Heart & Cardiology/please help dr


Jen wrote at 2014-06-09 13:28:13
I see that your post is from 2011 so hopefully you've found some help by now but in case you didn't, I'd like to share a couple things. First, I could have written that symptom list myself, right down to that undescribable taste in my mouth I couldn't seem to get away from it (my poor sweetie!). I did all the Drs, ERs, heart monitors, was admitted to the hospital, etc. my heart rate topped out on average 170-180s completely at rest, no provocation. I finally found a dr who tested a few other things and my case is now managed such that I am able to exercise, no episodes, etc.  Heres what we found... Slightly elevated arsenic, lead and mercury levels presumably from the pesticides in the wine I drink (3-4 glasses a day. 4-5 days a week or beer less commonly) looking into it more I found out the amounts they use are extraordinary.  I had become very sulfur sensitive also..I couldn't eat a drop of onion or garlic, the taste would flare up and last about 3 days.  After that it would go away.  I mean not a drop of it though. Couldn't touch tomatoes for months, now I can occasionally in small amounts.  I took a natural product to reduce the heavy metals called Chelaco from MediHerb at 3/day.  Biocardiozyme 5/day and CoQzyme 4/ day both of those are from Biotics Labs. All available online. These settled the symptoms down within 2 days.  I did many experiments with brands of wine and it did matter. I did organic for a week until the symptoms went away and switched to organic coffee permanently. I had to switch from my favorite wine to a different one that's not organic but doesn't affect heart.  (With some I could take a sip and set it off-that was horrible) Several of my fav beers did the same thing but even quicker.  I know this isn't the diagnosis you were looking for but I ran 4.4 miles yesterday and 6 weeks ago I couldn't walk up the stairs in my house. Good luck.

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David Richardson


Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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