HR of 380 bpm?? physiologically impossible?
Sorry I haven't been around much - I've been focusing more on my neuro issues and have been focussing most on graduating on June 15 from high school (everyone said i wouldn't make it because of all the school i've missed and surgeries I've had) and then getting ready to move to Seattle to attend the UW. Anyways, I'm going on three years with my pacemaker as of two weeks from now (WOW) and it's pretty much completely helped my bradycardia. Now I'm dealing with tachy issues though. We tried all beta blockers possible to no avail, so my cardiologist sent me to a different EP at UW med center (who was really nice) but she was quite baffeled. We knew my resting rate is usually 110 - 120 bpm. My symptoms? Bad palpitatins, dizziness, hot, chest discomfort...I have many, many episodes a day. So, the new EP found tht my pacemaker has recorded many episodes where my heart rate was 380 bpm. The Guidant guys checked out my pacemaker and everything with it looked fine. The problem? Well, first off I'm 18 witth a pacemaker, brain & spine problems, and now a "physiologcally impossible" heart rate. The EP said that having a hr of up to about 200 was tachy and over 400 is fibrillation, but NEVER, has she seen or heard of 380 and that is physiologically doesn't make sense. She said I'm either extremely different with that part or its a technological problem with my pacemaker. My thoughts? Since my pacemaker checked out find and recorded everything else right...for the past four years I hve defied all odds and been the girl who is, medically, different than everyone else and goes against all medical diagnosis' and odds. So, I'm guessing that it's just the way I am.
Now, for my question. Has anyone else experienced an odd heartrate like this? Any thoughts as to the above? I'll be recording my episodes with a magnet over the next two weeks while my two cardios try to figure it out. What do you do for a heart rate like that? My biggest thing is find out if she's just never seen it, or if it really is unusual. Any thoughts would be awesome.