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Old 12-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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very erratic heart beats

I have had tachycardia for years now. It evolved into irregular beats. Two or three really faster beats than a pause and one or two slow ones or many variations of this. I always take my pressure when this happens to gage both the pressure and pulse rate.

This morning for the first time I could feel that my heart was not right again. It was by far the most erratic it has ever been. 5 very fast beats then 4-5 seconds and a beat, then another 4-5 second then 2 fat then 5 really slow then 12 really fast then 6 really really slow.....


I took my pressure several times and for the first time ever the machine could come up with either a pulse nor pressure. Al it could do is display was an error message.

It has always been able to registrar everything my heart has done in the past, it would simply display the arrhythmia icon and the rate and pressure. now it can't even read it.

Can anyone offer any insight? It really scared me and I have been through hell and though I had experienced everything short of a heart attack already.

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Re: very eratic heart beats

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I have had tachycardia for years now. It evolved into irregular beats. Two or three really faster beats than a pause and one or two slow ones or many variations of this.
As we age, it takes less irritants and stimulants to stress out our heart's rhythm and rate.

Are you on any medications for your heart rhythm/ heart rate problems?

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This morning for the first time I could feel that my heart was not right again. It was by far the most erratic it has ever been. 5 very fast beats then 4-5 seconds and a beat, then another 4-5 second then 2 fat then 5 really slow then 12 really fast then 6 really really slow.....
I've struggled with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT), and heart rate/heart rhythm disturbances for decades. My heart can do all kinds of tricks. I eat a healthy diet, do demanding physical exercise, avoid irritants and stimulants that negatively effect the heart and nervous system, and take the wonderful medication combination of Coreg and Digoxin to keep my heart calm, relaxed and getting better.

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I took my pressure several times and for the first time ever the machine could come up with either a pulse nor pressure. Al it could do is display was an error message.
That happens to me when my heart is beating too softly. In my case, the Coreg can really relax my heart a little too much.

My fix? I do deep breathing, slowly in and out, about four or five times and then take my blood pressure again. The deep breathing tends to get my heart beating a little stronger, allowing the blood pressure machine to pick up the signal better from the arm.

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