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RC39
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   Posted 6/28/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Simple question, I have been diagonosed with sinus bradycardia.  My average heart is from 48 to 56 bpm resting.  I'm somewhat active but do not justify the heart rate.  Can people live a long normal life with bradycardia?  I've tried not to be mental about but I feel that I have some symtoms.  Systoms that are not real serious but are cause for some looking at.  When I do exercise for about 1/2 an hour, I start to feel light headed so I start walking but I have not worked out in two weeks cause I do not want that feeling.  I see a cardiologist next week but I guess I need to feel better about this now and try not to feel bad about this.
 
Any advise would be helpful.

els
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   Posted 6/29/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi RC,  I was diagnosed with Sinus Bradycardia in August 2005.  I spent the spring and summer before my dx feeling pretty terrible.  Very low energy, flu like symptoms basically I just felt like crap.  One day I got up to get ready for work and just passed out on the floor.  I was sent to the ER where my heart rate was in the 20's.  I really had no idea.  After spending two weeks in the hospital, trying multiple medications to try to keep my HR up the ending result was a pacemaker.  I was 31 years old at the time.

The facts are that Sinus Bradycardia can be lived with when your HR is in the 50's & 60's.  But eventually it can start to drop to a point where your symptomaic such as dizzyness and being lightheaded.  This is all because your heart is not pumping enough blood/oxygen to your brain.  Then the passing out can start as your body will want to get you supine inorder to get the blood to your brain.  This is really scary.

Make sure you talk to your doctor about how your feeling.  See what your options are and please do keep us posted on how your doing and how your appointment went.  Take care


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RC39
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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   

 

 

Obviously this does not make me feel any better.  Today,  for example I was standing up for about twenty minutes and started to feel a lightheaded and a touch dizzy, I could feel my heart lightly flutter.  It concerns me.

Does anyone else have any feedback.

 

Els, thanks for yours.


RC39
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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Here is one thing that I did not mention.  My ekg came back abnormal but my echocardiogram came back normal.  They told me all chambers were fine and that my heart was normal.  I told them that I had bradycardia and they dismissed it as, "Hey it's better that it is slower than faster"  Would an echo be able to detect the bradycardia?  I mean is there something different that the physicians should have seen.
 
Any feedback would be great.

els
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, an echo can detect bradycardia.  Perhaps, you should pick up one of those wrist blood pressure cuffs that also monitors your heart rate.  When your going to change positions like from sitting to standing take your BP & HR...see what it is and keep track of it yourself.

You can have a totally healthly heart and have a electrical conduction  problem with the way your heart beats.  This is called Arrhythmias http://americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=8

Here is another article on Sinus Disturb...  http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=55

I hope this helps you somewhat..

 


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