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Irregular Heart Rate When Getting Fitter


#21

[quote]Boffin wrote:
@ FISCHER613 I don’t get the cool dwaf reference.[/quote]

One of the Dwarves in the Hobbit!

Dude if your having Atrial Fib AND your heart is elevated – go Directly to the hospital. People will pass out because of this. This is a very serious issue esp. when your heart rates gets elevated by lets say walking up the stairs. It is not pumping a full stroke so your only getting a little of the much needed oxygen to your BRAIN---- CAN CAUSE STROKE!!!

Thats why your on aspirin and that other shit.

GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!! AND DEMAND TO SEE CARDIOLOGIST.

AM I BEING CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YOU?


#22

Seriously needs sorting out !!.

Either insist on an immediate refferral or pitch up at the A&E with those symptoms and get seen by a cardiologist.

Either that or if you can afford to then get a private refferal from your gp.

Either way…fischer is right…

GET IT SORTED.


#23

I would have choose a Calcium channel blocker instead of a beta blocker for the A-fib myself.

As long as he is not in Afib with RVR Fish he can wait to be referred.

Cause what is OP considering high?


#24

[quote]FISCHER613 wrote:

[quote]Boffin wrote:
@ FISCHER613 I don’t get the cool dwaf reference.[/quote]

One of the Dwarves in the Hobbit!

Dude if your having Atrial Fib AND your heart is elevated – go Directly to the hospital. People will pass out because of this. This is a very serious issue esp. when your heart rates gets elevated by lets say walking up the stairs. It is not pumping a full stroke so your only getting a little of the much needed oxygen to your BRAIN---- CAN CAUSE STROKE!!!

Thats why your on aspirin and that other shit.

GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!! AND DEMAND TO SEE CARDIOLOGIST.

AM I BEING CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YOU?
[/quote]
(I think you meant Boffur)

By high HR I mean higher than usual for me 85-90 (not the 100+ I’ve read about)instead of the 65-70 usual. This came down to about 60 a couple of hours after the first Beta blocker.
See the doc Monday morning, I think he’ll discuss referring then. Having read up on it I see the connection with stroke and the reason for asprin.
In the UK you’d get thrown out of a hospital for demanding to see anybody. I’ve actually been seen very quickly considering. Thurs pm ECG, Fri am see my doc, meds , follow up on Mon.


#25

Back from the docs, all bloods OK.
Sent me for a chest Xray (had that this morning) now waiting for a Cardiologist appointment, should be within 2 weeks. Now more training for now :frowning:


#26

See the Cardiologist Dec 5th


#27

First wek on Warfarin, INR =1.1 (3mg/day) doc upped the dose to 6mg/day and get my blood test Monday14th (gp want the INR to be 2 to 3).


#28

Hospital confirmed the appt for 5th Dec (cardiologist) but also there’s an appointment for an echocardiogram, thursday 17th Nov.
Really frustrating not training (going from 4-5 times a week to zero) but I suppose its stopping me having a stroke.


#29

Dose upped to 7mg per day Warfarin, does the extra 1mg make that much diff? (didn’t get the INR from the docs for the week on 6mg)


#30

[quote]Boffin wrote:
Dose upped to 7mg per day Warfarin, does the extra 1mg make that much diff? (didn’t get the INR from the docs for the week on 6mg) [/quote]

You would be surprised it takes a few weeks adjusting your mg dose to get the correct INR.

DO NOT take Aspirin or Advil/motrin/naproxen/aleve etc


#31

Thanks for the advice, doc & pharmacist already covered it.
Echcardiogram tomorrow morning.


#32

When I had echocardiogram, it was part of a stress test. Are you getting the regular?


#33

I think its just the echo today and probably a stress test when I see the cardiologist as they say it may be a long appointment (up to 2 hours).
Heart is stil ‘doing its own thing’ most of the time: at least its calmed down a little.


#34

[quote]Boffin wrote:
Dose upped to 7mg per day Warfarin, does the extra 1mg make that much diff? (didn’t get the INR from the docs for the week on 6mg) [/quote]

Well I’ve just been for my latest test should get the result this afternoon.
Last week’s was 1.7


#35

[quote]Boffin wrote:
I think its just the echo today and probably a stress test when I see the cardiologist as they say it may be a long appointment (up to 2 hours).
Heart is stil ‘doing its own thing’ most of the time: at least its calmed down a little.
[/quote]

The (very nice) woman doing the ultra sound said the heart was working fine with no issues, other than the arrythmia and possibly a little thickening (though she didn’t say where, and she hadn’t done any measurements yet, Cardiologist should have the data when I see him in a couple of weeks)


#36

Sounds promising. Good to see the inr getting dialled in, can take some time to hit the exact doseage sweet spot.


#37

Test result from yesterday is 2.7 (required range 2-3) so pretty good, next test in a fortnight, day after I see the Cardiologist.


#38

2.7 sounds almost spot-on.


#39

Yeah lets hope it stays there!


#40

Last INR=2.6, same dose.
Saw the Cardiologist; he’ll refer me for Cardioversion so now waiting for the appointment. He also said I could return to training (heavy lifting is what I specifically asked about) he said OK but don’t jump right back in. I think I’ll stick to O/H press & Bench with rows etc. SQ & DL I’ll introduce when I feel more confident.