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Dec 16, 2017 · I have a history of a myocardial infarction and afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Motiger

Well I never have thought of myself as a workout nut but I live in a retirement community that is focused on keeping us fit and I think it does keep me moving. Sorry to learn that Lasix isn’t your cup of tea but it sounds like you have made a successful adjustment. I don’t know how your fitbit watch works but hopefully you don’t have the same multiplier approach. If it gives you an accurate reading I might be interested in one. My wife and kids are always wishing I would give them a wish list but like most of us we usually just go out and get want we fancy. By the way I have had 76 birthdays…not really that many when compared to my friends around here. Go Tigers!

Dec 15, 2017 · I have a history of a myocardial infarction and afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Motiger

Just a few PS’s. My meds are the aforementioned metoprolol 25mg 1AM &1PM, lisinopril 20mg once daily, atorvastatin 20mg once daily, Asprin83mg daily , Furosemide 20mg once daily,Metformin500mg 1.5 daily. Oh there are others but not relevant. I am a good friend of the local pharmacist. I do have a BP gadget that also does pulse but I can’t drag it along with me when I walk. I am beginning to thing maybe you are right…I fret too much over this pulse rate as I haven’t had any serious pain and my blood thinner should keep the lumps from forming into a clot. My blood pressure has always been normal. Thanks and merry Christmas to all.

Dec 14, 2017 · I have a history of a myocardial infarction and afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Motiger
To my last epistle I want to add that I think my stated pulse rate is probably bogus. As a finger insert gadget it creates the stated pulse by measuring the time between heart beats and multiplying. So this morning I was already at 135 by the time I had taken maybe 15 steps. Despite the fast start I never went beyond 152 and it dropped quickly to 14?. Just a random experience. It also tests Oxygen and it is ALWAYS at least 92+. I wonder what others might be using. Mine comes from Walgreens. My Afib requires that I take warfarin 5mgs daily and be tested monthly. I don’t have any trouble with this being normal. I’m just getting started with metoprolol and can’t discern any slow down in the heart rate. Perhaps Cavedilol would slow me down perhaps not. Wish I knew.
My MI was discovered during a checkup in 2011 and I don’t recall anything in the way of symptoms but I have an EKG that Is definetely abnormal. My diabetes was discovered on a check up too. A1C then was 6.6 and has always been less than that since. My ejection fraction is 35% and I have never suffered any angina as best I can discern. So as you can see I am kinda borderline in several ways but I want to keep in decent shape withour pushing too hard. A hundred years ago in high school football I picked up the nickname tiger and I live in Missouri but am not connected with the University except to be a fan. I’m a transplant from a small town in Illinois by origin. We lost our profootball team here(Rams) when a greedy walmart co-owner wanted either more money or notoriety who knows which. He has a gods plenty of both already. Thanks to one and all… I do appreciate the sharing of your experiences and would love to hear more about how you determine your pulse rate.

Dec 11, 2017 · I have a history of a myocardial infarction and afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Motiger76

I have a history of a myocardial infarction and afib together with type 2 diabetes. I use one of those finger insert gadgets that gives oxygen together with pulse rate. Im 76 and walk every AM for a mile and I don’t hit 150 until I get to the last minute. My cardiologist knows all of this and is oK with it, but prescribes metoprolol 25mg AM and PM. Does anyone think I am pushing the envelope too hard? Just looking for another opinion.