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#1 scampie5

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:41 AM

Hi can any one explain what sinus rhythm means?

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Lynn

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:57 AM

Hi Lynn,

Good question, I know many of us see this on our medical records. Sinus rhythm just refers to the normal beating of the heart. And an abnormal sinus rhythm would refer to something abnormal in the rhythm. I have a t-wave abnormality, for example, which is an abnormal sinus rhythm; however it is of absolutely no concern at all, and requires no treatment. So there can be things haywire with the sinus rhythm, even long term, without being anything worrisome, except perhaps on first hearing about it!

Anyway, why do you ask?
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:23 AM

Hi Shelly well thats very strange as they did give me medication for what they said was atriel fibulation then when I got the letter today it said they found sinus rhythm I have to sy that since I have been on new meds I am alot better breathing better and more energy as the oxygen is getting around the body better so very confused with what they said my doctor send me into hospital and she told me that I had AT I was also tacky cardi oh well theyhave also found that there has certainly been progression of diffuse interstitial shadowing from 2006 to 2010 which my Sclero doctor had not picked up on mind you I did refuse lung function test as he is such a bully but my general hospital where I was admitted to have said they will do it along with HRCT as long as that is ok with Sclero doctor sure it will be thanks Lynn

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:25 AM

Hi Lynn

Glad to hear the meds are helping your breathing...I hope your other tests turn out ok...do tell us when you know.

Humnn...is that a new hair style...it's ever so cute!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:45 PM

Lynn,
I, too am glad to hear that the meds are helping you. What medication are you taking for the atrial fibrillations, if you don't mind me asking. I was on propafenone for a while and it did help but we had to keep increasing the dosage because I would plateau. I finally went off it for a while, then started it again over the winter because me heart went crazy with the cold weather. I couldn't believe what a difference it made. I have no idea "how" it help, because my EKG showed I was still in chronic Afib. My cardiologist took me off it in the spring. I hope the meds continue to work for you. Please let us know how the HRCT turns out. Sorry you're having problems with your doctor. That's no fun.
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