Hi, my 8 year old daughter has suffered with fast heart rate for over 3 years now. Her heart bangs out of her chest and used to cause vomiting and chest pain, but now just appears and disappears. It can wake her up in the night. A year ago she had a monitor fitted to catch these episodes but the doctors feel they are not Arrhythmias but are normal. We have seen these, and they are far from normal. She has 4-5 a week but can have up to 20. They pass in a couple of minutes.
She also suffers with low blood pressure and what she says feels like her heart is not beating. The other night I woke and found her cold and unresponsive, I had to shake her back. They again said this was normal.
Whilst I understand how critical heart problems can be, and this is not critical, this is not normal either. I have 3 other children, my eldest is 21 and none have had anything like this ever. I am concerned that long term this could weaken the heart muscles. I feel like some people think I’m making it worse than it is, but it impacts on my daughter and I don’t feel I should just accept that this is the way it is for her.
Can anyone help me please? Has anyone experienced anything like this or heard of anything it could be?
Thank you in advance.