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What would have caused my son's abrupt rise in heartrate?
My son has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy...He has no symptoms of any kind...His EF is about 30...He is being treated with ACE inhibitors and Beta blockers which seem to be working...Two weeks ago he had a full workup including an echo which showed slight improvement.. Yesterday he was walking on the treadmill and his heart rate went to 188 bpm where normally it stays around 120...He was walking at about 3 mph...He had no other symptoms in terms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling, etc..What would have caused this? He is scared something has changed.
submitted by Robert from Syracuse, New York on 6/6/2012
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Reynolds M. Delgado, MD
I would suggest talking over this tachycardia (fast heart rate) with your cardiologist. It may indicate the need for more medications.
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Updated June 2012