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    Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    Hey there guys so I try to not get myself to worked up these days but Iv gone and worked myself into a state of horror now and wondering if anyone has experienced this... so for years Iv had palpitations on and off, did the whole I have serious undiagnosed heart condition etc and then just eventually got over it (well the heart fear anyway) anyway so a few weeks after the birth of my last child nearly 4 years ago now I woke up in the middle night barely able to breath my heart felt really weird I ended up measuring my heart rate and itís was going down to 38 bpm then shooting up to higher numbers then going back down. Called an ambulance they took me to hospital as they deducted an irregular rhythm the ecg in hospital confirmed it to. Kept me for a few hours it went back to normal and they sent me home with no real answer as to what it was. My doctor put me on a 24hr heart monitor and I had some kind of scan where they like ultrasound your heart ? Anyway that was normal but the heart monitor picked up a respiratory sinus Arrhythmia. My doctor was unconcerned and told me itís not even an arrhythmia itís completely normal. So I trusted his word. Now fast forward to present day and palps have reared their ugly head again so I foolishly downloaded this app that the nhs says is accurate. Twice now itís said it has picked up potential AF then when I pay the 10 quid to have it assessed it turns out the be this RSA. The thing is itís picked up these 2 alerts after Iv had a bout of really weird horrible palps. So Iv done some intense googling (stupid I know) and this RSA is an actual arrhythmia as I can see and even though itís considered benign itís more worrying in older adults as it tends to affect kids more than you grow out of it, apparently thereís some links between RSA and some sad cardiac outcomes in older adults (Iím 30) also why is the monitor only picking up the RSA after palpitations ? Iv got myself really worried about this. Has anyone else experienced something similar ? I apologise for the essay. Sarah

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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    I don't see how an app can diagnose such things to be honest. What app is it? Seems suspicious you have to pay to get results as well.

    I would never trust an app over a real life doctor seeing what was going on.
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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    Hi, no the sinus arrhythmia was picked up a few years ago off a 24hr monitor. The app is called FibriCheck. It gives you your results but it only shows an alert when itís irregular and then u can choose to pay to have it looked over or simply take the result to your doctor. Iím deleting it because itís actually bad for my mental health I should never have downloaded it in the first place anyway I let my anxiety get the better of me. However I am concerned about these quite bad palps I have an RSA

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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    Why don't you take the results to your doctor and ask?
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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    I plan to but getting an appointment at the moment is proving to be extremely difficult.

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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    I think they are doing mainly telephone appointments so call and ask for one of those and take it from there.

    Best to get it checked out for your own peace of mind.
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    Re: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and palpitations

    Yeah I know I tried today but apparently I had missed the very narrow window to make the appointment... after being on hold for 15 mins I will try again tomorrow x

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