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chmayer, December 17,  2019  11:05pm EST

stress test??

Had bypass surgery in 2004. Relatively good condition up until now. I was walking frequently and heart rate elevated some (90-110). I would rest for a few minutes and all was fine again. Two weeks before a scheduled Stress Test. I had same elevation to about 105 with normal sinus rythm. During the stress test A-FIB. They said my heart was very strong. Was perscribed Eliquis with directions. I am 77,  BMI is 23, and take numerous suplements. Now I know what Afib feels like. I never had it before the test! Now anytime I do any physical labor or exercise I get afib and it takes about 20 minutes to an hour to recover to normal sinus rythm. My cardoligist was upset that I had been given the stress test.

My question is did (can) a stress test initiate/start afib???  What now? Looks like western medicine is doing its best to hurt me.

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  • Neanderthal
    Neanderthal, January 17,  2020  10:22am EST

    Hurt you?  Really?  Most likely the bypass surgery saved your life.  The Eliquis will help to keep you from having a stroke.  It's hard to believe that the stress test resulted in you having Afib.  If it occurred at that time it's probably a good thing because it was diagnosed right and treated right away.

  • dsavoie1953
    dsavoie1953, March 11,  2020  11:06am EST

    Everything I read normal 30 minute walking is needed. At 67 I work out and will continue to work out. CV ECHO should provide more. See another Cardologist. 

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