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    well last night i only got like 4 hours sleep , and when i got up in the morning i blackout on the floor , im all good now i was only out 4 a few seconds im jsut wondering would having not much sleep have any think 2 do with it or not ??

    thanks
    *margie*
    Margi*
    http://margi-inskeep.blogspot.com
    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)

  • #2
    M,

    Fainting is very serious with HCM. You need to get checked out at the doctor's asap!

    If you had been drinking, you could have been dehydrated, but I don't think lack of sleep is going to make you pass out.

    Please call your doctor first thing in the morning and let us know how it goes.

    S

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    • #3
      Margie,

      Sarah is absolutely right - see your cardiologist ASAP. Being tired and dehydrated after a late night can bring on arrhythmias, including dangerous ones. The fact that you actually passed out (on the floor??) is serious and indicates that you are probably at increased risk of sudden death. Do you have any of the other risk factors (septum > 3 cm etc.)?

      I have a 3 cm septum and have a history of pre-syncope. I've never actually fallen over, but I have started to lose consciousness during an arrhthmia. I told this to my current cardiologist and EP here in Melbourne. Their comment was, "We don't see any evidence that it is urgent I get an ICD right now". Of course, neither of them are experts on HCM. I am heading up to Sydney to the HCM clinic to see proper HCM specialists. While I am there I will do a stress echo. If my blood pressure drops on exercize, I will get an ICD. Have you had a stress echo?

      Take care,

      Paul
      Age 38, dad of two young children, dx 1996, myectomy March 2005, a-fib issues, due for ICD soon.

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      • #4
        Margie,

        Like the others said , call your doc ASAP. When I was young I had multiple episodes of syncope with resulting concussions. I had a very loud heart murmur , but was told as were my parents that there was nothing wrong with my heart. As we all know now I was misdiagnosed most of my life. Unlike Paul, my septum and walls of my heart were never extremely thick. But the syncope( passing out and 2 first cousins with SCD and decreased BP with stress led to my having an AICD.

        Please go to the doctor.

        Pam
        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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        • #5
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          heya

          thanks for your ansers , i did have a late night but i wasent drinknig so i dont think it was dehydrated

          as for do i have the risk factors i have no idear iv heard them been talked about on the board but dont realy know wat they are

          but as for blacking out i have blacked out maybe about 4 times be4 and iv always been all good ,and the times i do go up 2 the hospiltil 2 get checked out they make me feel like a drama queen or sumthink so i dont realy bother , and the realty is that in less im half dead on the floor they dont realy have time 2 deal with little things like me

          but thanks for your ansers
          take care
          *margie*
          Margi*
          http://margi-inskeep.blogspot.com
          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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          • #6
            Dear Margie,

            Please email Lisa and ask her about HCM specialist doctors in NZ. You really need to be seeing a doctor who understands HCM b/c passing out is a BIG risk factor and should not be ignored.

            We've all been where you are with the doctors not "getting it" -even family not getting it. Please push hard for getting looked at, it matters!

            keep us posted,

            S

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            • #7
              Thinking of you.

              Reenie
              Reenie

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

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              • #8
                Sing this to the tune of "Off to see the Wizard" from the Wizard of Oz

                I'm off to see the Doctor, the Wonderful Doctor for Hearts.
                RONNIE

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                • #9
                  ahahah

                  i think i need 2 replace the "Wonderful" with sumthink like "clueless" or "to rare 2 care"
                  heheheheh

                  take care
                  *margie*
                  Margi*
                  http://margi-inskeep.blogspot.com
                  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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