Heart Problems, Cardiac Symptoms, But Test Results Normal

Posted by deepakkumar @deepakkumar, Apr 11, 2019

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.

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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@jacob98898

I’m 21, I have been going to the heart doctors for the last 8 years of my life and they keep saying oh you’ll grow out of this etc. I’ve had a heart cath done before. I just want to know how to fix what is going on with me. I was also in the hospital the other day with a resting heart rate of 170. I’m on bystolic 5mg but it doesn’t seem to help.

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They have said I had sinus tachycardia and they proceed to keep telling me i’ll Just grow out of it. It’s been 8 years….

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@jacob98898

I’m 21, I have been going to the heart doctors for the last 8 years of my life and they keep saying oh you’ll grow out of this etc. I’ve had a heart cath done before. I just want to know how to fix what is going on with me. I was also in the hospital the other day with a resting heart rate of 170. I’m on bystolic 5mg but it doesn’t seem to help.

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@jacob98898 Welcome to our community of caring people .Are you under a Cardiologist care ?You should be .If one Dr,s opinion isn't satifactory to you find another Dr

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@lioness

@jacob98898 Welcome to our community of caring people .Are you under a Cardiologist care ?You should be .If one Dr,s opinion isn't satifactory to you find another Dr

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I currently see two “specialists” one for the inner heat and one for the outter heart. Just seems like they are running me in circles.

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@jacob98898

I’m 21, I have been going to the heart doctors for the last 8 years of my life and they keep saying oh you’ll grow out of this etc. I’ve had a heart cath done before. I just want to know how to fix what is going on with me. I was also in the hospital the other day with a resting heart rate of 170. I’m on bystolic 5mg but it doesn’t seem to help.

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@jacob98898 Do they both agree

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@jacob98898

I’m 21, I have been going to the heart doctors for the last 8 years of my life and they keep saying oh you’ll grow out of this etc. I’ve had a heart cath done before. I just want to know how to fix what is going on with me. I was also in the hospital the other day with a resting heart rate of 170. I’m on bystolic 5mg but it doesn’t seem to help.

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I wouldn't worry alot about the term Sinus Tachycardia anyone including me with a transplanted heart has that. It means you have a normal sinus rhythm and tachycardia means fast heart rate. Mine averages 100-110 resting and can normally go up to 140 when im like climbing the stairs. Before my transplant tho i had ventricular tachycardia which is very dangerous. My daughter went through a similar case as yours her heart rate at rest with a normal heart is around 100. She went to my dr that also treated me back when i had a bad heart and he couldn't find anything either. He feels she has a lot of anxiety and needs to find ways to relax. So a second opinion is an option but maybe its something not heart related. For a healthy young person like yourself your heart while exercising can easily go ip to 70-80% of your max and at 21 your max is 220-21 or 199. Now you would not want it to stay there very long but you got some room. The say while exercising you should shoot for 70-80% of you max. My only concern is when you say it was 170 while resting and it was a normal sinus rhythm. Very odd. One thing for me i know is when I'm a little dehydrated my heart rate avg goes up. Do you drink plenty of water? That would also help lower your heart rate. Let us know what you find out?

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@danab

I wouldn't worry alot about the term Sinus Tachycardia anyone including me with a transplanted heart has that. It means you have a normal sinus rhythm and tachycardia means fast heart rate. Mine averages 100-110 resting and can normally go up to 140 when im like climbing the stairs. Before my transplant tho i had ventricular tachycardia which is very dangerous. My daughter went through a similar case as yours her heart rate at rest with a normal heart is around 100. She went to my dr that also treated me back when i had a bad heart and he couldn't find anything either. He feels she has a lot of anxiety and needs to find ways to relax. So a second opinion is an option but maybe its something not heart related. For a healthy young person like yourself your heart while exercising can easily go ip to 70-80% of your max and at 21 your max is 220-21 or 199. Now you would not want it to stay there very long but you got some room. The say while exercising you should shoot for 70-80% of you max. My only concern is when you say it was 170 while resting and it was a normal sinus rhythm. Very odd. One thing for me i know is when I'm a little dehydrated my heart rate avg goes up. Do you drink plenty of water? That would also help lower your heart rate. Let us know what you find out?

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Yes I was hydrated but I was having chest pain and dizziness as well.

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@jacob98898

Yes I was hydrated but I was having chest pain and dizziness as well.

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@jacob98898 yes i read that and chest pain is a funny thing. Being someone that has heart issues for a long time i used to confuse muscle strain and even acid reflux as chest pain. The funny thing that used to drive me crazy was which one was causing it. The heart and top of the stomach are both in the same spot. With me i finally used another symptom to help me know it was my pulse. When my heart went into an arrythmia i could tell by my pulse it got really fast to the point i could not feel it. But i think you would know a full blown arrythmya since you get very short of breath at the same time. But as others suggest get another opinion. I am not a doctor the things i mentioned is only what i felt. I hope you the best.

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