low heart rate, dizziness, abnormal plalpitations

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TashaMseraph
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   Posted 8/26/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I not generally concerned bout heart issues, I exercise regularly,  my blood pressure is normal to low. On the negative side my heart rate is generally running at 35-40 bpm and I have been experiencing vertigo when I lay down or take a bath. My brother has had three heart failures and my family has a history of heart issues. I had a abnormal ekg recently due to the slow heart rate an the fact that its not regular. My heart will beat twice then stop/pause then beat a couple more...kinda irregular. I was rejected for the lupus study in part for my irregular ekg. Is this someting I should be concerned about....does anyone here have similar issues. MOst of what I have read is about high blood pressure and fast heart rate...

LionEyes
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   Posted 8/27/2011 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am a new member and when I read your post, I just had to respond. Along with other multiple heart conditions, I can relate to your symptoms. I have a defibrillator (pacemaker/defibrillator) due to the condition(s) you just described. A normal heart rate is 60 beats a minute or more. Any number under that is a condition known as bradycardia. You said you experience "vertigo" when your heartrate is in 30-40 range. Truely what you are experiencing is a lack of oxygen to the brain and surprisingly to me, you haven't fainted and lost consciousness yet. Please when your heart is only beating at 40 bpm (beats per minute) go to the emergency room. I also sat at home wondering if this was a serious matter or not until I passed out one day and found myself in the back of an ambulance. A heart beat this low is a very serious condition. Also the irregular heart rate needs checked out asap. These 2 symptoms were together for me. I have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation which is an irregular heartbeat in which the top two chambers of the heart don't work in sync. However, there are other causes for irregular heartbeats. Please see family dr. asap even if you seem to be feeling fine now so he can get another EKG. Or if symptomatic, go to E.R. asap. I hope it ends up that you are just fine, but better safe than sorry. I hope I didn't scare you, but as you asked - yes, it is something to be concerned about.

TashaMseraph
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   Posted 8/27/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the reply, I kinda thought it really was not that big of a deal...but  the dizzieness/vertigo is really annoying. And the tired spells can be really weird, since they are not like my usual fatigue from lupus. I know heart issues are common with lupus and  my family history compounds it. But they all ran towards high blood pressure and high heart rate. So I kinda dismissed my own due to it not  being similar. I will follow up with a doctor as soon as I can. Being uninsured sucks but I will follow up when I can.

kevintoms
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   Posted 10/24/2015 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I read post. also have this problem heart rate 40 41 resting 47 now but also vertigo ok your right lack of oxygen to brain. Been this for 2 3 months. had ekg cardiac catherzation done after nuclear stress test pos negative. and was clear. useless for this low heart rate. i will have to get the pace maker if i make it that far. Like it says we probly need. Good Luck. All Its not vertigo. Most likely was the meds you was on or are using. portonix or zantac. Nexuim

kevintoms
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   Posted 11/2/2015 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Im going crazy 41 pulse again today, feeling sick on my stomach. fingers toes cold fingers starting to hurt numbness..
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