Occassional significant heart rate increase

for the past 3-4 months I have had 4-5 occasions when my heart rate has increased to the 120,s for 5 to 10 minutes. My  Dr. has recommended adjusting medications, but has provided no particular reason for the increase. I would like to know if this is a common occurrance and reasons if any. Thanks, S. Osborn


Did you ask?

by AgentX86 - 2019-10-23 18:09:54

Obviously you have some sort of tachycardia going on.  You've given no history so it's impossible to say anything more definite.  Your doctor is probably talking about adjusting your beta blocker (or calcium channel blocker) to reduce and limit your heart rate. It won't likely fix the problem but the idea is to keep your heart rate in a safe zone, long term.

In my opinion, he should have given you more information but it really is up to you to advocate for yourself.  Some don't like to get into the technical details of their health but I don't see how one can give an informed consent to treatment without information but that's a different subject.

When I was told I needed a pacemaker, I had a 24 hour. holter monitor. My atrium was firing 127 and my ventricle was

by isuuhsfbi - 2019-10-23 18:56:59

responding at 40. Dizzy, and weak.I was told I could have a stroke or heart attack and I needed a pacemaker ASAP. I received the pacemaker and was on Rythmol 150mgl tid. metroprolol 50 mg bid. Started to have these episodes in Aug. Received the pace maker in May2017. They went to amniodorne 200mg bid. took care of the episodes. 1 year later  decresased the Amniodorone to 100mg. bid. 6 months later the  pulminary function test came back ? and they d/ced it completely.  Within a few months these episodes started. The Dr. increased Cardizem from 15mg to now cardizem 90 mg  of course gradual increase.every 8 hrs. After episode on mon. am Hr. up to 129 for a few mins. they increased metroprolol to 75 mg bid. Today no episodes. I am thinking A EP study? Do you have any recomindations?


by Tracey_E - 2019-10-24 10:36:50

They don't like a resting rate over 100 for very long. Did you ask what time it happened? Perhaps it was activity induced? 

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