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Toogoofy317 non-obstructed hcm, AICD 11-01-02 and 10-6-05 Find out more about Toogoofy317
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  • Ken Crawford
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    Re: Symptoms of A-fib

    I have pacemaker for Bradycardia and sick sinus syndrome. I am also in chronic afib. As far as I know my heart never speeds up in the ventricals. The rapid beat and flutter is not something you can feel in your pulse. A fast pulse is a result of something other than afib. Most of the time I never know when I am in afib unless it is a really bad episode. As I said I have a pacemaker that is set on 80 during day and 65 at night. I have all sorts of rythym disturbances but this is my experience.

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  • Reenie
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    I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this, but I can tell you my experience with my own heart. I felt much the same as Sarah. I felt my heart "flip" then start to beat really fast and sometimes really hard. There were times I could watch my shirt move with my heartbeat. My episodes never lasted more than 3 minutes. Remember, Mary, I don't have HCM. I might be way off base here.

    Reenie

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    I have never been in A/F (that I know of)

    Try the monitor and see what it shows - let us know.

    Lisa

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  • Sarah
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    I feel my heart "flip over" and start beating irregularly. This is a very rare thing according to most of the doctors I talk to--my ability to feel it right away. Most people can't.

    You will feel tired and everything is harder to do. Imagine walking through a swimming pool with the water up to your underarms. Kinda like that.

    S

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  • Toogoofy317
    started a topic Symptoms of A-fib

    Symptoms of A-fib

    Can anyone describe how a-fib feels. Or way you can tell your in it? I know the physiological aspects. I'm just curious with some of the symptoms.

    Dr. Maron brought it up to me the other day. He wants me to get an event monitor because of some of my episodes I guess. I can be sitting on the couch just watching TV and my heart rate will just go up to like 130-140. It happens about twice a week and last about an hour or so.

    I am going to my local cardiologist tomorrow to relay Dr. Maron's suspicions and see what he says. But any input would greatly be apprieciated.

    Mary S.

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