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Irregular heart beats, low BP, pulse rate low, tiredness, silent angina. Heart attack?

Yesterday I had very strong irregular Heart Beats. Couldn't lift washing out of machine and had to sit down. Went to local GP and was told my blood pressure was 140/80 pulse 72 sat for awhile and pulse went to 60. It left me quite tired and today I feel as though I have been run over by a bulldozer. I'm 68 and my mother had what they called silent angina. Hope you can tell me what are the symptoms of silent heart attcks. Thankyou Lyall
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

"Silent" means no symptom!

You need investigation for arrhythmia, not hear attack!
THE FIRST STEP IS TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST / Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). Standard ECG records the electrical activity of the heart, for a few seconds. It can detect the arrhythmia occurring during that time only. If the episode occurs randomly or precipitated by a specific activity like exercise, one needs Holter or event monitor. Holter records for days; Event monitor for weeks / Holter records continuously / Event monitor only at certain times .
TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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