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My first time here so thank you in advance for reading this. I was diagnosed this past June with Arrhythmia. I am a 50yo male, non-smoker, light drinker, fit and active, and normal weight. I had been experiencing a racing heart beat on and off over the past year before going to my GP about it. I was sent to a cardiac consultant and had an Angiogram and Echo done and neither identified any problems. Three months after diagnosis I did a 24hr Holter monitor and again nothing surfaced from that. (My only other condition is that I do suffer from regular heartburn).
I am now on a daily dose of Bisoprolol (1.25mg) and Aspirin (75mg). This has brought my symptoms largely under control though I still get an episode of racing heart beat about once per month. This usually lasts a couple of hours and leaves me exhausted afterwards.
My concerns are:
1. I do not know what type of arrhythmia I have as my consultant has never been able to catch it in full flow - is there any way to get more specific knowledge on my arrhythmia?
2. I worry that this may be a precursor to more serious problems going forward - does this condition lead to others? Does it get worse over time? I would love to hear how your condition has progressed from the time of diagnosis.
3. Are there other underlying conditions that could contribute to the arrhythmia? (My blood pressure is normal).
4. Is there anything I should be doing apart from taking the medication that might be of help?
I appreciate that the above is pretty much a large fishing expedition however I am very grateful for any input that would help me to begin getting to grips with this.
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