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Old 06-05-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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Irregular Heart Beat

I was at the doctor yesterday for an eye infection, and when she checked my heart, she asked me if I have heart palpitations ever, b/c she is hearing an irregular heart beat. I told her that I had chest pain in the past, but have always attributed it to stress/anxiety. She told me to come back in a month for an EKG. Everyone I speak with are in shock that she didn't do the EKG right then and there and decided to have me wait a month. I had blood work about 2 months ago which all came back fine, my blood pressure/heart rate is also okay and I have never had this problem before. I did check my blood pressure again on my fathers home machine, which also detects irregular heart beats, and the machine did show about 3 out of the 5 times that I checked that my beat was irregular. I am thinking of going for a second opinion, as I rather be safe than sorry. Has anyone had any experiences with irregular heart beats? TIA!

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Old 06-06-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Irregular Heart Beat

I would get a second opinion and if it doesn't stop go to the ER and they will do a EKG right away. My husband had a irregular heartbeat and it turned out to be a Afib. He had to go to the ER and have his heart shocked to put it back in rhythm. He is has to take beta blockers right now because he had to have his heart shocked twice. Not trying to scare you but i would have it checked out asap!

Old 06-06-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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Re: Irregular Heart Beat

Forgot to mention that my husband had high blood pressure so that could be why he has this problem. He has had all the heart tests that are required and is going another heart specialist to have this procedure done to permantly correct it.

Old 06-07-2007, 05:27 AM   #4
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Re: Irregular Heart Beat

my doctor did an EKG test as soon as i mentioned having chest pains, due to everyone on my father's side of the family having heart disease, luckily the test was ok, and the chest pains turned out to be an inflammation of the chest wall due to over exertion. i also, however, suffer from sudden palpitations, which may be due to too much caffeine, tea and coffee etc. do you drink a lot of tea of coffee, perhaps you should cut down. but do take the other person's advice and go straight to er for your EKG test if your doctor is dragging his feet. better to be safe than sorry.

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