See that? 👆🏻 It’s a heart monitor.
I wore it for five days to get a crystal clear measure of my heart performance throughout the day, running included.
Well, we got it and guess what? No arrhythmia (a.k.a. irregular heart beat) detected. Usually this would be considered good news, however in my case it is now inconclusive news.
This means on test (EKG) showed I have Wolff Parkinson White syndrome and this test shows I do not.
Next Steps For A Diagnosis
As one who is NOT up for living with a question mark hanging over my head, we are onto a more invasive measure of testing on the search for answers, and hopefully, treatment.
I am scheduled to have an electrophysiology study done on December 29.
Essentially a catheter will be inserted through my femoral artery up into my heart. Sensors on the tip will measure the electrical current as they put a medicine into an IV to increase my heart rate and see if the WPW pathway is present.
If it is, and it’s reachable, then my cardiologist will perform an ablation and make it a non-issue going forward. (Non-issue sounds GREAT to me!)
If it’s not visible, I have more questions to ask.
If it’s visible and not reachable, then I have more questions to ask.
So that’s where we stand as of now. More answers and still more questions. Onto the next phase.
More to come after the 29th!