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36M with clean cardiac health (echo stress lipids, EKG no fam his no smoke no fine BMI 22.3). Resting he went from 60 to 54 after celexa (citalopram). Ok? Scared!
Get checked: You are right to be concerned: one can get slowed heart rate with citalopram Celexa. Doses above 40 mg are cautioned against because it can cause serious arrhythmia. However, even lower doses can slow the heart rate, especially if you are taking other heart-slowing medicines like beta blockers. Do report this to your clinician so that it can be addressed. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Yes and No: EKG can show some changes in Q and S waves and ST. Elevation may suggest old myocardial infarction. Hotter monitor is a device that registers heart rhythms/ rate for an extended period of 24-48 hrs. It's main use is to diagnose various types of heart blocks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
36M with clean echo stress and lipids. No risk factors, but minimal exercise. Resting heart rate 58-60. Should I be worried?
I had an ECG, exercise stress ECG, 48-hr holter ECG, and an echo. Would prolonged QT show up on all of those tests?
Majority: Yes, if you are concerned for prolonged QT or there is a family history, all of those tests except for an echo should show prolonged QT syndrome. An echo measures the function of the heart. Prolonged QT is calculated from an ECG looking at the part of the heart that makes up the QT interval in the heart beat. An ECG, stress ECG and Holter ECG should be able to pick it up. ...Read more
17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor...
You're good: Glad you got to read up. The hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and ARVD are ruled out by a competent echo. Lots of folks have palpitations -- catch a run on Holter and you will know the type. If you do not get short of breath, and there are five or fewer per minute, they are usually harmless. Taking up hard-core aerobic fitness can help this and make you happier in the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor..
Chances of CAD in a 28 year old with no family history..Dont smoke or drink..Tad bit overweight.Normal ekg, echo, stress test and blood work?
Can sudden cardiac arrest happen to a 30 yr healthy male with normal echo, ecg, ett,xray, blood work, non smoker, no fam hist? worried about sca.
Very unlikely: Hi. With all those studies and no family history, please tell us why you're worried about sudden cardiac arrest. That seems illogical based on what you've told us. While we of course can't tell you it's IMpossible, we can assure you it's extremely unlikely. There are a number of rare circumstances where ventricular fibrillation can occur. Don't let an irrational fear get the better of you. ...Read more
I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) abnormal echo 3 years ago with LVH, elevated RVSP, now ekg & stress test show RAE but current echo normal?
Improved echo: Your improved left ventricular enlargement suggests that there may have been improvement in systemic hypertension or a viral cardiomyopathy, for example. You didn't mention it the ejection fraction was reduced at that time which could have explained the shortness of breath and pulmonary hypertension. Because you're still experiencing dyspnea, maybe a consultation with a pulmonologist is indicated ...Read more
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
Pounding heartbeat very irritating. Cardiac exercise stress test no images and 48 hour holter monitor normal. Not anxiety can't fall asleep or woken?
36 M with clean echo stress lipids & EKG a year ago. No risk factors. Resting HR 55-60 without any regular exercise. On celexa (citalopram) 5mg for 2 days. Scared
I do not know what: your questions is. Your heart rates are in perfectly normal range and Celexa (citalopram) will not affect this at such a low dose. Usual starting dose is 20mg. The drug may cause an increase in heart rate not a decrease. With a recent normal cardiac workup you are at low risk for any cardiovascular issues with your treatment. Discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more
ECG : The strip recorder is the printer for the monitor. ...Read more
70 year old high exercise level recreational road bicyclist with recent reduced exercise tolerance. Echo shows Basal Septal LVH. ACE or ARB?
Septal hypertrophy: Asymmetric septal hypertrophy can produce a heart murmur as well as place strain on the left ventricle. If your ejection fraction is perfectly normal and you still have diminished exercise tolerance,diastolic dysfunction is also a factor. Since there is some obstruction to blood flow, relaxation of the ventricle with beta blocker or certain calcium channel blocker like cardizem is preferred thera ...Read more
I've been told I'm heart healthy with tests and had a few PACs with holter monitors..the heart flutters are worse with exercise. What causes these?
Tricky.: nearly everyone has some PAC's on a holter. They increase with increasing cardiac stimulation including exercise, caffeiene, eletrolyte abnormalities, and many other conditions. So... this may well be totatllly average cannot say in your particular case, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get taccycardia. Have had ecg's, holt monitor, echo and stress test. Everything normal except sinus taccycardia with pac on holt? Any other test ?
What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff.Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.
Multiple reasons: If you are not overweight. There could be multiple reasons. The best way however to diagnose this is to have an event monitor (not a holter) in this way will be able to correlate your complaint with what ever the cause is. Further recommendations will be based on the results. ...Read more
35 M with echo stress and EKG in Jan 2015 to alleviate anxiety. Last 15 days Fitbit shows heart rate spikes. No other symptoms. Arrhythmia? Scared.
For 36 M with a clean echo stress in Jan 2014, normal lipids and BP no diabetes, no fam his non smoker, how long are echo stress and chol tests valid?
NO!!!!: Caffeine should not be ingested prior to pharmacologic cardiac stress since it can interfere with the results. Stopping caffeine ingestion for at least 24 hours prior to pharmacologic stress should be sufficient. If caffeine is ingested and pharmacologic stress is performed, this can cause false negative results. If you have taken caffeine, stress may be rescheduled or switched to dobutamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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