Hi all

I am having a transthoracic echocardiogram ( bit of a mouth full ) this thursday.little nervous as I don't know what it's for

Hi all
I am having a transthoracic echocardiogram ( bit of a mouth full ) this thursday.little nervous as I don't know what it's for

I have been slightly breathless these last few days. With enough wind to fly a kite . I think its more anxiety than anything else as I do tend to swallow more air when I am nervous. I do believe that an over active mind can be a trigger for all sorts of ailments . when I was rehearsing with my band for two hours my breathing wasn't an issue. Yet on the way home my concentration was bought back to my breathing strange indeed? sorry about the picture pressed the wrong one ha ha this was me trying to impress my granddaughter

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  • Hi Llamudos - I believe this is just another name for the standard echocardiogram that most people have to check that the mechanics of their heart are working as they should. Some jelly like substance will be put on your chest area and then an ultrasound used on the outer part of your body. I've had two and both returned normal results. It's all quite painless and nothing to worry about.

    Yes, I agree with you, our mind has a lot to answer for with regard to AF. Too much concentration on the condition can certainly make the situation so much worse, even trigger an attack.

    Jean

  • Thank you jean for explaining the process so clearly.X again sorry about the picture

  • today while shopping my heart rate was 181 , and i really tried to ignore it , it seemed to g up and dwn for ages . i was too unsure t go to my doctor and i was actually utside his surgery parked during my episode. im so frightened that it will be back in normal rhythm before he sees me . it has happened so many times. i never really know what to do just take my meds .

  • Hi Nannygoat - I've been in the same situation. I was in the eye department of a hospital (had something in my eye) a few years ago when mine started racing. I kept thinking 'Shall I mention it', but didn't. After being seen I had to walk a long distance back to my car terrified that I wouldn't make it with my heart pounding away. Looking back now I wonder why I didn't tell the person there and certainly would now! The only reason I can think of is, like you say, it suddenly reverting back to normal before you are seen and the feeling of being thought a paranoid nuisance! Lets face it, we can have quite a wait in A&E before we are seen.

    The last time I was in A&E a young lad, probably in his late teens, or early twenties was in the cubicle next to me. The reason he was there was because he had felt his heart race for 15 minutes, although it was fine now. His worried parents were at his side. I heard the doctor say he would admit him for the night for observation. Of course my thoughts were 'only 15 minutes you lucky thing. What are you worried about'? I guess at times in our life we all adopt different standards of what is right or wrong and who are we to judge what other people see as abnormal.

    As you say your pulse was 181 I guess deep down you know that perhaps you should have popped into your doctors surgery and told them about it. I guess you would have had an ECG fairly quick and this would have shown where the rogue extra beats were coming from, which is important for your cardiologist to know. How long do you think your pulse was high for and how are you feeling today?

    Jean

  • thank you for your kind response. my heartbeat was up and down for about 3 hours and as i am xarelto and arythmol the blood thinner i was not worried about a clot . i am on bisop also. sometimes i feel people are fed up with me always being sick as i have sarcoidisous also in my body. Today i am soooooooo tired you would not believe it, honestly so tired.

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