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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.
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, 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.