Heart problems, unknown cause

Posted by deepakkumar @deepakkumar, Thu, Apr 11 11:29pm

m heart rate had go to very fast last night at 3.00 am about 120 to 130 per minutes, when i change position and go to outdoor slowly and return to bedroom, it become normal and I sleep again. Again when i weak up in morning, again heart rate is about 110 to 120. This type of happen three times in 5 months . I tested for ECG, EcoCG,EEG, Ions, CBC,BP and DC. all are normal. Also sometime when i am in standing or sitting, a sudden cardiac arrest type of event occur and I have faint, sweeting.

@afrobin

My father's sister also suffered for periods where her heart raced and skipped beats (Atrial Fibrillation Afib) and she was on beta blockers. She had to have several ablations…a medical procedure to shock the heart back into a steady rhythm. She would not stop drinking coffee or smoking…but she lived to age 88. I am 70 and besides the usual arthritis et..my heart is absolutely fine. I am sure you will also be fine. But until you see the cardiologist, stop all stimulants…even tea unless it is decaffeinated. I will bet you have no more episodes. And get exercise every day.
Are you taking any other drug that can cause your heart to react, such as thyroid medication? Are you taking decongestants for a cold?

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Also , I do ecg for about 5 times at different times and all are normal !

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@afrobin

My father's sister also suffered for periods where her heart raced and skipped beats (Atrial Fibrillation Afib) and she was on beta blockers. She had to have several ablations…a medical procedure to shock the heart back into a steady rhythm. She would not stop drinking coffee or smoking…but she lived to age 88. I am 70 and besides the usual arthritis et..my heart is absolutely fine. I am sure you will also be fine. But until you see the cardiologist, stop all stimulants…even tea unless it is decaffeinated. I will bet you have no more episodes. And get exercise every day.
Are you taking any other drug that can cause your heart to react, such as thyroid medication? Are you taking decongestants for a cold?

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Also i do 2 times thyroid test and both are normal !

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@afrobin

My father's sister also suffered for periods where her heart raced and skipped beats (Atrial Fibrillation Afib) and she was on beta blockers. She had to have several ablations…a medical procedure to shock the heart back into a steady rhythm. She would not stop drinking coffee or smoking…but she lived to age 88. I am 70 and besides the usual arthritis et..my heart is absolutely fine. I am sure you will also be fine. But until you see the cardiologist, stop all stimulants…even tea unless it is decaffeinated. I will bet you have no more episodes. And get exercise every day.
Are you taking any other drug that can cause your heart to react, such as thyroid medication? Are you taking decongestants for a cold?

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Also , I never drink coffee or tea ! I never drink alcohol, no smoking and no tobacco products !

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Hi @deepakkumar,

I’m so glad you’ve joined Connect and ‘connected’ with incredible fellow-members – thanks @nene22 @danab @afrobin for your insights and suggestions. Deepak, might I also suggest you look into another form of tachycardia known as SVT – supra ventricular tachycardia? Episodes of SVT can be triggered by exercise, stress, gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, medications, caffeine, but most of the time it can occur for no particular reason at all. Basically, SVTs reflect and abnormal or extra electrical connection in the heart.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/supraventricular-tachycardia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355243

I’ve had SVTs ever since I can remember, and I know how debilitating these episodes can get! A few years ago, I had a cardiac ablation procedure, (which “resets” the heart’s electrical circuit), as my episodes were getting prolonged, occurred too often, and I couldn’t stop the fast heart rate with any of the vagal maneuvers. In my case, my heart rate was 210 beats per minute! Most people experience an improvement after SVT ablation, but there’s a fair chance that palpitations may return – as they have in my case – and the procedure can be repeated. But, here I am, and so far so good for the both of us, I should say:)
Fortunately, SVT is rarely life-threatening, yet if your heart races for more than a few minutes, or if you start experiencing chest pain, you should go to the emergency room.

I’m tagging @ronbyrd @sue225 @ajmario @ktcrosswalk1 @jigglejaws94 @loli @cheris @martishka @texas7777 @mikeyp @hilly2016 @anniegk Mentor @predictable and you may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
– Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) and Running https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/supra-ventricular-tachycardia-psvt-and-running/
– Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-could-this-possibly-be/
– New and totally lost https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-and-totally-lost/

@deepakkumar, how often do the episodes occur? Do you know if any family member has a history of tachycardia?

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Avoid decongestants if you have any issues with your heart racing or skipping beats….as well as all the other things I listed which my cardiologist told me to avoid.
Do you take vitamin D all fall, winter and spring? If you live in the East (India, Pakistan…) and are in the sun a lot, then maybe you don't need to take vitamin D. But for those of us who live in the north (I live in Montreal, Canada), everyone needs to take vitamin D supplements every day to keep healthy. They bolster the immune system so they help fight colds, infections and even cancer.

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Your racing heart doesn't happen often so don't worry about it. My heart was racing and skipping beats all day, every day and I felt light headed, faint and weak. You could see it very clearly on EKGs. I couldn't live like that so I had to be on a drug to make my heart steady. Your issues only happen once in a while so I think you can control it by being very careful to avoid stimulants.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @deepakkumar,

I’m so glad you’ve joined Connect and ‘connected’ with incredible fellow-members – thanks @nene22 @danab @afrobin for your insights and suggestions. Deepak, might I also suggest you look into another form of tachycardia known as SVT – supra ventricular tachycardia? Episodes of SVT can be triggered by exercise, stress, gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, medications, caffeine, but most of the time it can occur for no particular reason at all. Basically, SVTs reflect and abnormal or extra electrical connection in the heart.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/supraventricular-tachycardia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355243

I’ve had SVTs ever since I can remember, and I know how debilitating these episodes can get! A few years ago, I had a cardiac ablation procedure, (which “resets” the heart’s electrical circuit), as my episodes were getting prolonged, occurred too often, and I couldn’t stop the fast heart rate with any of the vagal maneuvers. In my case, my heart rate was 210 beats per minute! Most people experience an improvement after SVT ablation, but there’s a fair chance that palpitations may return – as they have in my case – and the procedure can be repeated. But, here I am, and so far so good for the both of us, I should say:)
Fortunately, SVT is rarely life-threatening, yet if your heart races for more than a few minutes, or if you start experiencing chest pain, you should go to the emergency room.

I’m tagging @ronbyrd @sue225 @ajmario @ktcrosswalk1 @jigglejaws94 @loli @cheris @martishka @texas7777 @mikeyp @hilly2016 @anniegk Mentor @predictable and you may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
– Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) and Running https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/supra-ventricular-tachycardia-psvt-and-running/
– Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-could-this-possibly-be/
– New and totally lost https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-and-totally-lost/

@deepakkumar, how often do the episodes occur? Do you know if any family member has a history of tachycardia?

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There is no family history of any type of heart problems. and my episode occur within 2 to 3 months, with may be 1 time or 2 to 5 times , there is no any timing and frequency. but it go away if i change position from sitting to sleeping or sleeping to standing.

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@afrobin

Your racing heart doesn't happen often so don't worry about it. My heart was racing and skipping beats all day, every day and I felt light headed, faint and weak. You could see it very clearly on EKGs. I couldn't live like that so I had to be on a drug to make my heart steady. Your issues only happen once in a while so I think you can control it by being very careful to avoid stimulants.

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My heart beats not skipped and ecg also good. but only once ecg detect sinus tachycardia.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @deepakkumar,

I’m so glad you’ve joined Connect and ‘connected’ with incredible fellow-members – thanks @nene22 @danab @afrobin for your insights and suggestions. Deepak, might I also suggest you look into another form of tachycardia known as SVT – supra ventricular tachycardia? Episodes of SVT can be triggered by exercise, stress, gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, medications, caffeine, but most of the time it can occur for no particular reason at all. Basically, SVTs reflect and abnormal or extra electrical connection in the heart.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/supraventricular-tachycardia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355243

I’ve had SVTs ever since I can remember, and I know how debilitating these episodes can get! A few years ago, I had a cardiac ablation procedure, (which “resets” the heart’s electrical circuit), as my episodes were getting prolonged, occurred too often, and I couldn’t stop the fast heart rate with any of the vagal maneuvers. In my case, my heart rate was 210 beats per minute! Most people experience an improvement after SVT ablation, but there’s a fair chance that palpitations may return – as they have in my case – and the procedure can be repeated. But, here I am, and so far so good for the both of us, I should say:)
Fortunately, SVT is rarely life-threatening, yet if your heart races for more than a few minutes, or if you start experiencing chest pain, you should go to the emergency room.

I’m tagging @ronbyrd @sue225 @ajmario @ktcrosswalk1 @jigglejaws94 @loli @cheris @martishka @texas7777 @mikeyp @hilly2016 @anniegk Mentor @predictable and you may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
– Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) and Running https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/supra-ventricular-tachycardia-psvt-and-running/
– Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-could-this-possibly-be/
– New and totally lost https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-and-totally-lost/

@deepakkumar, how often do the episodes occur? Do you know if any family member has a history of tachycardia?

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Also , I don't know that it is SVT or Sinus Tachycardia or both but it can't happen frequently, so the ecg can't be able to detect it at time of diagnosis ! what i do ?

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Last time I went to cardiologist he said my afib was now less than one percent of the time. I am a stubborn old man (89). LAst summer I had been having skipped heart almost every night between one and three in the night. After a life style evaluation I was determined to try to stop the attacks. I went through my meds one at a time , no result then stopped my alcohol, all kinds, even mouth wash with alcohol, stopped coffee, and started decaf. Stopped some aged cheeses. No sodas, any kind, no tea because it has more caffeine than coffee. Don’t smoke and haven’t for 38 years . I even found that chicken marsella (wine used for cooking the chicken) would start an attack. Net result of all this is afib has been contained
Also add two more things. IM now very careful about getting too tired from working, and try to get too upset . I still ride my bike every day , play bridge once. Week , do sudoko every day and travel where I want to go no matter how far,

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@exboater

Last time I went to cardiologist he said my afib was now less than one percent of the time. I am a stubborn old man (89). LAst summer I had been having skipped heart almost every night between one and three in the night. After a life style evaluation I was determined to try to stop the attacks. I went through my meds one at a time , no result then stopped my alcohol, all kinds, even mouth wash with alcohol, stopped coffee, and started decaf. Stopped some aged cheeses. No sodas, any kind, no tea because it has more caffeine than coffee. Don’t smoke and haven’t for 38 years . I even found that chicken marsella (wine used for cooking the chicken) would start an attack. Net result of all this is afib has been contained
Also add two more things. IM now very careful about getting too tired from working, and try to get too upset . I still ride my bike every day , play bridge once. Week , do sudoko every day and travel where I want to go no matter how far,

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Thanks for that. I was diagnosed on 3/8 after calling an ambulance & winding up in the ER. I had been drinking coffee (sometimes all day) and green tea every afternooon plus had one to two glasses of red wine with and after dinner almost every night and am convinced that's what caused my afib. It's been a rough five weeks, but after cutting out all caffeine and wine, and drinking a glass of V8 juice every day, my heart seems to be behaving better. I still have occasional chest pain though. My first cardiologist appointment is in less than two days now (it took this long to get a referral and get an appointment), and I'll see what he says. Another cause for mine might be sleep apnea. That seems to be an overlooked culprit on a lot of these threads. The only solution to that is the CPAP machine, which everybody hates to even think about.
One thing you didn't mention is whether you are on meds. I was placed on blood thinners that first night in the ER and now I am told I can't go off them for the rest of my life. I also take Diltiazem to keep my heart from racing.

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@catmom777

Thanks for that. I was diagnosed on 3/8 after calling an ambulance & winding up in the ER. I had been drinking coffee (sometimes all day) and green tea every afternooon plus had one to two glasses of red wine with and after dinner almost every night and am convinced that's what caused my afib. It's been a rough five weeks, but after cutting out all caffeine and wine, and drinking a glass of V8 juice every day, my heart seems to be behaving better. I still have occasional chest pain though. My first cardiologist appointment is in less than two days now (it took this long to get a referral and get an appointment), and I'll see what he says. Another cause for mine might be sleep apnea. That seems to be an overlooked culprit on a lot of these threads. The only solution to that is the CPAP machine, which everybody hates to even think about.
One thing you didn't mention is whether you are on meds. I was placed on blood thinners that first night in the ER and now I am told I can't go off them for the rest of my life. I also take Diltiazem to keep my heart from racing.

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I have no any atrial fibrillation problem.

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@catmom777

Thanks for that. I was diagnosed on 3/8 after calling an ambulance & winding up in the ER. I had been drinking coffee (sometimes all day) and green tea every afternooon plus had one to two glasses of red wine with and after dinner almost every night and am convinced that's what caused my afib. It's been a rough five weeks, but after cutting out all caffeine and wine, and drinking a glass of V8 juice every day, my heart seems to be behaving better. I still have occasional chest pain though. My first cardiologist appointment is in less than two days now (it took this long to get a referral and get an appointment), and I'll see what he says. Another cause for mine might be sleep apnea. That seems to be an overlooked culprit on a lot of these threads. The only solution to that is the CPAP machine, which everybody hates to even think about.
One thing you didn't mention is whether you are on meds. I was placed on blood thinners that first night in the ER and now I am told I can't go off them for the rest of my life. I also take Diltiazem to keep my heart from racing.

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I am on a lot of pills for several problems . I take atenolol for gout, I have diabetics I take simvastatin for, I had total heart block , level three , I also have high blood pressure . I take metapropanol, a clonidine patch, potassium pills, vitamins glucosamine fit joints, cbd for back pains, and citrulline to help my circulation.
I might add that my arythms almost always happened between one and three in the morning. Tea has more cafine than coffee. Many sodas also affect afib. Look at your food for problems
And weight is a big problems. We can never cure afib, but can control it most of the time. Read up the causes on Mayo Clinic and Cleveland clinic and other internet sights

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Did you know, Exboater, that lifestyle changes could greatly affect your health? If you lose weight, you could cure your type 2 diabetes. If you lose weight and stop drinking beer and eating turkey, your gout could disappear. According to Canadian research specialists in cholesterol, you only need statins if you are a man in your forties who has already had a heart attack. Statins into the garbage! If you exercise, your BP could lower significantly. If you stop drinking coffee and tea and any other stimulants AND do aerobic exercise every day…your arrhythmias can disappear as mine did. And GONE are all the drugs that cause nasty side effects! CURED and DRUG FREE and looking forward to a long and healthy life!!

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