Heart Failure Back Sweat

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I'm a Cardiomyopathy/Heat Failure patient and have a question regarding an even that occurred during Mass, this morning. I was feeling fine. As a matter of fact, I began my day with my usual 5:00am meditation and Yoga, then some light strength training. For hours later,c while at Catholic MASS, my back began to sweat, profusely, my heart went into so fairly heavy arrhythmias, and I was getting dizzy and disoriented. After about 15 minutes,cite passed, but I remained pretty weak and breathless for Few hours. Is this an expected with heart failure?

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    I would have taken my husband to the heart hospital, about 20 mins drive, if it had happened to him, something has happened, weather the Dr's can figure out just what.

    My husband has severe heart failure, EF about 23%, and 100% branch bundle block, he has a pacemaker and de-fib, without the pacemaker he would not be alive.

    I have studied his condtion, read all the books at the local library, then asked our local Dr for his cardiology books, then started on papers Dr to Dr on the internet, until I have become very knowledgeable, even been congratulated by the senior cardio consultant at the hospital for knowing what I do, more than the junior Dr's I'm afraid, they have run foul of my opionion, and the consultant told them I was correct in front of us, which came as a shock, and tooo take notice of the wife, she knows what she is talking about.

    Are you drinking too much, husband is on 1 1/2litres of fluid a day, as per instructions from specialist, we struggle to keep him that low, and sometimes have even got himself into trouble with not enough fluid on a hot day, blood pressure than drops to abnormal level, that makes the hospital sit up and take notice.

    We also have a mini blood pressure monitor OMRON, with which I follow his condition if I suspect something is going on, and keep a chart for the Dr's in a little diary.

    I also make him weigh himself each and every morning, and also write that down in the little booklet, hospital has photcopied my pages more than once, you can see if there are changes taking place, and they need to be taken note of, just like a nurses chart.

    All of these pedantic measures have now saved his life 4 times, and even the last week, after some eye treatment, new drops, they dis-agreed with him seriously, or one of them did, I withdrew one in particular and his very fast heartbeat settled within 36 hours, as you are well aware, a slow heartbeat and low blood pressure is the order of the day with heartfailure, or it is for my husband.

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    I have heart failure as well, and yes, this can happen, I was told I was probably experiencing atrial fibrillation when I experienced dizziness that was so bad I couldn't get off the couch to even go to the lavatory.  It lasted for close to 4 hours and then when I stood up I still had to hold on to the walls, chairs, etc.,, as I made my way to the bathroom.  I'm  waiting for my dr's office to contact me when they receive this monitoring device that I will have to come to their office and have it put on my chest for 10 days,  electronic data will be transmitted to them and they will be better able to ascertain if it is in fact afib.  One needs to be aware of the complexities of heart failure, so that they will know when they should call their dr, or go to hospital.  I know it's not easy, but try not to stress over this recent development, because that will only make things worse.

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      Pxmike, What is the cause of your cariomyapathy, If I may ask.  Did you have a previous heart attack?  

      aubynsdaughter is right, you could have an event, actually it can occur if

      you had afib for even a minute.  I had a mini stroke years ago with just that scenario due to afib.  ICDs on the other hand are usually only beneficial for ventricular arryhthmias should they occur.  Afib is either managed with medication or ablation.  I take a blood thinner everyday, that virtually guarantees I won't have another cerebral event.  You definitely need to contact your physician without delay.

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    Arrytmia for 15mins is not good....your heart was out of rhythm for 15mins...you could have formed blood clots or you could have actually had an event...My friend has Idiopathic Cardyiomyopathy and because of this said reason they gave him an ICD(implantable cardio defibrillator) for that reason alone....to prevent a hrart attack from happening and to shock his heart back in rythm...I think you should tell your cardiologist....What is your ejection fraction?may I ask..
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