CHF & Cardiomypathy

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   Posted 7/14/2011 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello there im a 37 year old female who had tachycardia for 5 years with heart rate in 250 went to Dr.s and they told me it was anxiety it took the 5 years to finally relize it was more went in for a procedure where they found a extra connection in my heart they took that out but found that i have CHF 30% EF........ well i kept telling them there is something else wrong there was no way that i should feel this horrible i went on for 6 months like this and they finally did another sonogram or whatever they call it and found that my heart EF was not improving with meds and my heart size was not getting any smaller and that I also have cardiomyapathy ( not the best at spelling) also have a left ventrical block no idea really what that is ... on the 19th im going in for a muga scan to see if a defibilator will be helpful for me ....... but I feel like im getting worse and worse been having so things going on that im really concernd with but i hate having them not listen to me ....... Was wondering if anyone else experiences these sympotms ..
1.  Feet and palms Turning Blue and being in extream pain hot water does not help....
2. Noise or sudden movements makes my heart feel like going to stop ( feels like my heart is scared even though im not )
3.  Palpatations non- stop , chest pains that i cant really describe
4 my heart rate has been 96-115 resting ( which causes my heart palpatations or whatever there called to become worse)
5. blood pressure has been dropping 80/40 and stays that way for a bit then goes to normal ..... ( have switched meds to night time and its still doing it not as frequent but still doing it )
 there is more but at this moment I have a severe headache and can only think of these things ... I havent talked to anyone else with CHF (live in a very small town )   Guess i was just needing a little support
Love in Christ

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   Posted 7/16/2011 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry it has taken so long for your Dr's. to look further into your symptoms.  That is so sad.  I have anxiety as well and I have learned that any physician that blows me off the minute they see anxiety as one of my diagnosis is someone I am not interested in seeing again.  Do be your own best advocate and make sure you have a trust relationship with your physicians.
I would strongly advise you to contact your Cardiologist or whoever order the Muga Scan and tell him you are feeling worse so they could bump up your scan as when sx are becoming worse you should be seen before someone that is stable.  IMHO, this is just normal triaging of patients so make that call.

For the left and right ventricles to contract at the same time, an electrical impulse must travel down the right and left bundle branches at the same speed. If there is a block in one of these branches, the electrical impulse must travel to the ventricle by a different route. When this happens, the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat are not affected, but the impulse is slowed. Your ventricle will still contract, but it will take longer because of the slowed impulse. This slowed impulse causes one ventricle to contract a fraction of a second slower than the other.

The medical terms for bundle branch block are derived from which branch is affected. If the block is located in the right bundle branch, it is called right bundle branch block. If the block is located in the left bundle branch, it is called left bundle branch block .  I believe this is what your Dr. was referring to.

Ejection fraction is a measurement of the percentage of blood leaving your heart each time it contracts. A normal LV ejection fraction is 55 to 70 percent. The ejection fraction may decrease if you have weakness of your heart muscle, such as dilated cardiomyopathy.

Please remember I am here to support you but I cannot take the place of your Dr. 

I wish you peace and stick with us as we care.




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