Skip Beat

I went to my cardiologist last week for a medical check-up. The week that my mom had coronary angiogram (the procedure to assess the percentage of blockage in her heart arteries), I was having “odd” heartbeats. It’s like one minute I was okay then all of a sudden, I would feel two rapid heartbeats. This happened several times during the day.

My doctor asked me if I’ve been drinking coffee. I said I’m not really a coffee drinker, but the previous weeks prior to my visit to his clinic, I’ve been drinking coffee (one cup a day only) because I wanted to increase my water intake. He said that might account for what I was feeling, which he called “skip beat.” Caffeine might have triggered my skip beats because I’m not used to it.

I’ve stopped drinking coffee for more than a week now, and true enough, I’m not experiencing those skip beats anymore. Should I have skip beats again, I’m supposed to take Inderal 10 mg as needed and up to three times a day only. He also made me undergo blood chemistry tests, the results of which will be discussed in my follow-up check-up. My ECG was perfectly normal, by the way.

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3 Responses to Skip Beat

  1. Jes says:

    oppps be careful mare…ako umiinum ako kape….pero madalas nmn ako mag palitate =P hays hrap n ngyun damo n sakit….hays!

    Nga pla thnks sa visit…belated happy moms day din! =)

  2. kat says:

    so wag ka ng mag kape Tetch..pwede siguro pa minsan minsan lang. How's your mom anyway. hope she's okay.

  3. I Love-Hate America by Bing says:

    If you want to increase your water intake, drink more water instead or lemonade or if you don't like the flavor of water, drink flavored water.

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