Anyone experiencing post covid heart issues?

Posted by emilycoop03 @emilycoop03, Aug 2, 2022

hello,
I am 19yrs old and have had Covid twice, once at the start of the year 7th Jan and recently 8th of July. I am finding now i have some symptoms of POTS but am not sure. my resting heart rate is around 60-72bpm but when I stand up it increases to around the 120bpm mark, my head also gets tight and I feel very dizzy and fatigued. my blood pressure however is high. normally i am healthy and active but when going for a walk my heart rate reaches nearly 160pbm and get out of breath fast. i do also get sharp pains around heart and chest area. has anyone else experienced this? or know what it could be? thankyou:)

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I had Covid in May and experienced rapid pulse. Wearing a heart monitor now to determine what’s going on. I believe Covid does cause rapid pulse.

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I was born with a birth heart defect that causes me all kinds of problems. Tachycardia is the medical term for the heart going to fast without doing exercise. If your heart rate was 160 just sitting, you could have a SA Node issue, that’s the body’s natural pacemaker. If you are concerned about your heart, I would advise you to schedule an appointment with an Electrophysiologist. That’s a specialist in the electrical aspect of the heart, including the SA Node. Becky1024

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The same with me
This is the 2nd time I had Covid
First time 2 months post infection I started to have abnormal than average heart rate going up to 160/180 for a minute at a time
Subsided after 3 months then had Covid again in June and am facing same issue
Have been capturing the rate on my Apple Watch
Wondering if it’s accurate

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Get into your primary doctor asap! Many long covids have reported your similar symptoms. Don't wait!

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I was a very healthy, active person before COVID, then started the same symptoms about 1 month after infection-that was 1 1/2 years ago when there was little research available to doctors. Finally, I got a '21 day Event Monitor' order from my PMD; a holter monitor is for too short of a time. It was the final evidence of 'Inappropriate Tachycardia'-a heart rate disproportionate to my activity. My cardiologist tells me he is seeing this a lot with his covid patients, and not necessarily those who were hospitalized. I am now on Metoprolol for heart rate control. There is a lot of information on nih.gov, the National Institute of Health; look under COVID and Tachycardia (fast heart rate). There are several possible diagnoses-POTS is certainly one. CDC's website also has great info-you are not alone.
I kept a daily journal, documented my activity (walking at slow, normal, fast rate, climbing stairs, towel drying after a shower, laundry/folding sheets, at rest, getting up and walking after sitting) and heart rate to show the data to my PMD. My heart rate went to 150 washing my hair!! My EKG, Stress Test, Echocardiogram, a test that had me riding a bike and hooked to a monitor…. were all "normal". I am an ER Nurse with 40 years of experience and ran a half marathon for my 60th birthday. I have a lifetime of knowledge about heart rates. It took a LOT of persistence to get the Event Monitor which objectively confirmed the symptoms.

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I am curious as to your activities that caused the second Covid infection.
I was hospitalized in Oct for Covid and pneumonia. As everyone did, I locked myself away when the pandemic first arrived. I had been so careful, and still will not resume my normal social activities because I have Long Covid .
I live in a 55+ community and the activities, dances, concerts have been in full swing and packed for several months now. I would love to do something other than going from one doctor to the next. Do you think you resumed your activities too soon? I

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I am curious as to your activities that caused the second Covid infection.
I was hospitalized in Oct for Covid and pneumonia. As everyone did, I locked myself away when the pandemic first arrived. I had been so careful, and still will not resume my normal social activities because I have Long Covid .
I live in a 55+ community and the activities, dances, concerts have been in full swing and packed for several months now. I would love to do something other than going from one doctor to the next. Do you think you resumed your activities too soon? I

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I am wearing Zio by iRhythm for 14 days, this is just another brand of holter. I have 3 more days to go! Although my heart rate goes up and down to 40s and 50s during day with activities; in 60s at night. Anyone else experiencing low heart rates ? I am 3.5 months post covid. I do get very tired and need nap mid day and get lightheaded walking around the house. I wear Withings scanwatch

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ask md for holter, but one day holter might not capture it all. Aak for 14 days please. I am wearing one now

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Definitely get all the testing done to rule out myocarditis and structural/functional issues. I am 10 months post Pfizer booster and only now starting to pull out of this a bit- seems to be autonomic nervous system stuff as all my tests are normal for structure and function. I did test positive for autoimmune markers, inflammation marker and have really high histamine levels so I take a bunch of supplements and am doing a low histamine diet. I start with a functional dr this week. I also found a return to activity protocol adapted from POTS to long covid heart reconditioning so I’m slowly rowing my way back to a mellower less flighty heart. I’m happy to talk more! It’s a non linear process though…

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