destroyed, those antibodies will go into remission; they will not move on to other parts of your body, such as the heart.

Please be aware that when we are diagnosed with one autoimmune disease, there's a possibility that we will be diagnosed with another at some point - I have Hashimoto's and Pernicious Anemia - both autoimmune, but they don't involve the same antibodies.
Blank
219241_tn?1357815389
Sorry I ought to have clarified my answer a bit better, seems Hashimoto brain fog makes my mind focus too much on one idea and forgets the other ones!
I had hyper stage before getting my hypo stage and I believe it was in that time being hyper that my heart started to play up. Yes, Barb you are right, Hashi's per se is not the cause of heart arrythmia's but auto-immune disease of another type can.
I have transient atrial fibrilliation and of course, Hashi's, so when we generalise our illnesses it can appear they are connected. Not having my ongoing pain in the rear end of an illness fully understood and diagnosed, all I can say is not getting answers like Hashimess is going through is a worse pain in the rear end!
Blank
1463533_tn?1286059154
I understood what you meant.  I thank all of you for trying to enlighten me.  I have so many different nuances going on, I think I'm going mad sometimes.  Talking to people that have lived through it & come out sane on the other side, brings me peace.  :-)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders 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 Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach