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Palpitations after transplant


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  • Palpitations after transplant


    hows it going ?

    im getting Palpitations i can also feel my heart beating a xtra beat my pulse is been sitting at about 100 today
    is that normal for after transplant ?
    should i get it checked out ?

    Forever Young

    I was diagnosedwith HCM at 6.
    Went into Atrial fibrillation so had a ICD put in at 16
    Went into Heart failure at 17
    Got a heart transplant at 21(2009)

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    Re: Palpitations after transplant


    If your heart is doing things that is not normal for you, I would want to make sure everything is in order.


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    • #3
      Re: Palpitations after transplant

      A pulse around 100 is normal after transplant. Your heart rate is no longer controlled by nervous connections to the rest of your body since the vagus nerve was cut when your original heart was cut out. Your new heart has an intrinsic rhythm that can only change if you blood gets flooded with hormones. That's why your heartbeat is now slow to respond to exercise, and you have been cautioned to warm up slowly and carefully if you are exercising.

      Your new heart is not only faster, it beats much stronger than the old one, so you are probably much more aware of it. Emily use to complain that she could hear it and it was annoying. She is slowly getting used to it.

      Irregular heartbeats and palpitations are something that you should discuss with your doctors.


      • #4
        Re: Palpitations after transplant

        Bob said this very well and I just want to encourage you to check out the irregular beats. My pulse has hardly been below 100 since transplant.

        Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
        ICD&Pacemaker 1996
        Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
        Mom of Kaye.


        • #5
          Re: Palpitations after transplant

          Margi - It's a new symptom for you, so yes, get it checked. You want to take extra special care of that new miracle heart! Let us know what you learn -



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