Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group

Welcome to the Heart Rhythm Conditions group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
Did you know that the average heart beats 100,000 times a day? Millions of people live with heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) which occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heartbeats don't work properly. Let's connect with each other; we can share stories and learn about coping with the challenges, and living well with abnormal heart rhythms. I invite you to follow the group. Simply click the +FOLLOW icon on the group landing page.

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@twinkle23 since my kid has type 1 diabetes, I am very familiar with the A1c. A normal A1c does not rule out low blood sugar. It is a 3 month average and lows could be balanced out by high normal blood sugars. You could buy a blood glucose meter, very affordable, and test your blood sugar when you feel that way. I am having similar issues and feel "low" even in the low 70's, which is still considered normal. Sometimes those feelings will happen when the drop in blood sugar is fast, despite a blood sugar in the 70's. Other times I have been in the low 50's so I know that is what is causing my weakness. I carry glucose tablets and try to avoid sugar, which can boost blood sugar when then crashes. Protein and fat even things out. Or maybe it is your heart...but I would personally not do anything invasive until I had tried a meter!

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Thank you for that info. I will definitely get a meter. I got results from my carotid ultrasound today and there is narrowing seen and also nodules on my thyroid so that could contribute to my symptoms.

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@twinkie23

Thank you for that info. I will definitely get a meter. I got results from my carotid ultrasound today and there is narrowing seen and also nodules on my thyroid so that could contribute to my symptoms.

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My friend was just talking to me yesterday about the effects of elevated thyroid on heart. Hope that is an answer for you without invasive treatment!

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@soloact

I\'m Judith, age 72 with a birthday coming this spring. I have bradycardia (slow heart rate), which can get down to 38 bpm, and supraventricular tachycardia, known as SVT. But the SVT is intermittent and occasional, although it used to happen more often. It is most likely to happen with stress or exertion. Also have Grade II diastolic dysfunction, which translates to symptomatic heart failure, but doing relatively OK so far.

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Good afternoon @soloact I had a recent Zio patch showing SVT and EP was not planning on medication. There were 17 episodes in 2 weeks with max heart rates-250. I am an athlete and was concerned about driving my rate higher. They put me on low dose Toprol. I had an ECHO read as “ normal,” but have exercise intolerance when jogging for 2-3 years. The dobutamine stress test was “normal.” How was your diastolic dysfunction picked up? Any symptoms or medication?
Thank you

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I am new to these forums. I sent a response to @soloact. Will she receive this or is there something else that I should do?

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