Seasonal weather changes and bradyarrhythmia

Posted by JohnWBurns @johnwburns, Sep 10, 2016

As I dig more into the “why” I have developed a bradyarrhythmia rather abruptly I keep uncover things that I would not have suspected as contributors to it. One of these is a seasonal pattern.
“The incidence of bradyarrhythmias was significantly higher in summer than in the other seasons (P  90 °F for >3 h per day for at least 10 days (P

@PatMattos

I know that I have more trouble with being short of breath and generally having more heart problems when the weather is warm. I’m really careful about my activity during the real warm spells and my window ACs are on pretty much 24/7 so I can at least be comfortable.

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Listen to the symptoms and by all means take them seriously.
Do you have any known issues with your heart or are you concerned that you may be developing one?

@PatMattos

I know that I have more trouble with being short of breath and generally having more heart problems when the weather is warm. I’m really careful about my activity during the real warm spells and my window ACs are on pretty much 24/7 so I can at least be comfortable.

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I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, so I do know why it happens and I just have to take it easy.

@PatMattos

I know that I have more trouble with being short of breath and generally having more heart problems when the weather is warm. I’m really careful about my activity during the real warm spells and my window ACs are on pretty much 24/7 so I can at least be comfortable.

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Hopefully you are being fully treated. Has your doctor suggested an exercise program? Might be a little hard to manage in warmer weather so maybe you could do something indoors. Of course ask your doctor first.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23928567

CONCLUSIONS:

The present study suggests that patients with HCM who remain symptomatic despite medical therapy may achieve considerable functional improvement through a supervised Exercise Training program.

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