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Mar 18, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for your reply. I’m on Metropolol tartrate now and it’s helping.

Feb 22, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for your response.

I have trouble understanding why medical professionals are so reluctant to embrace the latest technologies available to patients. So many intermittent and unpredictable conditions exist.

Keep up your persistence!

Feb 20, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My heart rate jumps over 200bpm without activity. It can happen while I’m sleeping, sitting or moving.

I wear an Apple Watch and run the Kardia heart rate monitor and instant EKG. (Kardia is an FDA approved medical device that partnered with Apple). Studies have shown it correctly identifies Afib 97% of the time. There are many testimonials from Apple/Kardia users that the watch has saved their life.

The first cardiologist I met with suggested I stop wearing my watch. Not my idea of treatment!
Thankfully he left the practice and I saw the NP who took my situation seriously. Although she refers to my watch as “Your little watch” and insists I double check with a ‘reliable’ device, she seems to find my OMRON BP cuff acceptable and it confirms ‘my little watch’:-))

I wore a continuous heart monitor for two weeks. I had a Nuclear Stress Test, EKG and blood work. Naturally, my heat rate didn’t exceed 145bpm for over 15 seconds with these tests. My BP is on the lower end and perfectly acceptable. My Cholesterol is 294 (Tri 269, HDL 79, LDL 161, Ratio 3.7… there doesn’t appear to be any concern about that).
Now I’m taking 1/2 of a 25mg Metoprolol twice daily. The Metoprolol has reduced the number of the unexplained heart rates.
Has anyone been successful getting this condition under control?