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Jan 26, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
I can't think of anything physiological that would create migraines. Perhaps it's a reaction to anesthesia or drugs used during the procedure. Heparin is often administered to prevent clotting along with adrenaline to rev your heart up during the study. What you're experiencing is with the little jumps, skips, and short runs of SVT is perf...
Jan 25, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 6
Yes, I had mine done 4 years ago for AVRT. Mine has been good so far.
Jan 24, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 6
I havent, but I've seen a number of people pass through the forum with problems similar to yours. It is possible for an ablation to reveal another problematic location. I'm thinking the electrophysiologist is doing a little damage control in saying it's another location as opposed to saying, "I didn't get it all..." Regardless...
Jan 18, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
A Holter monitor, named in honor of Norman Holter, inventor of cardiac telemetric monitoring will capture a 24 hour slice of your cardiac activities. People will sometimes experience ectopics during an illness. I have no idea why, but I too sometimes feel them prior to an illness or times of high fever when my heart rate is elevated as my body tries to cool...
Jan 18, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
25mg a day is a rather low dose. By comparison, I'm on 75mg. I've been as high as 200mg. Definitely followup with a cardiologist.
Jan 16, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
If you're already taking Lisonopril for hypertension, be cautious, Metoprolol is often a very effective, cheap method for for control of hypertension as well. I now take it for that very reason. My guess is they put you on a low dose. What did they prescribe?
Jan 13, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 10
" .....I have a 24 hour holter monitor booked for mid Feb......" Keep in mind that 24 hours is just a paper thin slice in your day to day life. A Holter monitor may not show anything purely because your heart didn't "do it's thing" on that particular day. If this is a intermittent type of thing, if it's something that y...
Jan 12, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
"......It usually occurs at the same time each night - 3:30-4:30am. I awake short of breath, my ears begin to ring loudly,......" I just want to throw this out there. I'm not trying to muddy the waters. But these are classic symptoms as the result of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Are you overweight? Do you snore? Could be OSA.
Jan 12, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 14
There are plenty of us here who completely understand what it's like to live with it. We're always here!
Jan 12, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
Yes, this would happen to me occasionally. But what I'd experience most just prior to getting a cold or respiratory infection were PVC clusters. When I started to feel them, I knew that quite often that sickness was coming. Because my SVT events were precipitated by PVC's, this makes sense. I remember I'd tell my wife that I think I was goi...