Arrhythmias Support Group

Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the muscle contraction of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. Some arrhythmias are life-threatening medical emergencies that can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death. Others cause aggravating symptoms, such as an awareness of a different heart beat, or palpitation, which can be annoying.

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  • anon171

    Fluctuating heart rate and signs of infection?

    This is likely to be a very long post because I've been neglecting a lot of issues I'm having, so I don't expect it to be completely read, I guess I just hope there's something I can do.When I was 14 (I'm now 18) I was diagnosed with tachycardia as my resting heart rate was approx 110. They also found a very small hole in my heart (I remember in the top of the heart, so likely it was either in...
  • Hi everyone. I am new to this group and was really hoping that someone might have some insight for me. I'm a 23 year old female and have been diagnosed with IST since I was 16. My resting heart rate is usually around 120 and spikes up to 160 a couple times a day. I have been to multiple cardiologists (including an electrophysiologist) and nobody seems to be able to find the right medication to...
  • AgentSmith

    Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

    I have posted a couple other times. I just got back from my appt with my cardiologist after wearing the event monitor for a month. My symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, fast heart beat... I had events that they called me about 4 times. Once was just walking/hiking outside. Later the same day, cleaning up my yard. Another time I was just climbing my stairs to the...
  • complex860

    Just wondering if anyone has felt this...

    I'm 30 years old and I have been living with PVCs off and on for about 5 years. Last week I had a whole bunch so I went to the doctor and he did an ekg and a stress test and found nothing wrong. Today I was walking in my kitchen and felt these big thuds felt like a small pause. It scared me but I never felt like I was dizzy or that I was going to pass out. It sent me into a panic attack. I guess...
  • I'm new to the group. I am a 73 year old female. I've had "heart flutters" all my life and was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse long ago. I've taken a beta blocker and, although it makes me tired, it helps. But I've also been on Prevacid for a long time and have developed anemia. Now, I got the anemia under control according to my lab work in June. But the anemia is caused by the PPI, which...
  • luv2teachspeech

    Ventricular Tachycardia / Metoprolol

    I have recently been diagnosed with idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia. I know it is extremely rare, and have yet to find anyone who has dealt with this. I am struggling to find the right drug to help me with this. After the intial occurence with hospitalization, I was put on Flecanide. Since I have a host of other health issues (chronic lyme disease, POTS) and already deal with extreme fatigue,...
  • genericme123


    Has anyone had swelling in their feet/ankles from metoprolol?  If yes, when you discontinued it how long did it take for the swelling to go away?
  • wendbates


    I was just diagnosed with WPW last week. Did stress test today, monitor goes on Thursday. Im terrified. My body has this buzzy, tingle almost electric feeling going through it as well. Is this anything you felt? Its all a little overwhelming at the age of 42 and never had anything wrong with me,
  • deleted_user


    I got diagnosed with WPW a few months ago and I had a procedure called radio frequency ablation about a week ago but now the episodes of heart racing and dizzyness and palpitations are worse than before... has anyone had that happen?
  • AgentSmith

    what can this be?

    I posted in the afib group and never got a response so I'm hoping someone will chime in here.I'm a 36 yr old female in good health, supposedly. I had a very active lifestyle my entire life, extreme sports, etc. Sometime about 7 years ago, I started experiencing extreme fatigue that hindered my daily life. I saw specialist after specialist to try to find an answer. I was no longer able to do the...
  • jacqueD


    I'm so gratefull I found this group,  I just finished up with a 30 day event monitor this is the second one in 10 months...the first one showed PVC's AND PAC's and I'm sure the second one will show the same,,,the problem is I was given metoprol it took me awhile to get use to the side effects but they were working fine most of the time very few pvc and pac's, with one 25mg twice a day...  but...
  • medic2012

    Anyone had ablation for the arrythmia's?

    I've always had PVC's and PAC's. I've had stress echo's and wore an event monitor many times. This last time my cardiologist said they have never been anything to worry about but it is a scary thing anyway. I exercise alot so I worry about exercising. This time he decided he was going to refer me to a electrophysiologist (sp). I met with him the same day. Great doctor. He said he saw them and...
  • Coolgirl

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    i been having chest pain back to back and shorts of breaths feet swelling up I have afib
  • tylerfay

    Am I alone?

    I was 16 when I had my first episode of AVNRT. It scared me but went away before getting to the ER so it wasn't diagnosed.Ihad these SVTs off and on for many years. In my 20s I became an alcoholic and drank every day for about 10 years.When I was 27, I had AVNRT, and like usual I took the steps to make it stop. Vagal maneuvers, dipping my head in a sink with ice cold water. It would stop, then...
  • AgentSmith

    question about fatigue symptoms

    I am a 36-year-old, healthy looking female and have been active my entire life. I posted previously that I have suffered from severe fatigue for about 7 years. I saw many different specialists to try to figure out the problem and never came to a solid conclusion. I finally recently saw a cardiologist for the first time and did an in-office EKG and echocardiogram which were both normal. I got a...