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  • ER run tonight with Andrew

    I took Andrew to the local ER tonight because his heart was beating and acting very "wacky". When he first told me about it I took a listen with the stethascope. WOW! There was definetly something wacky going on. I had no problem hearing what he was describing. His heart would beat at a normal rate for about 6 beats, then go into a supper fast rate for about 6 beats, then back to a normal beat for 6-10 beats then back to the super fast rate. Then there would be a run of regular beats of anywhere from 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes. Then back to the super fast beat cycle again. This continued to happen every 30 seconds to a couple of minutes....... for two hours. I then decided to take him to the ER. He was hooked up to the monitor there for three hours and this pattern continued the whole time. It was almost scarey to watch them on the monitor. It happened continuously at the same frequent pattern for the three hours we were there.

    They called an "on call" pediatric cardiologist in MN at his heart clinic. It was decided he was having continuous runs of PVCs. They sent us home and said to come back if he starts experiencing any chest pains or other symptoms. I have read enough here to know normally PVCs are not concerning. But do they normally come back to back continuously like this for hours? It is now 6 hours later and they have not let up at all.
    Dolly~
    mom to Andrew(HCM) 21 years old
    Diagnosed \'95 age 5
    Myectomy \'96 age 6
    ICD implant \'99 age 9
    First ICD shock (X2) \'04
    ICD replacement surgery \'05 age 15

    *And aunt to 7 year old Kenny who had HCM and suffered sudden death in gym class. (2/20/87 - 4/6/94)

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    Boy, Dolly, I don't know. I guess by now you've contacted his normal cardiologist. I hope all is well with him! Please update when you can.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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