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November 4th, 2002, 12:58 PM
Serious Question! ...
Right now my heart is beating @ 102 beats per min! Not able to focus at coding - got nothing done since morning. is this enxiety attack!? ... Unknown fear and sinking feeling. ... Did not have any caffine or anything like that! Getting paranoid about future and career!
What's going on? How to handle this??

November 4th, 2002, 01:06 PM

As a heart patient and a person who has had a double by-pass I am qualified to say this.

Sit back relax.

Sometimes the heart goes into irregular beats (Arrhythmia) It can revert to normal.

PM me if you want to chat on the phone!

November 4th, 2002, 01:17 PM
Thanks Videsee Bhai!

I am just 30 years old should I get a general check up done?! when I was younger I could have laughed it off by saying "gaan fatt rahee hai - GC nahee aaya, market kharaab hai!" but this is a piculiarly different feeling! ... shaayad sahee mey fat rahee hai!
A general checkup won't hurt right!

November 4th, 2002, 01:21 PM
No it definitely is something you SHOULD do ASAP!

But, a personal question-----------did you over indulge over the weekend?;)

You know what I mean!

Couple of things to check:
1. History of heart problems in family
2. Smoker
3. Drinker
4. Weight - related to physical exercise.
5. Stress

November 4th, 2002, 01:43 PM
No sir,
I did it the normal way and the normal times! (I can PM you the number of times)

Kya Videsee bhai - is there a connection between the two departments? Heart and Mr. Woody?? ... kyon maze le rahe hain aap!

Couple of things to check:
1. History of heart problems in family - Yes khandaani problem - high BP, high cholestols, hyper tension (father was on a very responsible position in his organization before he chose to retire)
2. Smoker - NO
3. Drinker - No
4. Weight - related to physical exercise. - perfect weight 155lb no fats!
5. Stress - Yes

November 4th, 2002, 02:02 PM
NONONONONO.I didn't mean Baburao overindulgence:D , I meant daru sharu;)

Ne way u answered that!

I would say go for a checkup with a GP immediately! Yaar I was 38 when I had my attack! So age is not the issue. Its more a lifestyle thing!

As I said, feel free to PM me anything u dont wanna discuss in public!

November 4th, 2002, 02:06 PM
:D ... Thanks again! ... For a moment I thought Mr. Woody ka kya hogaa!! ... sure I'll first PM you and if needed - will bug you with more questions on phone!

November 4th, 2002, 02:06 PM
dil ka daura? ies umar mei? yaar biwi ke paas jaoo aur aaram sei behto, coding chodo.

November 4th, 2002, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Zen
Serious Question! ...
Right now my heart is beating @ 102 beats per min! Not able to focus at coding - got nothing done since morning. is this enxiety attack!? ... Unknown fear and sinking feeling. ... Did not have any caffine or anything like that! Getting paranoid about future and career!
What's going on? How to handle this??

u snorted sumting man? like SPEED? or snow? ...
ha ha!!

but yes i get those anxiety attacks too when my hears beating real fast and am releasing heat faster then the exothermic reaction H20 + S02 = H2So4.....saala balancing karna bhul gaya fat li balance nahi kar paa ra hu!!

but yes it usually becomes positive and i tend to fisnist work efficiently!!

November 4th, 2002, 06:26 PM
:) Zen yaar relax ... Videsee already has given you a lot to think about ... There probably is nothing wrong with you. It happens to all of us. Stress, anxiety, tension and dont forget hectic day of Diwali.

I think any changes in your body functions from stools to urine to heart beats one must consult a doctor. Physical fitness is important too. People rush to the emergency rooms and all they are having is case of heart burn.

Go and see a doctor. GP ke paas hee challe jao. Dont worry and nothing is wrong with you lekin dil ko to tasali ho jayegi. 15 years ago, you might had to may be 40+ to have regular checkups but today I think even 25 year olds should have yearly checkups... all the works. Aissa bee nahin hai ke app need mein se uthe aur achhanak bina vajah heart failure ho jayee ... aissa thodai hota hai ... heart attack ke reason is accumulation or buildup of several other problems not necessarily directly related to heart but effecting working or blood pumping function of heart ... no?

Relax ... take a deep breath ... call up your loved ones to say hello (not good byes :D) ... Go for a walk. BUT do go and see a doctor. Itna paissa saving kadke uska kiya karega ... spend and enjoy your money, help doctors make a living :) ...


What Causes Heart Failure? The five most common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease (due to atherosclerosis), valvular heart disease, high blood pressure, alcohol, and a disease of heart muscle known as dilated cardiomyopathy. Coronary artery disease accounts for 60 to 70% of all cases of heart failure. Each of these five conditions can cause heart failure by damaging heart muscle and therefore increasing the workload on the remainder of the heart. Consequently, the muscle thickens with increased work, like any other muscle, and the heart beats faster. This is problematic as the heart is likely to outgrow its own blood supply. As the functional capacity of the heart declines, blood pressure drops, and special pressure sensors cause the blood vessels to constrict and cause the kidneys to retain salt and water. These alterations are intended to maintain blood flow to all parts of the body, but also increase the workload of the heart, leading to further damage; thus a vicious cycle begins.

What Is Heart Failure? Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to meet the body's demand. It is not a single disease entity, but rather the end result of a variety of cardiovascular problems. When heart tissue is damaged and the function of the heart is compromised, the body initiates compensatory responses such as increased heart rate and thickening of the heart's muscular wall. Although these changes initially help to maintain blood flow, ultimately they put the heart under extra strain. It is the combination of the initial heart damage plus the compensatory responses that results in heart failure.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Heart Failure? The signs and symptoms of heart failure are due to a backlog of pressure in the blood vessels as the heart is unable to maintain adequate forward flow. Consequently, heart failure is often termed congestive heart failure. Shortness of breath and dry cough occur due to accumulation of fluid in the lungs. If heart failure develops over time, the person will first experience trouble breathing upon exertion; as the disease progresses, the person may become short of breath at rest or during the night. (Awakening from sleep due to difficulty in breathing is known as "paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.") The backup of fluid elsewhere in the circulation results in swelling of the feet and ankles (edema) and an increase in abdominal girth due to fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites). The person may notice an increased heart rate and palpitations (awareness of the heart beat). Other symptoms of heart failure are dependent upon the original cause of damage to the heart.

With What Might Heart Failure Be Confused? There is no specific diagnostic test for heart failure; investigations will be conducted based on the patient's cardiac history. Most patients with heart failure have a history of heart problems, leaving little doubt as to the cause of their symptoms. That said, respiratory symptoms may be mistaken for lung disease such as adult respiratory distress syndrome or pneumonia. Swelling of the feet, ankles, and abdomen occurs in nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disease characterized by protein loss in the urine), cirrhosis of the liver (found most commonly but not exclusively in alcoholics), and severe venous disease in which fluid leaks from the veins into the surrounding tissues.

What Is The Treatment For Heart Failure? Ideally, heart failure is treated by correcting the underlying cause; however this is not often possible. Therefore the goals of therapy are to relieve symptoms and to minimize the burden on the heart. The person may receive oxygen by nasal prongs or mask to ease the effort of breathing. Bed rest is usually prescribed. The use of drugs called ACE inhibitors is considered standard care in heart failure: these act to dilate the blood vessels and thereby lower the resistance against which the heart pumps. ACE inhibitors also decrease salt and water retention by the kidneys and thus reduce swelling due to fluid retention. To the same end, the person will be encouraged to minimize dietary salt intake and may be given diuretics to further relieve fluid retention. Many other drugs may be prescribed, depending for the most part on the patient's original heart condition. In severe cases of heart failure resistant to medical therapy, a heart transplant is indicated; however, many of the conditions that predispose a person to developing heart disease in the first place (obesity, diabetes) are also contra-indications for transplant surgery!

November 4th, 2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Zen
! Getting paranoid about future and career!
What's going on? How to handle this??

Liberate yourself from FEAR!!

Even though it is Islamic concept but you may still take it as an
epigrammatic expression.

The Prophet Mohamed (peace and blessings be upon him) said to Ibn Abbas: "if the whole nation were to gather together to benefit you they would only benefit you with that which Allah had already written [for] you, and if the whole nation were to gather to harm you they could only harm you with that which Allah had already written to harm you. The pen has been lifted and the ink has dried".

See also a heart specialist.

November 5th, 2002, 06:56 PM
Hey Zen,

How u feeling man?

Sent PM no response!:(

November 5th, 2002, 07:11 PM
Videsee Bhai,

I am perfectly fine now! ... I am sure it was enxiety, still took an appointment for a General Checkup!

Thanks! :)