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  • tachycardia

    Has anyone had any bad episodes of tachycardia? I was just chilling out on the couch tonight not really doing much and I started feeling kinda funny. I checked my pulse it was around 130. I shrugged it off thinking it would go quickly. Well it didn't before long I was up to over 170! I got a little light headed and short of breath. This episode lasted almost an hour!

    I do have an AICD and as luck would have it I had it checked yesterday and no problem. I did ask the tech what it was set at and he said 150 but it did not give therapy until 220.

    Is this something I should be worried about. It sure did scare me at the time.


  • #2
    Re: tachycardia

    Mary did you go to the hospital, you are suposed to or let your doctor know, i have not experienced it for that long of a time, but i due have it from time to time, at rest mine will get up to 135 and i feel awful, you poor thing, i wouldn't want mine to get that high, i think i would go to the hospital, being your ICD went off, keep us updated and try to have a great Thanksgiving
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


    • #3
      Re: tachycardia

      Mary, call the doctor. It shouldn't be that high for that long. I don't know the guidelines on this, but I think I would have gone to the ER when it stayed fast for over 10 minutes.


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


      • #4
        Re: tachycardia

        Just a note my ICD did not go off (sorry if I misworded it I was tired). I would have definatly went to the ER then. I am so tired of hospitals right now that I didn't go. I am also in the middle of cardiologist right now. I don't know which one I would have called.

        I'm feeling better this morning. I'm off to work soon. Never get the holidays off with the Mouse.

        Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!



        • #5
          Re: tachycardia

          Mary - if your heart rate was that high - call and let the docs know. It may be time to look at those meds again...

          Happy Thanksgiving!
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)