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Very high heart rate - what could this be?
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Very high heart rate - what could this be?
Hello, I have severe symptoms of fatigue etc. - you know the list. I have done a sleep study (Watchpat) which is being analyzed and will be explained to me in a couple of weeks. 

In the meantime, I am also recording O2 and heart rates at night independently. I strongly believe in taking ownership over your own health and I know that you guys have accumulated a lot of knowledge over the years about sleep apnea, UARS and the such. 

I would like to show you these charts: one is of a nice night (I used pillows to keep my head up at night), the other one is a bad night. You can see the difference in the heart rate. 

Do you recognize these patterns from your own experience? (attached)
   



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RE: Very high heart rate - what could this be?
Permit me a few observations about pulse-ox systems. One, sensor motion produces artifacts that may be recorded as drop-outs (low values) and wonky pulse rates. And two, you may wish to ask your doctor about a 7-day or 14-day Zio patch recorder -- about the size of a large Band-Aid -- to capture heart transient arrhythmias including PACs and PVCs which can produce wonky pulse readings. Along with checking your thyroid and blood-oxygen-carrying capabilities both of which may be associated with fatigue.

As far as I can see, your two records appear to be grossly normal and similar to what I normally see. Do you have any symptoms like chest pressure, pounding heart, or other physical manifestations?

Best of luck.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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