Conundrum - The Saga Continues
jUST SAW SURGEON: (From Last Night)
by donr - 2020-01-02 15:55:47 Edit
He said he cannot do surgery in current state of heart health.. Problem is that I am in constant state of Tri-Geminy. Too much risk while on the table.
Appt w/ Cardioo Mon AM to see what he can do - if anythying. Surgeon came off w/ thids statement - "Perhaps you can do what I do - 500Mg of Magnesium daily. Cures my PVC problems."
I have been fighting PVC's all my PM life of 16 years. This is not a death seentence, just a life sentence of misery. Guess it's time to open up a lemonade stand!
Electrolytes ?? (More from last night)
by Gemita - 2020-01-02 18:33:36
Have your electrolytes been checked recently ?? I have tried Magnesium in the form of magnesium taurate which is helpful for rhythm disturbances. Maybe you need IV magnesium in some form. I also take Vit C powder (as Magnesium Ascorbate) which is a good stress supplement. My EP also has my heart rate set at 70 bpm to outpace (if correct expression) my ectopics esp. PACs which often lead to AF. I used to get awful PVC attacks (bigeminy, trigeminy, couplets, triplets). My EP now believes a lot of my PVCs were wrongly interpreted and should have been recorded as PACs with a RBBB pattern. All a bit above me but I realise machines do get it wrong and needs a trained eye to decipher sometimes. Your heart is obviously very irritated from a variety of causes. You sound as though you have a good cardiologist so I hope he can stabilise your rhythms and give you some much needed respite. Maybe ask for a med review and new upgraded PM ?? I stopped Flecainide and Digoxin and now only on PM pacing and low dose Bisoprolol !! Both anti arrhythmic meds proved pro arrhythmic for me and EP agreed. Nice calm NSR most of the time.
Magnesium ( Last from last night)
by donr - 2020-01-02 22:34:38 Edit
I have a plan all worked out for tomorrow. Gonna sit down w/ Cardio nurse friend to discuss strategy. See Cardio on Monday. Will discuss Mg and its uses. Never been tried on me before. Got the suggestion rom Surgeon, who runs low on it & takes a 500 MG dose every day. Said he gets good PVC control from that.
Apparently I am running at 1/3 PVC's now. Surg says that in his book I am too fragile in cardiac end of surgery. Probably would not make it off table alive, let alone through recovery period.
I saw him yesterday - Thurs - & told him I was going to cancel surgery for that reason - before he had a chance to give me his opinion. Probably a good decision on my part.
FRI AM: This AM I am running only about 3 - 4 PVC's per minute. What a goat rope.