It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Heart Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2005, 07:01 AM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1
save a civic HB User
regularly skipping beat, suddenly feeling faint

i apologize if i am doing this wrong, i figured his exact case description would be best for accurate advice. any info/advice appreciated; my father is 55, 210lbs & the toughest man i know, contractor up until 4 months ago, now a security guard for our church (not as active now). felt faint at work yesterdy, refused to get in the ambulance (my mom had to take him)he was a long time major drug/alcohol user up until about 5 years ago. now is heavy coffee, salt, has high blood pressure & family history of heart problems. he went to the emergency room last night & stayed overnight. he has shortness of breath, chest pains 3 inches above the sternum. anyway his beats are 4-pause-3-pause-4-pause-3 almost steadily. the look on his face last night in the room with the respirator broke my heart. they wheel chaired him to xrays and turned around 5 seconds later due to irregular beats. had to have the wheelable xray come to his bed. i have read about irregular beats alot today but there seems to be a fine line between serious and not. how can i know? i get the feeling the doc doesnt want us to worry but the truth is necessary. i am scared for him and want to know what i can do. when he gets out i will begin an exercise program and how can i help with his diet (what to eat)? again i apologize incorrect, but im a little desperate now.

Last edited by save a civic; 01-06-2005 at 07:03 AM.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 209
Kitten1980 HB User
Re: regularly skipping beat, suddenly feeling faint

Sorry not to be able to offer much insight but the questions you're asking about exercise and diet, are things that are probably going to have to be discussed with his doctor after a diagnosis is made.

Obviously try to cut down on the salt and coffee... maybe try looking up a site on nutritional advice... but any exercise program will depend on what his diagnosis is and what his doctor wants him to do. There may be other dietary restrictions to consider also.
__________________
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen." ~ Hebrews 11:1 ~

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-11-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 154
Excelsoir HB User
Re: regularly skipping beat, suddenly feeling faint

Hi save a civic,
You need to take one step at a time. I appreciate that you are very anxious about your father's condition, but you need to take some control over your feelings so that you can help and plan appropriately for your father. Firstly, you need to know his diagnosis and how the doctor's think he will progress.Secondly, you need to emotionally support your father as much as you can. The longer term aspects will become clearer as time goes on. I wish you all good luck and all the best.
Regards, Excelsoir

 
Old 01-14-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8
LeonShuffle HB User
Re: regularly skipping beat, suddenly feeling faint

I'm 35 and my heart does the same thing; a couple beats, then a 2 second pause. When it does this for an extended period of time, I checked my pulse and it was 34 (for a minute). My doctor tells me not to worry but it's kind of hard not to.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Heart skipping beats sh 08 Heart Disorders 5 05-27-2009 10:35 PM
Heart skipping and high heart rate campamy Heart Disorders 1 11-12-2006 07:01 PM
Sporadic High Blood Pressure And Feeling Faint Tifferzz High & Low Blood Pressure 4 10-23-2006 05:01 AM
skipping a beat Fullfire Pregnancy 12 09-19-2005 07:43 AM
Is this skipping beats? Shawn98 Heart Disorders 2 06-07-2005 06:58 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Machaon (78), Vyking (50), sjb (25), JJ (22), ladybud (18), started04 (15), rosier (9), Beefsteak (8), cvcman (8), Bob652 (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1011), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (761), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:53 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!