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My doctors nurse called today to say my echocardiogram was normal but theres an abnormality when my heart is resting. Is this something serious? I dont see my docotr till Wednesday.

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    Dear Samantha

    It maybe that when your heart is resting it is beating slower than the accepted norm of 60-85 BPM. I have this and it is called bradycardia and I have had a rate in the low 30s. but have been told unless I go into shock there is not too much to be concerned about and not a lot they can do about it.

    Hopefully your doctor can give you an explanation soon to put your mind at rest. Stay positive.

    Best wishes.

    Gap

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      Dear Samantha.

      I am 54 and have had heart problems since childhood. I have had a slow rate for a number of years but didn't think it was a problem until I developed an arrythmia 5 years ago.

      I had always assumed a slow heart rate to be a good thing and if strong and regular probably is ok but with my arrythmia I now get some long pauses between some beats and that is now my concern.

      ?Keep smiling.

      Gap

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      Dear Gap, I disagree with your dr. I had too pauses of 3 secounds and 4 caught on my LINQ loop recorder which was implanted last year becuase I was having lots of palpitations, and very low heart rate. Because of the pauses, you can become lightheaded, and pass out. The danger of passing out , now that is not too bad , unless you fall onto your head or break a leg, or worse, pass out driving. It does happen. If you go to the website called the Pacemaker Club, some people have woken up in the hospital for that reason.  A car accident. I got a pacemaker in December, I didn't not want to chance the car accident or other stuff. I am surprised your Dr did not tell you this. I have a nice steady heartbeat now that cannot go below 60 , so no more pauses. It gives you quailty of life, no fear of being alone when your heart beats too slow. Talk to your Dr. Hope this helps. Oh, mine was in the 30's at night, that is too low, my dr said, dangerous. I am 65 by the way and healthy. Take care!!

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      Hi Samantha, I would not worry too much. If it were very serious they would have got you into the hospital right away. It could be a small leak ,or something similar. Try not to worry. And dont worry to much about what I rode to Gap. It may not have anything to dobiggrinwith you.The good thing is that you are taking care of yourself! Just Breathe and wait till you see the Dr, Hugs, Mabel
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      Dear Mabel.

      I disagree with my cardiologist too and have asked to be considered regards a pacemaker but they say no so I have made a request of my GP to refer me elsewhere. Still waiting.

      Best wishes .

      Gap

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      Thabk you both for your seupport. I know i have pvc's so maybe it has to do with that i dont know. But i giess if it was that serious they send me to er.

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      Dear Gap, I am sorry your Cardio dr is not helping you. Maybe time to switch! ( I had too, becuase, after the Loop Recorder found my pauses, it took them 4months to tell me.  they said, it fell  off  the paper ) Ha! Once but not twice. I could have had real problems in those months. After they told me, they told me not to drive till I got my pacemaker, or be alone! Now that really scared me! Went to different Dr. He said I needed it . Very happy with him. Are you in the UK? I know you have to request everything over there. I am familiar with that , I lived in Holland for 5 years! No fun, that socialised medicine, in my opinion. I wish you all the best and keep us posted!!! Go to the Pacemaker Club, they are great people and very knowledgble! Saved me when I was so scared, not knowing what to do. Great folks! Hugs, Mabel
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      Your welcome. I doubt that, I have had pvc's for 40 some years. Unless you get more that like 3000 a day , they dont do any damage to your heart. ( I get some most every day! Hate them, sometimes bad, cant do a thing for them but , no caffene , watch the chocolate, NERVES! and Hugs, Mabel

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    When you are resting your heart beat become slow automatically but as we are not doctors they understand better then us....well they see that in echo that your heart beat become slow i have a 24 hours holter ecg and result was almost 99% the doctor talk to me in details that every one heart some time beat fast some time slow mine one become slow some time but doctor say my result is good and i dont have any problem of heart as 99% is to good but i request for echo and echo was clear but i have gastric problem every night my heart beats become fast some time slow but my cardiologist think that i dont need further tests or medicine....you should talk to ur doc and try to monitor your heart with holter ecg for 24 hours it will make it sure that you need further tests or not i am now 31 years old.....struggling with acid reflux constant burping indigestion which makes my heart rythm slow and fast and
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      I have acid relux too. Im just so scared right now. But its a little comforting having the support from everyone. Thank you.
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      Interesting! I have chronic indigestion, gas builds up to sternum, acid reflux sometimes, heartburn, and often notice that when I have palpitations I've generally got a lot of burping too. Read it could be to do with stimulation/irritation of the vagus nerve. Has a doctor ever made the link with you?

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    Dear Samantha,

                             what does it mean 'your heart is resting ?  Doesn't make sense. Your heart never rests. What matters is what your ECG is showing. I have had 2 echocardiograms which were normal, however I have frequent  Ventricular ectopics   (caught on ECG) which feel horrible and about which nothing can be done  ( or so the Cardiologists say.

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      I guess how many brats per minute when your just resti g or something. Im at docotrs now. Hope to find out.
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      Will say a prayer for you. Remember, do your breathing , breathe in for 3 or 5 and out  for seven. Breathing out slower signals your body to relax. Do for at least a couple of mins. It works. Let us know how you did at Dr. God Bless, Mabel ( really Ileen)
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      The doctor said that when your heart contracts like it supposed to after that it rest. Well mine does not rest at 100 %. Which is not that bad. He is sending me for a sleep study to see if its because of sleep apnea. He said it could have also been from my pulmonary embolism i had back in November. But my heart is healthy asode from pvcs once in awhile. But i feel better knowing what it is. And i thank all of you for your support.

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      Samantha, I am so glad your doc visit went well. I have a heart that does not rest 100 either. And I am 65. It is common. I have sleep apnea too. ( not fun, but you get used to the mask after awhile!) Sleep study not bad, they just wake you up really early the next day! Haha~

       I am glad you are doing better. Let us know how the sleep study went. Now, I need your support, I have to wear a heavy boot on my foot starting today for a  pressure fracture in my foot!It is so uncomfortable and I am just getting my back in shape with therapy. I am worried this is going to throw it out again. Has been a rough year, pacemaker, total knee last year, back out, now this. God still loves me though! Say a prayer I get through the summer with this boot! Hugs, Mabel

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      Thank you for the Prayers Samantha. I am in Florida. Still hanging in tonight. Tomorrow I will try to deal better. I will add you to mine. Take care now!!
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      Im from chicago but i libe in Tennessee now. My friend lives in florida.
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