Well today I attended the East Midlands Younger Persons Event at Eastwood Hall, in which I gave a small talk on how PD had affected my families life. Briefly I mentioned about my heart condition, well immediately after I had finished two people approached me and said they also had Hearts in AF. And later that day two others also mentioned they had Heart troubles as well, one was AF and the other was a racing heart.
I would like anyone who has had Heart trouble of any sort, but particularly Heart rhythm problems, to just add to this thread briefly a paragraph or two describing the problem you have. If there is enough replies, it might be possible to ask the society to look into this more, and see if it is worthwhile to set up a survey among it's members.
I have, PD diagnosed 6 years, and what has been diagnosed as PVC's (premature ventricular contractions)about 7 years. Feels like heart misses a beat. Can happen intermittantly or I get run of weeks of it happening every few seconds - very disturbing. Told absolutely not connected to PD but timing one hell of a coincidence. Like you i am convinced it is connected (heart is a muscle!). I also get bouts of tachycardia at rest.
Have researched this all extensively on internet but with no success.
B - what medication are you on? have you been on azilect?
does your AF seem to be affected by digestion?
looking forward to hearing more on the subject that is very near my heart, har har.
it seems to me that the connecting symptom between pd and af is constipation. i hate to go into details, but i find there is a correlation between constipation and af and belching. pd is associated with constipation and many people think begins in the gut. unfortunately no-one takes any of this seriously.
chewexpert - do you have a take on this?
i have no idea at all on the causal chain between these things, only personal experience of coincidence. is magnesium something to do with it? its very confusing.
He took no medication ..
About a year after he was finally diagnosed with parkinsons I asked the Gp to check his pulse I felt there was something else wrong . He immediately had an ECG and was prescribed Beta Blocker abd Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation .
His brother also has Parkinsons and has been having heart tests . The say its not related or inherited . Makes you think doesnt it ..
Hi, I have resurrected this thread in case any of these people ever got any answers. I understand that the posts were a long time ago (2009-2011) but I am looking for answers myself. I was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2003 at 46. This year I started with Atrial Fibrillation and was given beta blockers and blood thinners. The thing is they aggravate my asthma quite severely, ( a more recent onset). I had a heart scan which showed my heart was normal but have been told that if I don't take these tablets I could have a stroke. Did anyone get any answers please?
alcohol is definitely very bad fo AF.