Patient Comments: Heart Rhythm Disorders - Type of Disorder

Please describe what type of heart rhythm disorder you have.

Comment from: luvChris heart 71, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

I am a 44 year old female with paroxysmal, atrial fibrillation and bradycardia. I also have high blood pressure, diabetes type 2, asthma, and ischemic stroke. I wonder if an inherited heart condition started at birth can cause some of these conditions that are life threatening. Maybe I should get further tested and treated because these health conditions cause symptoms.

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Comment from: jerry, 75 or over (Patient) Published: January 12

I have irregular heartbeat.

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Comment from: Samuel, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I'm 65, nearing retirement, still very active in business, with a lot of stress. I have type II diabetes (average 160) and serious problem of sedentarism. I am using Galvus Met 50/1000 to control. Last 8 nights, I woke up 3 times around 03:30 to observe that my heart was beating fast and my pillow and sheets were soaked with sweat.

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Comment from: Joey, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 22

At 45 years old I had dizziness, blurred vision, and strange sensations in my chest that felt like radically irregular heartbeats. I bought a monitor with irregular heartbeat indicator and confirmed my suspicions. My doctor put a Holter monitor on me for 24 hours. It turns out I had over 1200 PACs in that 24 hour period (normal would be 3 to 10 in 24 hours). We eventually also found out I have apnea. They have never known what causes the extremely excessive PACs. Everything else looks fine. They say it is "similar to an electrical issue where you cannot find the short". I take Lopressor twice daily and for the most part it works wonders. Every once in a while it doesn't quite work so well and that is usually tied to either excessive exercise or exertion, a bad night's sleep and/or overeating.

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Comment from: nanafrog07, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 09

My daughter is 19 years old. About six months ago, she developed severe chest pain with palpitations. She was admitted to the hospital. Her heart rate remained between 130 and 160 for four days. She had a normal echo, normal EKGs and normal lab results. She was sent home on Toprol and has continued to have a rapid heart rate in the 90s to low 100s with activity. She also continues to have chest pain. She has been told it is stress, but she says she does not feel stressed. We had a stress test done and are waiting on the results, but she says the doctor who performed the test told her she was not active enough. She is a non-smoker, non drinker, no caffenine, young woman. She had no health issues before this.

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Comment from: ditmann, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

I just had 3 heart attacks resulting in 2 stents. This happened 4 months ago, now I have the sensation of electric shock with every heartbeat. I have diabetes 2 and high cholesterol and its driving me nuts.

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Comment from: Heart beat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 08

My heart starts beating at twice the rate, like I am running, and this condition can last from a few minutes to hours, and will stop on its own.

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Comment from: hd, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I was helping lift a heavy object and I felt like my heart had stopped, and after a skip or two it was back to normal. I felt very weak and was dizzy for a few seconds.

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