Bradycardia

Posted by weiskopffstrong @weiskopffstrong, Wed, Jan 1 12:09am

Hello all
I was diagnosed last year with Bradycardia. My resting HR is between 45 & 53. I have been having shortness of breath, pain from left side of my chest to my arm pit. At times of exercise,excited or upset I cant breath ! I had several cardiologist look at the 4 stress test one wanted to do a pacemaker. The other wanted me to get my weight up. I went with the weight. I've been really trying but the last few days I feel different. Tired Exhausted actually! I'm 45 mother of 5 I dont know how to slow down. I need help getting back to myself ! Just hoping to find a doctor that cares ! The last one spent 15 minutes to tell me what the first one told me & said see you in 6 months.

These were from tonight

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Sounds like you need a new doctor. Ask friends about which doctors are good. Go online and check reviews about different local doctors. When you try to get an appointment with whoever you choose, tell them what is happening and you might be able to get in to see them earlier. You have to be your own advocate. If you have good insurance, try the emergency room when your heartbeat is so low. This is what I would do.

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Have you had a heart monitor yet. I had one for a few days and one for 2 weeks. It showed pauses which allegedly could lead to fainting. My diagnosis now bradycardia, tackycardia & AFIB. I reluctantly had pacemaker put in last week. It has worked 18 % of time to keep Brady in check/ to keep from going too low, that is in the 40’s. Pacemaker is to keep pace at 60, not below.

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@nene22

Sounds like you need a new doctor. Ask friends about which doctors are good. Go online and check reviews about different local doctors. When you try to get an appointment with whoever you choose, tell them what is happening and you might be able to get in to see them earlier. You have to be your own advocate. If you have good insurance, try the emergency room when your heartbeat is so low. This is what I would do.

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Thank you for your advice I am hoping by reaching out i can connect with someone who can help

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@lov

Have you had a heart monitor yet. I had one for a few days and one for 2 weeks. It showed pauses which allegedly could lead to fainting. My diagnosis now bradycardia, tackycardia & AFIB. I reluctantly had pacemaker put in last week. It has worked 18 % of time to keep Brady in check/ to keep from going too low, that is in the 40’s. Pacemaker is to keep pace at 60, not below.

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Hello
I have had the monitor I had it on for 24 hrs. I Think it's time to find a doctor who wants to look a little closer & help me manage this. During sleep I'm in the 30s the last 2 nights

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I finally agreed to pacemaker after being told by my Mayo Clinic E.P. that I have sinus node dysfunction …Brady/tachy/ pauses. It can only be diagnosed with an electrophysiology study for aFib ablation. I gave in after 4 yrs of heart pauses that sometimes I felt like blacking out. Ironically, it was at the Stop aFib Conference Aug.2018, I borrowed daughter’s Apple Watch, I could see how really low my heart rate was going, and speeding up randomly. I felt crappy. No more. The pacemaker immediately got rid of pauses while in recovery. Doc was so pleased..it was like he was looking at his science experiment, and got an “A” ! Ppl of all ages need pacemakers, so don’t hesitate. It will give you your active life back. I had same experience of 2 wk monitor in Texas and E.P. Doc said see you in a YEAR🤨. I headed back to Mayo Clinic the very next month…best decision for me.

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@texas14

I finally agreed to pacemaker after being told by my Mayo Clinic E.P. that I have sinus node dysfunction …Brady/tachy/ pauses. It can only be diagnosed with an electrophysiology study for aFib ablation. I gave in after 4 yrs of heart pauses that sometimes I felt like blacking out. Ironically, it was at the Stop aFib Conference Aug.2018, I borrowed daughter’s Apple Watch, I could see how really low my heart rate was going, and speeding up randomly. I felt crappy. No more. The pacemaker immediately got rid of pauses while in recovery. Doc was so pleased..it was like he was looking at his science experiment, and got an “A” ! Ppl of all ages need pacemakers, so don’t hesitate. It will give you your active life back. I had same experience of 2 wk monitor in Texas and E.P. Doc said see you in a YEAR🤨. I headed back to Mayo Clinic the very next month…best decision for me.

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Thank you for sharing your story. I've never been so scared ! I've been through 2 spinal surgeries and deal with neck pain every day on top of what's been going on with my heart. I want my life back ! I'm gonna try to call my doctors in the morning.

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Hi everyone
I'm just getting home from my appointment. Cardiologist now thinks I have POTS. (POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) although some of my symptoms make sense. I'm really concerned that he hasn't had an EP look at my test. He wasnt even concerned about my numbers or shortness of breathe. He started the conversation by saying I need to start eating 3 meals a day ! I admit I do not have a good relationship with food but I have maintained a weight of 119. I stopped him and told it it's more than that ! He said well then its probably POTS 🤦‍♀️ felt like it was not even thought through. I'm wearing a holster for 48 hours and although annoyed for me asking my cardiologist said I will be scheduled with an EP in the next 2 weeks. In the meantime he will run the test for him. What should I do guys. Is anyone familiar with POTS ?

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@weiskopffstrong

Hi everyone
I'm just getting home from my appointment. Cardiologist now thinks I have POTS. (POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) although some of my symptoms make sense. I'm really concerned that he hasn't had an EP look at my test. He wasnt even concerned about my numbers or shortness of breathe. He started the conversation by saying I need to start eating 3 meals a day ! I admit I do not have a good relationship with food but I have maintained a weight of 119. I stopped him and told it it's more than that ! He said well then its probably POTS 🤦‍♀️ felt like it was not even thought through. I'm wearing a holster for 48 hours and although annoyed for me asking my cardiologist said I will be scheduled with an EP in the next 2 weeks. In the meantime he will run the test for him. What should I do guys. Is anyone familiar with POTS ?

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Are taking any meds for your heart?

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@suzanne2019

Are taking any meds for your heart?

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@suzanne2019 I'm not taking any medications.

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@suzanne2019

Are taking any meds for your heart?

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This is today's numbers

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@weiskopffstrong

Hi everyone
I'm just getting home from my appointment. Cardiologist now thinks I have POTS. (POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) although some of my symptoms make sense. I'm really concerned that he hasn't had an EP look at my test. He wasnt even concerned about my numbers or shortness of breathe. He started the conversation by saying I need to start eating 3 meals a day ! I admit I do not have a good relationship with food but I have maintained a weight of 119. I stopped him and told it it's more than that ! He said well then its probably POTS 🤦‍♀️ felt like it was not even thought through. I'm wearing a holster for 48 hours and although annoyed for me asking my cardiologist said I will be scheduled with an EP in the next 2 weeks. In the meantime he will run the test for him. What should I do guys. Is anyone familiar with POTS ?

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Just my opinion, but your very low resting heart rate is not a simple in office “ off the cuff” diagnosis of POTS. I am not familiar w that condition but read it’s symptoms on Mayo website. You need a new doctor and definitely look for your own electrophysiologist. I rely on multiple reviews and (where they did medical training.. it matters), when researching a doctor. Do your own, don’t rely on your current Dr. if you could go to Mayo Clinic, they have the BEST.

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