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7 hours ago · Heart Rate fluctuated up/down repeatedly in sleep in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I am 47yo male, and had one AFIB incident in 2017. I have a KARDIA ECG that I use to monitor AFIB which always shows normal rhythm. I had two DVT/PE's in past as well, and a history of "inappropriate sinus tachycardia". I take Bystolic(Beta Blocker) and Xarelto. I occasionally have days where my HR is elevated inappropriately. I will be sitting down, and it will be in the 90's-100's. My doctor has told me to take extra Beta Blocker when that happens.

Saturday I had been noticing elevated HR again. So at night, I monitored my HR. As you can see in the picture, during a portion of the night, my HR fluctuated wildly up and down. My average HR was around 85bpm, and peaked once at 112bpm. Usually my resting HR is in the 60's-70's. This appeared to happen during REM SLEEP. I did not sleep well and woke up several times feeling hot and had night sweats.

I'd like to know what is going on. I sent this to my Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist to examine. I'm hoping they will order another heart monitor for several weeks to catch this thing to figure out what is going on. When I woke up in middle of the night, I used my KARDIA ECG and it showed normal rhythm.

Mon, May 6 1:23pm · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I'm 47yo male, and I've had two DVT/PE's, in 2015, and 2018. I have a clotting disorder Factor V Leiden, and now on blood thinners for life.

I recently went on a trip to Vegas, and on all of my flights, I experienced some minor dizziness where I felt like I wasn't getting enough oxygen. I had my Samsung phone which has an O2 monitor on it and tried it. I took multiple readings and it was between 85%-90% most of the flights. My normal on the ground is around 95% maximum. In my Hematologist office yesterday I was at 94%.

Yesterday I had D-Dimer test which was negative/low. I'm also having an Arterial Blood-Gas test and Echo Stress Test done. They said if those are negative, the next step would be a "VQ Scan".

I know that airplane flights can cause people to have lower oxygen levels, but I'm wondering what is normal on flights? Does everyone drop into the 80%'s? Is a VQ scan safer then CT scan? I want to limit radiation exposure and I've already had multiple CT scans in the past, but not a follow up scan after my last PE. They just put me on blood thinners and sent me home after the last one.

Thu, Apr 25 10:47pm · Undiagnosed heart jumping ! in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I would call 911 if happens again, and also go to cardiologist. Also have sleep study done by sleep doctor. You could have sleep apnea. I had similar symptoms for a few years, had sleep study and found i had quit breathing and had obstructions at night. I am now on CPAP machine.

Thu, Mar 14 9:24am · Heart rate goes into 100's when waking and moving in bed in Heart Rhythm Conditions

This has been an ongoing problem for me. If I wake up in the middle of the night and move just slightly or turn around in bed, my heart rate shoots up to 100+ momentarily. Then settles back down to 60bpm.

I had an AFIB incident two years ago because of this. At that time my heart rate was shooting up to 130+bpm. This was mainly due to uncontrolled sleep apnea. I have that controlled now with BIPAP machine. I also take Xarelto for blood clot disorder.

My cardiologist and electrophysiologist are not concerned about the racing heart but I'd still like an explanation for it. All I have to do when I wake up in middle of the night is to stretch my legs or move to one side. This causes my HR to go way up from 60 to 100+. That seems abnormal to me.

Mon, Mar 11 8:41am · Occasional low heart rate (50 or below) and cold feeling in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I have discussed with cardiologist. I'm aware beta blockers can cause bradycardia. But shouldn't cause chills and very cold feeling. I'm still trying to figure that one out with some doctors

Wed, Feb 27 11:19am · Occasional low heart rate (50 or below) and cold feeling in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Does anyone know what could cause slow heart rate in combination with a chill / cold feeling?
I've been dealing with this for some time. Sometimes I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia, other days I have this chill and cold feeling with a slow HR. I take thyroid medicine and my levels and all blood work are always normal.

short health history:
47yo male
1. I'm on Xarelto for blood clotting disorder.
2. 2015 and 2019 had DVT/PE.
3. 2017 – Had one AFIB incident, put on Multaq until this year and taken off due to no more AFIB.
4. Take Xarelto 20mg, Bystolic 0.50mg

Sat, Feb 23 6:38pm · High Heart Rate / Slight fainting type of symptoms in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@syntax2002 did you ever find a solution to your symptoms?

My electrophysiologist had me stop Multaq. When I did, my blood pressure shot up high so now I'm on Bystolic 5mg daily. My resting heart rate went up a little as well. I still get tachycardia, especially in the mornings when I get out of bed. My heart rate goes from 55 to 100+ upon standing. It doesn't stay there, but it is concerning me since I don't think it should get that high just getting out of bed. Doctors are not concerned though

My cardiologist assistant told me, that if I keep having "Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia", they have another drug they can try. But for now I'm supposed to take an extra Bystolic if my heart "sticks" at a fast rate. I plan to go back to the gym and I hope not to have any tachycardia nor afib again. Otherwise will need an ablation at some point.

Mon, Feb 4 12:47pm · Heart Palpitations at night - caused by vagus nerve issue? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I'm 47yo, 220lbs, 6'1" male. I have sleep apnea and AFIB which are both controlled for now. I use a BIPAP and take Multaq for AFIB. I also wear a chin strap, and a neck brace at night, due to my apnea and palpitation issues. Some nights, when I lay on my left side, or on my back, I will wake up in the middle of the night with very bad heart palpitations. I believe I may be pinching a nerve or it's something to do with the "vagus nerve". So what type of doctor would i see about this condition?

I have been to local sleep doctor, cardiologist, and electrophysiologist. Also a neurologist and spine doctor. They have no solution for me. The issue I have is, that before I was on Multaq, the palpitations were much worse, and I had an AFIB incident in 2017. But last year, also had issues with Bigeminy.

The issue also can happen, if I'm reclining back on my recliner for a period of time. I will feel this "anxious" feeling, then if I get up, it causes major palpitations and sometimes a racing heart. My doctors have claimed it all due to anxiety, and I'm taking medicine for anxiety again now. But the issue in my sleep keep occurring with palpitations.

I'm not sure what to do about it anymore. I dont want to live this way anymore! The neck brace has seemed to help, because I would have a lot of obstructions at night before that. But I'm tired of these palpitations occurring.

I've had EKG's, stress tests, and recent echocardiogram and holter monitor for two weeks. Nothing was found concerning.