My story

Doing this kind of communications is new to me, so please bear with me.

I had always thought I was pretty healthy, until January 2020. I had three incidents of supraventricular tachycardia. Then on January 21, I had an echocardiogram that revealed a 20% ejection rate and my life turned around. Now on two medications to increase the functioning. I had started cardiac rehab until the virus hit.

It's really strange. I think I was asymptomatic. I still work full time at 72. So I was really shocked. The SVT has been held at bay. I am walking a little over 2 miles a day, eating better and with a whole lot less sodium and getting more but not enough sleep. I don't have a weight issue and doc wants me to keep it down. Ever since January my weight has see-sawed 1 to 2 lbs in either direction, but that is it. Whenever the docs check my lungs they do not detect fluid. I would really like to know, with an ejection rate of 20% why there is no evidence of fluid retention. I am not on a diuretic. I had to get off because it sent my BP too low. I am open to hearing other folks' experiences that might help me with mine.

Thanks, Edward

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