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Jhaily, September 9,  2020  3:32pm EST

Looking for help

Hi everyone, 

I'm on here I guess looking for support. Curious if anyone is able to decipher EKG’s. 

About three years ago I started getting palpitations daily. They have gotten so bad that I can't go a day without feeling them. They cause fatigue, chest pain, dizziness and my vision can get blurred sometimes. 

I've been seeing a doctor and I feel like because of my age I'm not always taken seriously. They diagnosed me with HBP and a slightly enlarged left valve which they say is due to the HBP. I was put ok labatelol and it's made no difference to the palpitations. 


If anyone has insight into these EKG images please help. Hours out of the day I have these palpitations. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat. I can't take it anymore. I feel HBP is not the only thing wrong with me. 

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, September 10,  2020  9:47am EST

    I am so sorry that you are having to manage all of this. Unfortunately, the one area that we can not assist with is providing medical advice, so reading the EKG is not an option. That does not mean we can't offer support and suggestions.

    I can provide the information we have on Heart Valve issues and High Blood Pressure.

    I also encourage you to seek a second medical opinion. That is the safest way to know that you are getting the best possible medical treatment. 

    Please let us know things progress. We are here to support and encourage you along the way. 

    Best Katie


  • lemur
    lemur, September 10,  2020  7:28pm EST

    If a doctor did not take me seriously because of my age, I would never be able to trust that doctor. Trust is essential to effective care. So I'd fire that doctor and find a new one. I'm talking from experience here. I was hospitalized in June and the hospital assigned to me a doctor who spews edicts out of nowhere rather than listen to me and then explain the problem and the plan to solve it. And it went from bad to worse. I've fired him and now feel I have a team of people on my side who know what they are doing.

    So I second what Katie said and suggest you seek a second opinion. That's how I found the right doctors to help me.

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, September 20,  2020  8:58am EST

    Based on my meetings with my cardiologist, EKG's can be tricky. When I was first diagnosed with CAD, my EKG gave my cardiologist some concern but she admitted that if it weren't for the chest pains I was experiencing at the time, she would be less concerned about it and ultimately decided a stress test was in order. Post surgery, my EKG is still not ideal (my interpretation) but apparently has been consistent so I think they are looking for any sudden changes. Again, this is my own interpretation. I do have faith in my cardiologist and I think that is very important.


  • arogya
    arogya, October 1,  2020  8:09am EST

    Sorry, I cant read EKG, but I can talk a bit about how to get rid of palpitations. A primary cause is lack of vitamin B12 or magnesium. 

    Pl try 200 mg Magnesium supplement and a multi-vitamin tab that has B12. Of course check with your doc before popping any med. In abt 2 weeks you should feel a lot better. 

    Good luck! 

  • Mel31
    Mel31, November 12,  2020  4:42am EST

    Hi, have you worn a heart monitor that was prescribed by your physician? 
    I also had probably a handful of palpitations before my doc prescribing me one of those for two weeks to check my heart rhythms.

    Not sure if that's where your ekg info came from. 
    I was recently put on metoprolol. 

    It's definitely slowed my heart rate down and less early contractions. 

    I would tell your cardio of your symptoms and seek a different treatment if what you hav wising working for you. 

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