Changes in heart beat speed

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/26/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have mild left ventricular dysfunction and systolic and diastolic dysfunction. I take no meds. I also have tachycardia and suspected lone Atrial flutters, and various other types of arrythmia.

My resting pulse since falling ill, is 60 bpm.

A few weeks ago, after some strong unidentified arrythmias (had no monitor at the time, and they subside when going to ER), my resting pulse which use to be 60 bpm is now 75 bpm. It does not feel comfortable. Not bothersome, but felt better when it went down to 60 bpm.

Why does this happen? What can be the cause? Is that was it is called "reset" and should I tell my GP about this?

Anyone else had this sudden weird change?

I told an electrophysiologist who was fitting me with an event monitor (incidentally, didn't catch anything yet!!!). He didn't seem bothered by this.

I did a high dose of L Carnitine a few weeks ago ...

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
How high the heart rate is at any particular time depends upon many factors. For example, how much oxygen the body needs and how nervous or how active you may be at the moment. Heart rate figures are very much averages, and depend greatly on individual physiology and fitness. For example an endurance runner's rates will typically be lower due to the increased size of the heart required to support the exercise, while a sprinter's rates will be higher due to the improved response time and short duration.

Factor in medical status and medication use, as well as nutrional status and you will have heart rates individual for each person.

60-100 BPM is normal. Looking at the big picture you would need all vital sign measurements including Oxygen Saturation Levels if you are feeling abnormal with a change in heartrate.

Hope this explains a bit re heartrates :)

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