Hi all; new poster here (although I post regularly on HU's asthma forum).
I suffer from a fairly complex set of lung problems (asthma, ABPA & a form of bronchiectasis) for which I have regular tests, check-ups & a mountain of medication.
As part of my treatment, I recently had a heart scan done which revealed some minor leaky valves, etc. (not of real concern & probably age-related - I'm a 53-year-old man - according to both GP & lung consultant) .
However, in the course of the discussion I mentioned that I have always noticed from home BP checks & a FitBit that I have a slow heart rate (average resting 48/49BPM; dropping to mid-30s at night). I had never thought much of it in truth until a colleague mentioned it when comparing FitBit scores! None of my medication would cause that, so my GP arranged a 24-hour ECG & subsequently a cardiology referral.
My appointment is now arranged for late Feb., so I'm just wondering what they might do, ask, anything I should go prepared with, etc.? Given the fact that my lung problems are fairly complex, I'm also worried about the combined impact of the two, especially over time & wonder if anyone with a similar combination might suggest things that I ought to be asking or looking to find out?
Thanks for any advice/suggestions.