I have been diagnosed with an unusually high heart rate. They (My doctors)are trying to find out why now. An EKG was done and no significant data came out of that, I do have an ECHO scheduled for Monday and all sorts of blood work has been done and still no difinative answer.
Her are some basics on me:
Gender - Male
Age - 36
Height - 6ft
Weight - 216lb
Average heart rate overthe last 6 months - 97
Average blood pressure - just a little high - Sorry I didnt write that one down.
Im failry fit and pretty active and work out 2 - 3 times a week.
Some history - I was diagnosed with a DVT in my upper left arm (Brachial Vain) about 5 months ago. I have since been experincing pain from my left armpit to my hand. Sometimes it's a brief dull pain and sometims it lasts for hour and is more painful and throbing but still not a SHARP pain. While an ultrasound was being done om my left arm to locate the DVT I was told that my Brachial Vain was pretty small for my age/size.
An EKG was done on me a bout 3 months ago and my doctor said that it looked like I may have some sort of a heart valve disease. I was given another EKG and here are the results:
Vent. Rate - 65 bpm
PR interval -176ms
QRS Duration - 78 ms
QT/QTc - 378/393 ms
P-R-T axes - 64 60 1
I was told that this looked fine - I have no way of knowing otherwise so I believe it.
She also scheduled an ECHO for this coming Monday. I come off of Coumadin in a few weeks and I'm kinda worried.
Here is my question:
Is it possible / likely that a valve is not opperating normally and that is what led to or contributed to the DVT?
Is it possible/ likely that if I go off coumadin that this will complicate the issue?
I know that this is not an wasy thing to answer but I'm not getting a whole lot of info from my docs. Thanks...