Heart rate

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I was in the hospital the other day with afib and had the electric shock done, which didn't help . I think I'm back in sinus rhythm but for some reason when I get up to walk around, my heart rate jumps up in 130's then back down to normal . I'm not sure what's causing this to happen . Has anyone experienced this before ? At times it goes down as low as in the 40's as well .

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    Ask your cardiologist!
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    Can you tell us your age and relative medical history. It's relevant because age does come into it. Sick sinus syndrome is usually in older people. Have you been diagnosed with conduction problems? Are you over 65? Male/Female?

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      I am 60, female, and white. I went for a total knee replacement and when the spinal was administered, I went into AFib. It took three days for the docs to get my heart rate back to normal. I will return for the knee replacement, but with general anesthesia.

      I have never had an abnormal ECG.

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      I just googled sick sinus syndrome. I see that calcium channel blockers can also cause it . I am on verapamil for rate control maybe the verapamil is the cause. Thank you for replying back with that information .
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      I agree with randi34135, wait until you see your cardiologist before you change, or do anything. It may not be a good idea to come off Verapamil sudenly in haste.

      I didnt Google Sick Sinus, I know it of it anyway, as it was a part of a module in biomedical science. You may or may not have it, its just a waiting game. 

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