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Pacemaker implanted due to bradycardia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   do you have any knowledge in the areas of cardio like pvc runs ect
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   great let me tell you my situationj
User :   ok
User :   65 years old, male, texas, sales, divorced, 6ft, 335lbs
Doctor :   k
User :   I just had pacemaker inplanted six weeks ago
User :   reason was bradycardia
Doctor :   k
User :   rbbb and one other type of first digree block cant remember name
Doctor :   k
User :   lanyway for years i have had pvc's 8 years ago had large volume thousand they put me on solatol
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   it worked well until the dose cause my heart rate to get to low so they cut dose in half
User :   quit smoking eith years ago, no alchol, no drugs
Doctor :   k fine
Doctor :   Please mention about the Sleep, Stools and Appetite, any specific problems with them.
User :   pvc's rent back up to around 5000 a day unifocal
User :   I have sleep apnea use cpap
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User :   appetite good, stools normal, am a diabetic no thyroid problems , high blood pressure but under good control
User :   have two stins in lad eight years ago
Doctor :   ok tell me waht medications u r having now?
User :   betapace(solatol_ norvasc, micardis, starlix, actos, allpurinol, xanax, iron, arenesp, for anemia...........
Doctor :   k fine
Doctor :   now what exactly is ur query?
User :   last cathy showed all stints good shape,
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   when they down loaded my pacemaker today it showed 17 runs of 5 or more pvc's since dec 24th..................but the software was not able to tell us how many there were each time or when they specifically happened at this doctors office
User :   i had it down loaded on dec 24 and it showed i had had one run of 6 pvc's in the last five weeks
Doctor :   k
User :   my doctor did not seem to concerned i have heard these are ver dangerous are they or are they not
User :   I have always heard runs of these are very dangerous
Doctor :   well its absolutely fine
Doctor :   you dont have to be worried for that
User :   couold you explain why not
Doctor :   in fact if u worry then the anxiety might change the readings
User :   so u are telling me that runs like this v tach is not dangerous
Doctor :   yeah not so
Doctor :   till such time ur BP & Diabetes r under control
User :   my bp and diabetis are under control, but what does this have to do with my irregular arrythmias
Doctor :   even 5000 PVCs a day r considered NOrmal & not treated
Doctor :   since most PVC r non sustained
User :   not worred about the volume it is good now, now I am concerned with the runs,
Doctor :   it shows benign nature
User :   so you are sayihg the fact that they are non sustained pvcs are not dangerous, what would casuse them to become dangerous
Doctor :   well when u have any probls like
Doctor :   dizziness
Doctor :   breathlessness
Doctor :   chest pain
Doctor :   palpitations
Doctor :   any structural Heart diseases
User :   palpatations i have regularly, and i am short of breat sometimes also but no chest pains, or dizzyness
Doctor :   k
User :   i have two stints
User :   in my heart
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   k
User :   ef is low normal at best
User :   do u still feel this is benign
Doctor :   yeah it is
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok, i guess thats it, i just am not sure u r understanging my situation and i dont mean to be rude or disrepecful
Doctor :   yeah i have understood ur probs
Doctor :   in details
User :   have a nice day, ok thank you for your time
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User :   ok its done
User :   good bye
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