What should I expect to happen at a first appointment with a cardiologist? What does a holter monitor show? I am in my early to mid 20's (female). I've had a high pulse rate since early september. I've had an echocardiogram, and an ekg. My primary doctor
With an overactive thyroid is not uncommon to experience a rapid heart beat which may actually be just a fast but normal heart rhythm. It is also possible that there are alterations in your heart rhythm which causes these symptoms and these should be detected on the holter monitor-- if you experience symptoms while tyou are wearing the monitor.
You might discuss with the cardiologist whether he/she feels that there is anything that would affect your health adversely or whether medication could be helpful in relieving symptoms until your thyroid is adequately treated.
RAPID HEART RATE