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 attic. And once I was working out on an elliptical. When working out, I have noticed my heart rate (via heart rate monitor) would immediately shoot up into the red zone even though I have a slow resting heart rate (57-65). It'd shoot immediately up to 160 while doing the slowest workout imaginable. It would stay in the red zone the entire time I worked out. Once I was done working out, it'd immediately drop back down to 100.
He just diagnosed me with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. The one time, my heart rate was 180bpm. He wants me to take Metoprolol. But I just looked it up and what I read says that beta blockers don't really work for this issue. And the side effects for Metoprolol sound like the exact problems I already have that I'm trying to alleviate. It also says not to take it if you have a slow heart rate. My resting heart rate is usually low, 57-65.
Does this sound normal? Does anyone know about IST? I'm not a fan of meds at all and try to avoid them at all cost. I don't take anything aside from vitamins. I generally have really bad reactions to meds so I'm hesitant to take anything.
My husband has been having a chronic right foot swelling for months. His doctor told him he needs to wear compression stockings and told him (without even doing any tests) it was his veins in the leg causing it. I'm worried it may be heart failure. Can heart failure cause only 1 foot to swell?
Hi,I had a major heart attack(and stent put in) 6 months ago. An echo(non-3D/non-contrast) was done 2 wks after the heart attack with an LVEF of 40. Another echo(non-3D/non-contrast) was done 2 months ago showing LVEF of 45. I thought it was great with the improvement shown.Then I switched hospital and the new doctor ordered an MRI(with contrast) last month that showed an LVEF of only...