Hi guys new to forum. Just thought I'd say hello. I post regularly on heart site so a few may know me already. The thing is I suffer from bradycardia and tachicardia and have pots post heart attack. Is thus different from AF. No ones ever talked to me about it. It was just as I read a post from one member that they were getting a loop recorder fitted I wondered if it's the same. I too am awaiting fitting of device as I have dizzy and fainting spells. I'm very symptomatic and can't tolerate any drugs iv tried hence the reveal device. Any advice would be great. Shiona
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Hi Shiona and welcome to the AF Association forum.
I, too, don't have AF but I am a regular here. I have had a cardiac ablation - which is a common treatment for AF - and expect to get a pacemaker/ICD soon. I can't help with the Reveal device although I know that some people here have had them. More often than not I think people here tend to get holter monitors for shorter duration monitoring (I'm getting another 7-day device myself again in a couple of days).
Bradytachy syndrome is due to sinoatrial node disease. The Brady or slow bit causes intermittent or permanent degrees of heart block. The tachy or fast bit is any of the supraventricular tachycardias including but not exclusively atrial fibrillation.
So some people with AF have bradytachy, while not all people with bradytachy have AF.
Hi Ian. Welcome to this supportive forum. I'm in U.S. and my evaluation, tx were different. Wasn't sick so went to a cardiologist (just a hunch) stress test good, heart muscle strong, etc. He ordered a ten lead monitor for a month since this was not a normal thing for me. It picked up several episodes of SVT when I felt no symptoms. The episode on train was likely terrible because I over exercised and was dehydrated. Results indicated 160 - 220 EXTRA heartbeats due to looping around in extra node so lucky not to have stroke or heart attack that I know of. Had ablation done ten days later. I mention all this because if the cardiologist just went by stress test or just ordered monitor for a day or two, it would never have been found or fixed. Probably 3rd time mentioned on here as I believe it saved me from a stroke. If you have the option to spy on your Heart, do so. Knowledge helps us be less fearful, make better decisions and perhaps lead a healthier life. Wishing you all the best.