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Fluctuating pulse rate, anxiety. Histroy of pfo closure and pulminary hypertension. Prescribed Xanax. Advice

I had a pfo closure done almost a year ago. I was also diagnosed with pulminary hypertention. The only medication I currently take is Revatio, My chest 20 times throughout the day gets a feeling of anxiety, I seen my regular doctor he gave me xanax, Today I checked my pulse while i was having this "attack" and noticed my pulse rate is going below 60. today it stayed at 56 for nearly 2 minutes before coming back up to 80-90s.. Should I be worried? And or what other precautions should I take, I made an appointment with a nurse practioner at the heart hospital but thats not till Monday.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Atrial arrhythmias are common after foramen closure...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.

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Wishing speedy recovery
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