I have an enlarged heart, Ef 40% and one chamber is dilated. What would have caused this? I have a higher than normal heart rate which varies between 105-130. I have been on metrprolol 25 mgs to help regulate the pulse. I have taken prednisone in the past for an autoimmune disorder with my hands (rash), longest time was 6 weeks, most dosage being for 2 week span each.
Aortic stenosis I was born with Aortic stenosis. What I know is i was born with 2 chambers instead of the normal 3 in the Aortic valve. I am 36 year old female. I have had 3 kids starting from a young age of 16. In my younger years I have had a few test done on my heart. It was a very long time spent and the only thing I remember the doctors saying is it seems to have had no change , it has remained just the same. (this was about 12 years ago ,was the last time I had my heart looked over.) Now that I m older I find myself more worried about the issue in fear of something like a heart attack and ending my life to soon. I know I m not in the best of health . Lack of proper exercise and improper eating habits. And to make things worse I m currently without health insurance. So I m asking for any advice i could do for myself to help increase my life time here . Any advice would be great in hopes to lighten my fears I now have. Thank you honestly.
While sleeping, I feel a rhythmic tapping internally, much faster than pulse. It feels like heart palpitations, but my pulse is consistent when it is occurring. I am not sweating, and there is no pain. I have worn a Halter monitor for 24 hours, with no irregularities noted. Doctors seem stumped....any ideas? Low blood pressure?