Hooked up to heart monitor

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Pancho_Villa, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a heart monitor attached to my chest for 48 hrs. It is the last part of a stress test I had today. I had been set up for this by a cardiologist 4 weeks ago. That was 3 weeks after I had been to my family doctor. I had gone to see him after having a fairly heavy heart beat for several days over a period of 2 weeks. No chest pain or anything. The heart pounding was waking me up sometimes at night. Only thing I got so far was a pill to control palpatations if needed. Pills didn't do much. I was also told to cut down on caffiene.

    They also did an EKG, a tread mill test, blood pressure testss on outer extremities including my big toes, and a CT scan to check for circulatory prolems. They said I had been on diabetic meds for close to 20 years, so I really needed a good check.

    All I got from them today was that I had a lower than normal heartbeat. They wanted to know if I had always been like that? How would I know. Ihad never been tested before. They did say my trot on the tread mill was good. Guess that was a good thing. Have to wait a month to see the cardiologist to get the rest of the info. Hope I don't drop dead between now and then.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey PV..Get Well soon !!

    You do know...if the stress test don't kill ya, nothin' will !! ;)

    ( PS...lay off the coffee !! :D )
     

  3. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Maybe more tequila would help?:)
     
  4. bhale187

    bhale187 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey, its worth a try ;)

    In all seriousness, get well soon.
     
  5. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, they told me to avoid coffee and colas. Didn't mention much about not drinking.
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Tequila always makes ME feel good....too good sometimes !! ;)
     
  7. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    How are you supposed to stay awake?

    That's not right, I'm sorry.
     
  8. havasu

    havasu Banned

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    I don't know how my body would react without coffee. That would be cruel and unusual punishment.