fast heartbeat & so paniced

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I had a 24 hour heart trace recently. I fully believed my symptoms were anxiety related but were uncomfortable . I didn't always have symptoms

Been to doctors today who say I have beats of 140 min & then I sometimes miss one & that I need to see a cardiologist. I no convinced i'm gunna have a heart attack!! I already suffer from at times severe anxiety/nerves. Can anybody help?

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    Dear ejc

    Sorry to hear about your heart fears

    I suffer irregular beats but very rarely fast beats however when they do strike they are scary.

    No medication I have tried has worked

    All on this site seem to be told if there is no physical problem with your heart there's not a lot can be done about ectopic but they are rarely serious so that's all we can take comfort in

    Good luck with any checks you have

    Gap

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      Thank you for your reply -

      it's seems heart problems are more common than I thought the more people I speak too!

      It's just gunna seem like a long wait 2 see cardiologist then I will know what i'm dealing with .

      Will post when I know more thanks again

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    Erratic heartbeat occurring more and more approximately 8 times a day and also for half hour episodes minimum on the night.  I am also experiencing low heart rate of between Lows of 30 and highs of up to 161 on occasions, This is either sitting down watching TV, or after eating food and trying to get some sleep at night During these periods I feel weird a bit giddy, I feel my heart beating in my throat at times and slight twinges on left and right side of chest where

    3 stents fitted 1 in the LAD = 1 In RCA 1 In the LMS (the rear of the heart), im so tired of waiting

    This has been going on since January, I have complained to my GP quite a few times  and also been in to see the consultant at the hospital, I have had angiogram again and test for blood flow via a echocardiogram I am scheduled to have another stent in the LAD, just before the other stent. But as yet now date possibly three weeks away, they keep telling me not todo exercise and no its importance  I am fedup now and thinking of walking into A and E

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      Oh dear I can imagine how awful u feel & frustrated. Expect it feels your always waiting!

      The state of things these days you do feel like going to a & e!!

      my symptoms are always worse after eating & they have told me not to exercise etc

      Hope u get some joy soon

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    I suffer with anxiety attacks and have experienced fast heart rate of 132+, I also am sure my heart skips a beat at times, I've had bloods, X-Ray and ECG scans and all came back clean, I was told it is not uncommon for a heart to skip beats, and that they do go unoticed but with many anxiety sufferer's they seem to be noticeable, if you've had your heart checked out and all is OK, you should be fine, it could just be youthe makeup.

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    It its of any help, I was rushed into A&E with a heart rate of 240+ BPM (ventriculatr tacicardia with a flutter). They swiched me off twice and restarted me, but it made no difference. They gave me a pill and that sorted me out. I was released a week later to retun in 4 weeks to have a heart ablation. There were 3 rouge heart rhythms. The ablation cleared 2 of them and tablets for the outer one. 

    Just take it easy and relax. If you are very worried then I would go to A&E. smile 

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