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My mum (60 years old) works in a retail clothing store and last week started using a new type of handheld scanner at work. Later on that night, she could feel that her heart was beating way faster than it usually does and it felt like it was out of rhythm. She waited a while, hoping it would sort itself but it didn't. She took her BP at home and it was 175/115 with a rate of 150bmp. She had always had normal BP (on the lower side of normal) so this was very out of the norm. She went to A&E where they put her on a drip to try and get it back to normal but this didn't work so they had to sedate her and shock her. After the shock, her heart stopped beating for a minute so they gave her CPR and luckily got it back to beating again. Yesterday she underwent an angiogram in the hope that it would show why it had gone crazy in the first place, but this showed up nothing at all.... apparently her heart is fine so now she's waiting for an MRI. She asked the consultant if the scanner at work could've interfered with her heart but he said only if she'd got a pacemaker. Just wondered if anyone had encountered/ heard of anything like this occurring at all? Seems far-fetched, I know, but we're obviously worried as nobody can give any idea as to why her heart went crazy. She's never encountered any health problems in the past, she doesn't drink or smoke and is otherwise healthy. Thanks in advance.
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