I have idiopathic cardiomopathy. My heartbeat is normally irregular, but right at the moment I am having "pauses" in a really fast beat - apex beat 190. Pauses - nothing audible over my apex for a few seconds with my stethoscope (I have been trained to auscultate). Is this normal? When I breathe my o2, the beat seems to be more regular.
I can't feel my radial pulse at all. My carotid is weak but when I listen to my heartbeat I can feel all the beats, so no pulse deficit.
My cardiologist has described how she feels/hear this "morse code" beat from time to time, but now it's constant .. . .. . ... . .. .. .. ... .. .
I have reactive airway disease - asthma
EF 35% really prominent JV pulse, parasternal heave, I'm needing o2 at night, oedema in my ankles, breathless all the time. I can give you my heart measurements but I'd need to look them up.
EKG yesterday, have Holter now because of the pauses in my heartbeat. Deep S and big R Waves on EKG.
What are these pauses in my heartbeat? This is what is really frightening me.
Do you normally get a run of really fast beats then?
These pauses are happening all the time now...my heart rate is 170 at the moment.
I'm feeling a bit short of breath...will this show up on the Holter. I am having a few breaths of my o2
I went to Emergency. I was given oxygen for a couple of hours and sent back home after my heart rate came down. I breathed o2 non-stop at home. My resting heart rate is 130 even with that. No heart can cope with this for long...
Relist: Incomplete answer. I am so scared with this heart condition. I'm lying down at the moment, breathing o2, and my heart is still beating 130 times a minute.I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
I went to Emergency when my heart rate went up to 170 last night, and they just sent me home when it had come down a bit. The beat is really irregular, especially without the o2.
To keep breathing o2, I've had my mask on all day, but my heartbeat is still irregular and 140 at the moment.
I've just come back from the hospital. They sent me home and told me to use oxygen.
What should I do? I'm getting desperate here and it's not helping my heart.
Please believe me, I am sitting here with my o2 mask on and my heart is beating so fast. I can hardly feel my radial pulse, but I can see my heartbeat in my left chest.
Relist: Incomplete answer. Nice Doctor Phil said it wasn't good enough. that I was sent home from emergency, but went offline before making a suggestion. I'm sitting here, breathing o2 as they sent me back from emergency to do. My heart is still beating way too fast at 130...radial pulses are weak or not palpable, but I can see my heartbeat in my left chest. I have to press really hard on my carotid to get a pulse, and don't want to.
I have just got one of my neighbours who is a paradmedic. She's just listened to my heart and has called a doctor she knows. She's with me and I'm keeping breathing o2, but I've started getting chest pains
This is SI's friend, Val - I called her my doctor, she's very very unwell. Ambulance called
I'm waiting outside emergency. She's in resus. her heart stopped beating in the ambulance
They're working on her now. I've got chest pains myself after this.
She's being worked on in emergency. I'm getting chest pains just watching and waiting.
Not good. She's going to ICU/HDU?, can't breathe on her own. Intubated. This is horrible
Need to just breathe myself. She's in HDU - end stage heart failure
Not allowed in right now, but I'll spend all night here.
I've got Afib myself, and one of the doctors noticed how breathless I was.and he's coming back...but right now - SI's stable but critical - I feel so powerless.