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Old 09-19-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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Question cardiac arrythmia in 27male/geneology/family history

Hello, First I want to thank anyone who responds to this, because God knows I could use the comfort of knowing someones out there . Well, here's my Story. I am married to the most incredibly beautiful person in the whole world ( I know what your thinking bla bla bla but anyway last week he(age 27) went to the doctor for a regular check up. The doctor found that he had an arrythmia and ordered an EKG. The doctor who ordered it was his family physician. The EKG came back OK, but as this week has passed I have been getting numerous reports from his family members. That a lot of people in his family have died due to heart complication or defects. This gets kinda complicated so I' apologize in advance. My husband's mother's mother's father (so his great grandfather) died at 28 from some sort of heart falure or heart defect, all I know is that he hemmoraged from all crevices when he died. What would cause this? He died in 1944. My husband's mother's father's father also died at an early age. He had a something wrong with a valve in his heart and he died during surgery to correct it. In fact he was one of the first ten people to have this type of corrective surgery done and the only one of the ten who die. My husband has no symptoms except the arrythmia. I contacted a doctor who specializes in cardiac arrythmias. When I told them about the arrythmia and the family history they wanted to see him right away, althought their first available appointment wasn't until the 17 of october. I am very worried. Any words of encouragement or answers to my questions or personal stories relating to mine would be greatly appreciated!!!

 
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Old 09-20-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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I can understand your concerns regarding your husband's arrythmia. I have recently undergone 2 ekg's,an echocardiogram, and worn a 24 hour holter and will return to the cardiologist next week to discuss results. My grandfather had a heart valve replacement approximately 12 or 13 years ago after experiencing chest pains for a lengthy period of time. His surgery was successful. Praying everything turns out well for your husband and he gets the answers he needs.

 
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Thanks for your response, you are very sweet.

 
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your husbands condition may or may not be seriuos depending on which part of the heart is affected.

Many people(including me)live with random arrythmias from the not -so -critical part of the heart.

If this is the case with him(the cardialogist will tell you),there are various natural products that can be taken to control non-critical arrythmia---

Get the results from the cardialogist before you worry

Tony

 
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Tony, Thanks for the reply. He has an appoint. with a cardiologist on oct. 17. Wish it were sooner the not knowing is driving me crazy.

 
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10/17 is a long way off - especially if you are anxious-- may i suggest that you contact the cardiologist to see if they can put him on the cancellation list - so if someone cancels or doesn't show up they can call you and maybe see him sooner.. hope all goes well!!!

 
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I just wanted to say that the people you've mentioned had the problems with their hearts many many years ago. There has been so much advancement in heart related procedures. These cardilogists do these procedures so often that they could probably do it in their sleep. You might get a more real picture from his parents health history although it can go back several generations. I do genealogy research and one of my family members died in the 1850's at age 42. The death records state that it was from a fatty degenerative heart. I was 41 when my heart trouble began. If you want to know what the great grandfather died from you could probably go to the health department in the county where he died and find out the cause of death in the county's death records.
I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you on the arrythmia, but I do hope everything goes okay for your husband.

 
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10/17 is a long way off - especially if you are anxious-- may i suggest that you contact the cardiologist to see if they can put him on the cancellation list - so if someone cancels or doesn't show up they can call you and maybe see him sooner.. hope all goes well!!!
Hello, I wish that would work but we live in rural pennsylvania and i wanted him to be seen by a specialist that I felt that I could trust and after doing the research the cardiologist that I chose is two hours from us. Anyway I'm so glad you replied to my posting it helps to hear from people who care. Thanks again.

 
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I just wanted to say that the people you've mentioned had the problems with their hearts many many years ago. There has been so much advancement in heart related procedures. These cardilogists do these procedures so often that they could probably do it in their sleep. You might get a more real picture from his parents health history although it can go back several generations. I do genealogy research and one of my family members died in the 1850's at age 42. The death records state that it was from a fatty degenerative heart. I was 41 when my heart trouble began. If you want to know what the great grandfather died from you could probably go to the health department in the county where he died and find out the cause of death in the county's death records.
I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you on the arrythmia, but I do hope everything goes okay for your husband.
You have been so helpful I didn't realize I could do that. I have been spending the last few weeks talking to family and calling hospitals trying to find out exactly what happened to these relatives so far I haven't even been able to locate the exact hospitals they died at. I will call county death records tomorrow and maybe get some real answers. The relatives with these heart defects died a long time ago and most of the people's memories are sketchy. I was starting to give up hope. you have given me new hope. I just paused a second from writing this because my husband just came up stairs and I told him about your message he gave me little reassuring nod. Thanks a bunch. I was hoping by posting my story on this page I would get some aswers.

 
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Luvmyhubby, be warned that when you research death records they sometimes had different names for diseases than what they are called now. For instance consumption was a common cause of death way back. I'm not sure what consumption was but I think someone told me it was tuberculosis. I think there are some websites that will help you translate those illnesses into words we understand today. I hope you are able to get some answers.

 
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cutup, Thanks

 
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your husbands condition may or may not be seriuos depending on which part of the heart is affected.

Many people(including me)live with random arrythmias from the not -so -critical part of the heart.

If this is the case with him(the cardialogist will tell you),there are various natural products that can be taken to control non-critical arrythmia---

Get the results from the cardialogist before you worry

Tony
Tony, Just wondering do you know what natural products? If you do I would love to hear because I don't really know much about heart conditions and natural product but I would definately be interested in educating myself. We are a very health conscience family when it comes to nutrition we don't eat much red meat and we don't drink dairy products. Even my 3 year old drinks soy. He went right from breast milk to soy at 16 months. Is soy good for the heart or heart conditions. I am so in the dark here.
Help anyone Please!!!!

 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:13 AM   #14
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It is smart that your husband is going to see a Cardiologist...the 17th of this month?? If you're more anxious to get him to see him earlier, I would call and do that. Make sure he gets and Echocardiogram. I'm sure he will. Family history is key to helping to diagnose a heart condition. Better to be safe than sorry. good luck

 
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