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Need advice with heart issues

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Jun 1, 2019 | Replies (69)

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My wife worked in several Doctor's Offices, Family, Pulmonary, and Cardiac practices. She wants to know if you're in the U.S., it's common to call your Doctor for advice. We keep in touch with ours through a medical insurance provider system, via email, we ask occasional questions, they reply or call, routine test results for Anticoagulation are given via the system, and we respond. The Doctors in our case are affiliated with the insurance provider.

I have Afib. When I was discharged, I was told by a hospital doctor that if my Heart Rate was 45 at rest, and I wasn't symptomatic, not to be concerned. If it was 160 and I wasn't symptomatic – Get to the Emergency Room.

Before the advent of Afib, my heart rate was in the mid 50's at rest. I'd express concern to another cardiologist at the time, he told me they have patients with Heart Rates in the 40s, it's no concern (he said).

I was taking a good amount of another Beta Blocker, after Afib started, and I'm now been taken off the original Beta Blocker and put on a new one, my pulse is 65 or higher.

See your doctor in a timely manner, write down questions that you have, ask him using the list. I often write them up and hand them to the doctor.

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Thanks you all for the responses. My doctor seems to be ok with my heart rate being low. I get lightheaded at times but not always when it’s low. I have a mild pain in my sternum but nothing insane. Just annoying. I believe to be condritis or reflux as I had a scope done they said I had a small hiatal hernia. I’m curious if that could cause some of my chest pains?

I will be done with my event monitor this week so hopefully nothing bad will come from that.

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