Wednesday, April 20, 2011

P is for Palpitations

At least that is what they told me that is what I was having last night, after I spent 3 hours in the ER.

Heart palpitations -- an unusual awareness of the heartbeat -- is an extremely common symptom. Most people who complain of palpitations describe them either as “skips” in the heartbeat (that is, a pause, often followed by a particularly strong beat) or as periods of rapid and irregular heartbeats







I was hooked up to one of these.  It was normal.
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This was being monitored the whole time, and it was normal.
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All of these were tested, and yes... normal.
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So, for now, they tell me it is Heart Palpitations.  Ok, I am good with that.  I thought I was for sure headed to the OR for a bypass.  Yah I know,  a little dramatic.  But bad hearts run in my family.  Now, its time to work on a better diet, so I don't end up on that table in the OR bypassing 3, 4 or 5 vessels.  At least my BFF was there with me to help pass the time, and of course there was always something interesting happening.  :)

2 comments:

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

I am glad you are doing well. When I was pregnant with my 3rd I had really bad chest pains out of the blue. bad like had to pull over because it hit me so hard and I almost drove into someone HURT! and they said it was chest palpitations and anxiety...what?! I am so laid back...anyway I eat healthy and pray that it is not my heart...

Randi said...

How scary, glad everything turned out okay! :)