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Sporadic Heart Rate post bypass?

I've had fairly constant premature beats since my bypass 8 weeks ago as I've mentioned here. In the last week I've been dealing with bigger thumps and even pain caused by them. I ended up at A&E again today after getting some quite big thumps and pains but as always they focused on whether I was having a heart attack and once they were sure I wasn't I was sent home as always. Since I was discharged from hospital earlier I've had more thumps etc.. One thing I've noticed since I wear my Fitbit charge HR all the time is that my HR seems to shoot from 55-60 to 100 in a few seconds when I start walking! I don't mean rapid walking, I mean standing up and slowly wandering maybe 20 or 30 meters slowly. Anyone else's HR have such rapid And varied rates? I have managed to get a cardiologist appointment for Saturday but I'm not sure what they can do?

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Hi ccwh, you sure aren't getting the best of deals. I had similar in hospital post op but nothing like it at home. I was on potassium tablets for a few days, worst pills ever, which sorted out the irregular heartbeat.

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I had the potassium dissolvable tablets in hospital for about 4 or 5 days as well. Got to be said feeling pretty fed up!

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Feel your pain, hope the cardiologist can suggest something

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Hi there - might be worth checking your electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) and see if they're all in check. They could also think about starting or increasing beta blockers.

Hope this helps,

Chris

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Thanks, I'm asthmatic so not on beta blockers. On diltiazem and ivabradine. Hopefully cardiologist will have some ideas

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