My heart races periodically every day, spiking sometimes to over 105 with minimal exertion. A chan

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Experienced brady cardia from end of January til June 11 of this year when single chamber pacemaker was inserted.  Adjustment was made in July, because my heart rate never got much above  60. Since then, heart rate spikes, to over 100 several times a day, but when I push the button on my interrogator, they call me back and act as if I am over reacting. I feel dizzy and a little short of breath, and the HR is often over 100, rising to133, and 149 with little or no exertion. I know what I feel, and the HR is confirming that on my pulse oximeter. It doesn't lasst long and usually goes baack down. My cardiologist and the device clinic are 90 miles away, and when I call the device clinic, they tell me to go to the ER, because it may be my blood pressure. My bood pressure is just fine. It seems to me that they are dismissive and treat me like I'm just an elderly person who over reacts and is bothersome. 

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    Oh Mary I know what you mean they tend to think it's us being panicky I get this from nurses when ambulance men insist I go I had 24 hour ecgs on only shows flutters it was ambulance man who gave me a copy of my reading to show to doc before that he never offerd me meds as was on warfarin anyway , it's frightening and I feel for you Mary I hope it's settled soon for you x

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    I am very symptomatic too. Some staff can be like that. Sorry they are not so responsive. I don't know what they are thinking. I hope you get some answers soon, and maybe they will be able to find a medication that will work for you.

    Best wishes!

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