My son, age 15, will sometimes have episodes whereas he has a resting heart rate of over 160 beats a minutes for several minutes. He will have a series of these episodes over a period of days then he will be fine for a few days or even a few weeks.
If you put your hand over his chest while he is having an episode, you can feel his heart pounding so hard as if he had been running and suddenly stopped. Sometimes instead of a fast heartbeat he will have slow and hard heartbeat.
The episodes leave him extremely weak, especially in his legs. He is also starting to have throbbing pain in his chest during these episodes and arm pain.
I have taken him to 2 Cardiologists that have done EKG's, Echo Cardiograms, and heart monitors. Even though they caught one of his episodes whereas his resting heartbeat was 163 beats a minute for 15 minutes, the doctors said it was no big deal because the heartbeat, although fast, was normal and his heart is structurally sound. He suggested I take him to a psychiatrist.
My son continues to get worst and I feel so lost. I'm hoping that someone on this forum might of had some similar experiences or may of heard of something.
My other son has a very rare illness that no one could figure out. Finally someone on another forum similar to this one nailed it and saved his life.
Thanks in advance! I appreciate you taking the time to read my post.
(On a programming note, I posted this on the other heart forum when I should have posted it on this one. I apologize in advance if you have already read the post.)