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Old 06-25-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Re: Accelerated heart rate upon awakening?

Originally Posted by MrsPM
Hi! This is my first post on this site.
I was wondering if anybody has experienced a rapid heart rate when waking up.
This has happened to me many times; I've experienced it both in the middle of the night and morning. Does anybody know what causes it?
One month ago I woke to a very rapid irregular heart rate. I have had similar in the past (not upon awakening though) and they quickly abated. This one was accompanied by SOB and severe fatigue. I went to the ER room and was diagnosed with Atrial Fribilation and was admitted. They used Corvert IV to convert to Normal Sinus Rhythm. Scard the daylights out of me and I am now on meds to keep these from happening.

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