Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Ozchrissy » November 5th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Hormones and a teenage girl can often cause havoc. I am sure she is experiencing palpitations, but it must be a relief that the holter monitor came back with a 'normal' result. She can now settle down and get back to normal. The echo is a good idea, you will be reassured that they have had a good look at the structure of her heart and all the measurements are ok. Glad you got a good result. My daughter had a borderline echo (cardiomyopathy ef 49, but structurally normal) when she was 17 years old, and now has 5 yearly follow ups, and of course if she gets pregnant etc. she will be closely monitored. If she experiences symptoms, she also gets echos, but more importantly all her doctors are aware of the link and do monitor her for this.

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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Suzanne » November 6th, 2011, 10:33 am

Ozchrissy wrote:Hormones and a teenage girl can often cause havoc. I am sure she is experiencing palpitations, but it must be a relief that the holter monitor came back with a 'normal' result.
I'm not relieved yet...not until I get the results of her most recent holter.
Even if that comes back "normal" I will still bring her to get the loop/event recorder, just to be sure. I know she definitely had some sort of arrhythmia because I felt her heart beating faster than normal during one of her events, and I saw her increased heart rate on my heart monitor watch and on the monitor in the hospitals triage...it was between 100 and 120. Her resting heart rate during several ECGs has been 60. Is it teenage hormones....I don't know. Is it anxiety related...I really don't think so. She's been "event" free for the last two days.

As for myself, I had my first event in June/08. I had 4 or 5 more events, one night in July/08 while playing baseball. ECGs and a holter revealed "normal". I had no other events for the next 4 or 5 months. Then, I could have about three events in one day and none for a few weeks. I had worn numerous holters and even a loop/event recorder for two weeks, all which showed "normal". My issues were finally captured when I insisted I needed a loop recorder again. I know Jenna's not me, and what happened to me is not common.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by freckles1880 » November 6th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Suzanne, I really believe you should push every button until you are in agreement with what they are finding. Too often we just listen now and find out they "missed" something later. I have not commented on this post much but am always reading and praying for the both of you. You are a strong lady. wavhi
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by dadmanbob » November 6th, 2011, 6:01 pm

Suzanne wrote:
I'm not relieved yet...not until I get the results of her most recent holter.
Suzanne I am with you. I would tell them how can it be normal if she was wearing it when she had a spell. I just can not believe that they are all saying it is normal. Just keep pushing them till you are satisfied.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Ozchrissy » November 6th, 2011, 7:39 pm

Suzanne, don't get me wrong, I believe you need to follow up what has been organized, if only to make you feel satisfied. But the main thing I think is that all the Docs are now aware of her, she is on their books so to speak. As with Lauren, she is aware also that she is susceptible to cardiomyopathy, as mine is familial. She however does not hardly ever give it a thought now. But the main thing is that she will be closely monitored at the critical stages of her life, pregnancy etc. and will be closely monitored on those occasions. It is something however she hasn't dwelt on, which could have happened, and she gets on with her life without worry.
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Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by KarenHall » November 7th, 2011, 3:36 am

I am sincerely hoping that it is all caused by anxiety - remembering that of course that in no way trivialises what she has been going through. Anxiety is very real and it causes very real symptoms.
On the other hand, if it does turn out to be cardiac related - and obviously this is a possibility as it can be hereditary - then she is being monitored and that is great.
All the best with it Suzanne,whatever the outcome she is in the best hands now.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Suzanne » November 7th, 2011, 8:34 pm

Yesterday evening Jenna had another "event" and one today at school...she said todays was "fast and pounding heart rate lasting about a minute".
Again, I don't know what to say or think.
This has all been very mentally exhausting for me. She's doing fine.
Hopefully when she gets the loop/event recorder next week we'll get some answers, and yes, hopefully it's nothing serious...whatever it is.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by wen » November 7th, 2011, 9:50 pm

I hope you find some answers soon Suzanne. I am sure as a Mother this has been so stressful for YOU too! Keep us posted!

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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by JR1966 » November 7th, 2011, 11:02 pm

Suzanne,I'm sorry that Jenna is still having these unexplained events.

About 18 months ago a niece of mind aged 16 completely out of the blue started having events just like you have explained.Test after test was performed without success and then several heart tests were run due to the fast heart rate during the events all of which came back negative.It was a complete mystery and a deep concern due to my heart issues.The attacks continued and eventually the doctors sent my niece to a specialist who came up with a little known condition called "Vocal Chord Dysfunction".This condition mainly effects teenage girls and in most cases they grow out of it which has happened to my niece.She is nearly 18 now and hasn't had an attack in 7 or 8 months.

I only mention this because the symptoms you have explained are identical and tests coming back negative is also the same.I'm just clutching at straws Suzanne but maybe you could mention it to a doctor and see what they think.

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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Suzanne » November 12th, 2011, 9:32 am

Thanks Wendy and John...thanks for the support and suggestions.

Jenna's still been having random palpitations/arrhythmias...whatever they are.
I felt bad for her yesterday morning. When I woke her up for school, she said that she had been awoken earlier, because her heart was beating stronger and faster and it frightened her.
It's almost Tuesday...she'll get her loop/event recorder then, and hopefully will get things figured out.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Ozchrissy » November 12th, 2011, 9:42 am

Oh I hope so Suzanne, you really need to get this resolved, for both you and Jenna's sake. Thoughts for both of you when the loop monitor is on. Is she still having the echo at the same time, that should also give you piece of mind if it comes out ok.
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Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by bigben7tony » November 12th, 2011, 9:56 am

"The watched pot never boils" is so common with these events. Keep pushing for all to be done until you are satisfied.

As always, my thoughts and prayers are with you guys angel :hugg:
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by Suzanne » November 15th, 2011, 11:13 am

Jenna and I just got back from the hospital (arrhythmia clinic).
They did an echocardiogram and then hooked her up with a loop/event recorder FINALLY!!
She's got the loop recorder for two weeks.
So now, we'll wait and see what happens. Hopefully this will give us some answers as to what's going on.
I'll let you know, as soon as I hear something.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by lostit » November 15th, 2011, 2:34 pm

Suzanne, I truly know how you feel. My condition is still a mystery and my daughter is now having symptoms and they caught some arrythmias on a monitor and have put her on atenolol. Praying for the best for both our girls.
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Re: Youngest Daughter feeling heart palpitations

Post by freckles1880 » November 15th, 2011, 4:36 pm

I too will pray that you can get some solid answers. wavhi
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Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

My "Wardens" are my bride of 53+ years and my eldest daughter.

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