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    I had a short spell of ventricle tachycardia, a type of arrhythmia, while wearing a heart rate monitor.
    My father, brother and several other family members also had arrhythmias that came at different times in their lives and went away .

    However, everything was normal when I pushed my heart rate to 176 BPM going up a hill in the middle of my jog. This is over my theoretical max, but my cousin who is an MD said he also had a higher than normal heart rate and it was not a problem.
    See heart rate.

    Dad was on medication for atrial fibrillation (AFib), often called, atrial tachyarrhythmia, or atrial tachycardia. It lasted longer than my ventricle tachycardia. He had to be taken the hospital several times because he didn't want to wake Mom up in the middle of the night and let it go too long.
    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used for ventricle fibrillation (VFib) which can be fatal (Sudden Cardiac Arrest).

    PS: They put a heart rate monitor on Bode Miller for a ski race. He hit a maximum of 220; When he was in the starting gate.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: William Davis, MD

    This is a "super ventricular tachycardia". The pace maker center of the heart just decides you are going to have a heart rate of 130 for a few beats. This is common and annoying, but not dangerous. I have had this a few times when I was younger and my mother had it off and on from her teens until about age 80 when she "out grew" it. It is treated when it is sustained for long periods or is too uncomfortable - usually with a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker heart medication.

    -------------------------------------------- On Sun, 1/29/17, Don McBride wrote:

    Subject: arrhythmia - beta-blocker

    FYI Here's the holter monitor trace with the at the arrhythmia at start of a jog.
    They put me on Metoprolol 25 mg


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