What causes drop in heart rate when suffering from dysautonomia? - Online Doctor Chats
I have dysautonomia and svt. I'm 25 and lean. When I stand sometimes my heart rate will drop and sometimes it will go up to 140. When sitting I've had my heart rate drop to the 40s and go up to 130s. What are my risks of heart failure, stroke, and heart attack. Also 5 months ago I was admitted into the er for stroke-like symptoms, and was later administered TPA and hospitalized. After several CT scans there was no sign of a stroke, and also for 2 weeks I had right hemiparesis. I also have a pacemaker. Just wondering if anyone has seen this happen to Dysautonomia patient
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With dysautonomia there is disturbance of heart rhythm, blood vessel, blood pressure etc
Have you seen a patient that exhibits these issues?
I have not seen such issues in dysautonomia
Usually the issues are benign and not XXXXXXX
With my heart rate fluctuating as it does, what are my risks long-term in your opinion
These issues will tend to remain as such
I also flatlined on a tilt-table test
What field of medicine do you specialize in?
These happen due to response to receptors to hormones
I specialize in general medicine
Do you know of any doctors that specialize in dysautonomia in the southeast
Can you specify your area?
My symptoms have become so aggressive that I'm on disability
What symptoms are you having?
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, XXXXXXX Florida
And how it started?
Is it secondary to some other condition?
Started when I was 12
- Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center in Nashville, TN (615-322-2318)
Symptoms have added as I've gotten older and has become less controllable. When I flatlined I was on medicine that was supposed to prevent it
If it is primary then it may be part of a syndrome
like Shy Drager syndrome
or some other syndrome
I didn't have problems with svt until last march.
Some syndromes are progressive while others are slowly evolvinmg
Mostly you will be given symptomatic treatment
In your case it is developing relatively slowly
I have taken over 14 different meds since age 12. They work for a few months then they have to change
The symptoms like dizziness, etc may be hard to control
But otherwise I do not think that there may be stroke etc
Since large variations in blood pressure etc should not be there
I can't stay in one position very long because I space out. Sometimes I can hear people but either I can't speak or my speech will be slurred
It seems to be because of low blood pressure
When blood pressure is low it affects brain functioning
I also have anxiety because of the sudden changes of my blood pressure, body temp, heart rate, etc
I understand it can be anxiety provoking
Mostly just managing the symptoms is needed
Do you have rigidity of muscles?
Are you there?
What's strange during the tilt table test. I starting exhibiting symptoms of numbness from the waist down, left arm shaking, dizziness, nausea, tunnel vision, and slurred speech all whole my blood pressure and heart rate where normal. Nurse told me afterwards that she literally blinked and my stats went from 118/ 78 and heart rate 79 to 0 heart rate and blood pressure in a split second
What do you mean by rigidity
It al;so has explanation
It is part of dysautonomia
Why is there no cure
When you bend your arms or legs, there is some rigidity
Yes you have stress a little to stretch your arm
You have rigidity in legs
Gets worse when standing
I've been told I have few
Check with your doctor if you have Shy Drager syndrome
If it is, then it may deteriorate
I am sorry to be saying this
Do you have any patients that have dysautonomia
I just mean it is a possibility
Not at present
But I understand this condition
Due to interest in autonomic nervous system
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