21 Jul

It has been an interesting week. On Tuesday I started feeling a bit flush and dizzy so I decided to go to the doctor to see what was wrong. He said I had a rapid heart rate and needed to go to the hospital for an EKG.  This is what I did and sure enough I did have a rapid heart rate.  He gave me some medication and told me to rest for 30 minutes to see if the rate decreased.  It did and I was feeling OK.

After I got back home I decided to go to Pattaya and speak with a specialist so an appointment was made for Friday AM.  When I got there they did another EKG and saw that the rate was 140.  Normal is around 60.  When they saw this they wheeled me into a treatment room to give me an injection to slow down the rate.  It did, but only by 10 points. Since that did not really work an angiogram was done. No blockage was found. 

Now, not that I am concerned and worried at this point, they wanted give my heart a shock treatment so the rate would drop back down close to normal.  I agreed and they put me to sleep for just a short spell, maybe 10 minutes, and preformed the procedure.  That brought the heart rate down to 70 so it worked.  I stayed in Cardiac Critical Care for the afternoon and then transferred to regular room in the afternoon and night so that I could be monitored.  I was released the next morning with a weeks worth of medication and will do a followup this coming Thursday.

Stressful Week To Say The Least

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Posted by on July 21, 2013 in Pattaya


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