Thread: abnormal EKG
03-07-2005, 10:04 AM #1
Hey guys, for my A&P class, I had my EKG taken. It says that I have a Sinus Tachycardia(102 BPM) with Sinus Arrhythmia. Should I be concerned about this? I had to get half naked in front of a bunch of women, so I was a pretty nervous about that. Also, I took Lipo-6 with ephedra that morning. So I'm thinking that being nervous, and the Lipo-6 may have accelerated my heart a little bit. At least I hope so anyways. So what do you guys think? My diet is very clean for the most part, and I do plenty of cardio.
03-07-2005, 01:50 PM #2
Some people may exhibit this, for no apparent reason. In other words, they might have had a slight arrhythmia their whole lives. One major cause of sinus tachycardia is fever, but it can also be caused by anxiety. I have had an EKG while on clen (not the same as you, but giving you my experience), and it showed an arrhythmia, but i figured it was caused by the clen. Sure enough, a later EKG after getting off clen, showed normal. (i work for a medical school, so im lucky to have procedures like this done pretty frequently). The sinoatrial node is your built-in pacemaker. The signals originate here, and travel to the ventricles. It could be a reaction w the lipo, or could be a warning of a disease in the valves or other ilness. Sinus tachycardia may point to a decrease in the stroke volume because the ventricles do not have sufficient time to fill before ventricular contraction. Due to this there might be a decrease in the pressure of the pulse because of the stroke volume and lessened time for diastolic excess. in other words, it's not a smooth flow of contraction, your "timing" is off. I would keep an eye on it, have it done again while not on the lipo. If you get the same result, you might want to get a complete physical, because it might eventualll lead to heart failure.
Originally Posted by bulldawg_28
03-07-2005, 01:58 PM #3
i had the same thing happen to me when i was taking ephedra. My wife did the ekg on me and got worried. She scheduled me a stress test two weeks later, and it was good. I had stopped taking the ephedra after the Ekg, so i know that is what it was.
03-08-2005, 04:08 PM #4
Thanks for the replies. I don't think I'm going to be using epheda that much anymore. Maybe to study finals, but thats it. Hopefully I can get my EKG taken again sometime soon. Thanks again.
03-08-2005, 06:21 PM #5AnabolicAlien Guest
oh my god....
oh my god bro... 102? between 60-100 is normal. you have nothing to worry about. don't get a repeat ekg. if you even go ask for one they'll think you're nuts. my heart rate gets up to about 120-140 even hours after taking ephedra. don't sweat it. you're FINE. i'm an md by the way. if your heart rate wasn't up a little after getting half naked in front of women THEN i'd be worried.
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