Originally Posted by Twink55
Pauline a few years ago I occasionally had palpitations , up to 200 beats a minute, so my sister called 999 for an ambulance & they took me into A&E. They gave me an injection which was awful, as it made me feel I couldn't breath for about 20 seconds, but it slowed the palpitations very quickly... so they sent me home & referred me to a cardiologist.
The cardiologist told me that my heart seemed fine and the problem was a minor fault on the line that sent the signal from my brain to my heart to make it beat... I think it is called Supraventricular tachycardia!
He offered me a small operation or a very small dose of beta blocker each day... so I chose the beta blocker & have had no problem since!
If it happens regularly, check your pulse and count the number of beats per minute... then speak to your doctor. Alternatively, if it is over 100 BPM, then you should get help at the hospital! Better to sort the problem now by finding what is causing it
Thanks everyone for your kind replies.
Twink, you mentioned beta blockers, Iím on those ,called Bisoprolol Fumarate, I forgot to take it on Thursday pm, maybe that has something to do with it, plus I drink gallons of Latte, my consultant advised me to drink de caf,
Also donkeyman has a point, I was stressed on Thursday at the bus station, because of an incident with my dog jack.
Harbal, I would strongly suggest you see your GP, my mother had symptoms, none of us knew this until she was carted off to the hospital after she was having difficulty breathing, ...she was extremely lucky to have survived, her employer Elizabeth ward who was the founder of the BKPA, paid for her operation that she had done immediately at the Brompton hospital in London, it was an emergency, she had x two heart replacement valves....open heart surgery.
Funny enough I had the same operation, I was lucky that my symptoms once my GP picked up on them, was monitored by The Sherborne building at Basingstoke hospital, the consultants and staff were amazing, I ended up having my heart valve repaired, I went into Atrial Fibrillation x2 once in hospital once at home, I went extremely dizzy and nearly passed out,.
Never ever assume it is something, best get it checked out by a doctor, assuming can kill you.
I am fine this morning, my son was concerned, but it did right itself after ten mins...my consultant has already told me to dial 999 if I go into Atrial Fibrillation again.....