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About three weeks ago I noticed my heart beating fast as I was on my way to my car to attend a meeting outside of my office. I arrive 15 minutes later. Feeling a little nauseous and dehydrated. Heart still seems fast but I am pushing through. I feel increasingly nauseous and feel like I am going to pass out. I break into a cold sweat, start to have laboured breathing. Paramedics come. They have trouble finding a pulse, can't get a line in me and the EKG shows my heartbeat is 166 per minute. At some point my right arm goes numb and feels like it is vibrating. The same starts to happen with my left. They both improve. At one point my legs are flipped over my head. They ask me to bear down repeatedly. Heart rate still at 166. They decide they need to get me out of that environment and load me up to wheel me out to the ambulance. The tell me to keep doing the bear down exercise repeatedly on the way out. It was a very cold day and they get me into the ambulance. EKG is now much better at 88. They get a line in me and get me to ER. After 48 hour holter monitor, exercise stress test and echocardiogram two things are discovered. I have 2000 extra beats a day and that I have a ANVRT. The cardiologist told me I was really close to "checking out". Crazy. I am scheduled for an ablation in 3/8. The comment about me being close to checking out has me pretty nervous. Anyone else ever have that shared with them our get really low blood pressure with this? Also, anyone else have a couple thousand extra beats a day? Cardiologist indicated most people have about 100 beats a day. Thanks in advance.
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