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Palpations possible RBBB with left posterior fasciular block

Hi everyone, new here. Have been getting fast heart rate over past 12 months. Ended up in cardio unit in July. Discharged wifh Bisoprolol 2.5mg. Due angiogram and am terrified for some reason. HR not fully under control. One day its 65-75 then for some reason it will shoot up to 112 and stay there for anythjng between 15 min to 8 hours. Live alone and frankly get frightened. Frightened of angiogram as an unrelated procedure went slightly wrong last year.

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Hi Dibber, sorry to hear of your issues, angiogram should not overly worry you, yes there can be some issues from it but the vast majority are safe and relatively easy. Some threads below may help settle your mind, plus some of our members will be along with their own experiences as well.

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my own experience of it was a mild discomfort, it was done through my wrist, the surgeon talked me through what he was seeing, plus offered to allow me to look as well. Following day some discomfort but soon eased, you get a pressure dressing applied which is uncomfortable and awkward but its removed fairly quickly. If they can treat your symptoms with stents they may well do it at this time too.

good luck

Mark

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Mark. Thankyou for your reply. I get over anxious over things. For instance. My cardiologist had on record i also had Familial hypercholesterolaemia ( inherited high cholesterol ) i asked my sisters, all of them ok so questiones my GP who looked up my recordsvandcin late 2016 level was 3.6. Well within linits. What with my other procedure that went a bit wrong. Kidney stone diagnosis missed i ger very unsure.

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Hi Dibber given your past experience it’s understandable to be anxious. My angiogram was through the wrist and while there were a couple of unusual sensations it wasn’t painful and I didn’t experience any problems and could watch what they were seeing on a big screen. I hope it goes well and are able to give you some answers for what is going on. Tania

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Hi Dibber, your problems sound similar to mine although my heart rate goes up to 150 + at times. I’m also on same dose of Bisoprolol. I get extremely anxious over anything cardiac related , even having blood pressure taken. Not logical I know, though possibly linked to witnessing my Dad have a heart attack as a child.

I was referred for a CT angiogram but when I got there I was so anxious they didn’t do it, just did the scan. The cardiologist suggested instead a (non invasive) stress echocardiogram, which I had done yesterday. That was fine although I just can’t seem to control the adrenaline when it comes to appointments & procedures. Now the long wait for results! Good luck with your investigations.

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Hi KimLouise. Thankyou for your reply. Yes HR suddenly going to 150+ myst be worrying. The highest mine had been was 147. They had to bring it under control with injection of Amiodarone, not very nice. Since then HR can vary between upper 60's and then suddenly 110-120. Strange thing is the cardio specialist in his report stated i had this Fascicular block going back 10 years yet over the last 5-6 years i must have had 7-8 ecg's either with GP or in hospital and every time been told heart is fine. Gets sonewhat worrying when theres no two persons saying the same. Ive no doubt there is electrical problem now in the heart but even so not feeling very confident about procedure due to this.

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