Hello Everyone, I was initially throwing PAC's. While sitting at work began to feel palpations again, wanted to see how many I was throwing. I am A Paramedic so, I hooked myself up to the EKG machine. I did a complete EKG. Came back this time with NSR with occasional PVC's now. I go see my Cardi Monday and will be sure to point this out to him since I have documented proof. Question is, Should I be really concerned about this or is this something that older people deal with on a daily basis? I am 50 yr M with significant history and not a slim trim muscle machine.View Thread
Hello, I am a 50 yr M with Hx HTN, DM, COPD, GERD, Arthiritis, Hypothyroidism, Sleep Apnea, Vit-D Deficient. I have been experiencing irregular heart rhythms the past couple of months. I am a Paramedic and was able to do an EKG and catch this. It was noted as PAC's. I went to my cardiologist and he put me on Cardiazem 120mg. I had a few more episodes and he increased my Cardiazem to 180 about 4 days ago. I can feel these episodes with following symptoms, Weakness, dizziness, nausea, shakiness, some SOB, unsure if this is related to my COPD. Had an episode that lasted approximately 45 minutes on 12/27/14. 1) should I wait and let my meds increase in my system? 2) Anyone have any suggestions for stopping these symptoms? 3) how many PAC's would be considered normal since these appear in healthy people? Looking for some guidance here.View Thread
You have a 50 yr old F with HX CHD, HTN, CHF, DM, allergies: Morphine, Codeine, Anaprox. She is going in for a Colonoscpy and is to be sedated. Last surgery she had, she went into CHF exacerbation and had to be reintubated and place on vent approx 3 yrs ago. has had recent CHF exacerbation episode causing 4 days stay in hospital. Pt place on 1500 fluid restriction. Pt weighs approx 245 and 5 ft 6". Which would be a better choice for sedation, Propofol or Versed and Why?View Thread
I am a 49 yr old M with HX HTN, COPD, Sleep Apnea, Borderline DM, Hypothyroidism, Vit D Deficiant, Bells Palsy, GERD, Arthiritis, High Cholesterol. I had some symptoms about 5 days ago. I was outside doing very light work removing a motheor from an old dryer. I became Diopheretic, Pale, Cool, Clammy and Just didnt feel right. Had no pain. Afterwards for about 36 hours kept having dizziness, nausea, lower pulse rates and would become pale to family. Didnt matter what I was doing sitting, standing, walking across floor, what ever. Went to the ED for eval on Friday and they could find nothing Life Threatening. Have an appt with My PCP tomorrow for follow up. Any ideas what may have caused this? Also, Thursday and Friday night after I sat down, I noticed that my heart rate would become Bradycardic. Just looking for ideas, I know I need and I am going to PCP for eval.View Thread
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