yesterday I went for my yearly physical and on an EKG - which they said was normal. TODAY the nurse called me up and told me that my heart rate on the EKG was only 47!! PANIC TIME!
I am on 2 heart medications - calcium channel blocker and beta blocker for a condition I had in my 20's called supraventricular tachycardia which speeds UP the heart to high rates but is controlled on these meds for 25 years.
The last month or so I have been doing very strenuous cardio exercise and lost 10 pounds on a diet. Maybe I have done permanent damage
She told me NOT TO WORRY - HA! saying THAT to a person with HA is ridiculous! I told her I had been feeling weak and not right and she ignored that and said the doctor told me to cut one of the small pills in half (it is very tiny), and then call back in a week with my pulse rate!!
YOU KNOW I will be taking my pulse all the time. I am scared that I will die. I don't want to go to sleep at night for fear my heart will stop!
I GOOGLED it of course and on wikipedia it said bradycardia can sometimes cause death!
I am very frightened. Please help if you can, thanks for reading this.