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Heart Problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 24, 2008
  • 06:01 PM

I'm 23 and since my pregnancy, an underlying heart condition, which is unknown, has been discovered.

I have had lots of EKGs and ECGs since, all showing frequent PVCs, often in couplets. Every premature ventricular contraction is symptomatic. My cardiologist said my heart has too many beats and is too quick.

I also have had an echocardiogram, stress test, and two holter monitor tests.

The stress showed my heart goes up quickly too fast. The echo showed moderate regurgitation in my tricuspid valve, and trivial with my mitral and pulmonic valves. I also have high blood pressure.

The first holter showed all my PVCs, and my heart rate falls between 48bpm and 148bpm.

My second showed bradycardia at 46bpm running for 7minutes and 46seconds, multiple tachycardia, the longest sustaining at 6 minutes 28seconds at 164bpm. This time I had even more PVCs than the first.


I also have some other problems, I have no idea if its related... But I have pinprick tiny red dots all over my skin that take a few months or so to fade away. They're not raised and don't blanch/turn white when pressed. I've noticed them for the last few years or more.

Also, I have extremely bad peg pain. Its not constant, but it's frequent and will last for hours or a day or two... It hurts resting or walking, comes out of nowhere and is so bad sometimes I cry, and it keeps me up at night and I can't sleep.


SOmene please help!

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  • It's very important that you tell your doctor about your "dots." One of the things this could be is this: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura This is very serious. Try here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000552.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 07:42 PM
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  • Luckily, my clotting seems just fine... In fact, my latest blood tests say my platlets are larger than normal, on the high side, and I have a high myocyte count.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2008
    • 00:17 AM
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  • Someone please help....
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2008
    • 06:32 PM
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