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Author Topic: HIV and heart palpitations?  (Read 4080 times)

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Offline Sheri

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HIV and heart palpitations?
« on: October 29, 2009, 12:52:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

Hope all is well!  I haven't been on Poz/AidsMeds in months because we had to discontinue our internet service at home to try to manage our meager finances :(, and I usually don't feel comfortable going online at work.  But I have a pressing question, and a few minutes online can't hurt (hopefully they don't monitor our internet use here anymore!)...does anyone know anything about the likelihood of heart palpitations/heart problems caused by HIV?  Yesterday I received a call from Meena's school a few minutes before dismissal to pick her up because she was having heart palpitations and shortness of breath.  I called her doctor's office, and they advised me to take her to the ER since it was closer, and due to the time of day.  Her breathing stabilized, but her heart rate was still fast, so they did an EKG, chest X-ray, and some blood work.  We now have to go to her doc and get a referral to see a pediatric cardiologist for a work-up.  She's only 7; I'm not sure what to expect and I'm trying not to let my mind wander either direction (positive or negative) until I know more...  any sage advice for me?  Admittedly, I haven't researched this at all as we got back quite late from the ER, but I will try to do so later.  Thanks in advance, Sheri  :)


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