I am 58 years old female and have a three generation (women on maternal side) history of serious heart disease in my family. Although I did everything to avoid it (healthy eating, lifestyle, exercise, etc.), I got it 20 years earlier than any other relative.
I had Triple By-Pass in April, 2001 and was hospitalized for atrial fibrillation and tachycardia in June, 2001 and November 2002. I then learned my left atrial is enlarged.
I just discovered (via a 30 day EKG monitor) that I am having PAC triplets, supra ventricular ectopy, ventricular ectopy, ventricular triplets, ventricular couplets, sudden rate increase (55-98), sinus bradycardia and SVPB. I am having all of them on a daily basis for about 5 weeks now. They are very uncomfortable and I am concerned about sudden death. I read that pvc triplets w/increased heart rate often results in sudden death. I have also read that anti-rhythmics are not effective on pvcs. Can you please suggest treatment options, physical restrictions, risks and prognosis. My liver enzymes are elevated (62) this month. I never drink alcohol, have a long history of exercising and eat extremely healthy. My cholesterol is 130's. My resting heart rate is around 50..
I have worked out (treadmill 30 min. @ 3.2 mph w/1.5 incline, 90 sit-ups, light (7.5 lbs) weight training) in a gym until two weeks ago to keep my heart strong. I am now afraid to go back. Can I work out and if so, should I do an easier work-out?
I am on Sotalol, 80 mg., BID, Zetia, 10 mg., OD, Warfarin Sodium, 5 mg., OD, 5x/wk. & 7.5 mg. OD 2x/wk., Caduet, 5mg/20mg, OD, Niaspan, 500mg., OD, Folic Acid, 1 mg, OD, Sertraline Hcl, 50 mg., OD, Fexofenadine Hcl, 180 mg., OD, Co-Enzyme Q10, 120mg, OD and Calcium w/D, 500mg., OD.
Thank you sooo much for your attention.