Heat & irregular heart beat?

Heat & irregular heart beat?

Post by ProfWdes » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00


A friend wanted me to ask about running in the heat and
then "feeling" like an irregular heart beat....I told him to
drink gaderade and see a doctor but he wanted me to
ask other runners...he's a 2:24 marathoner....He basically
said after he ran it felt like his heart would jump...and he
gets a "pressure feeling"....I gave him all the stern warningd..
He's doing about 8 miles in 95 degree heat these days...and
something like 8 X 400 at :75 once a week...
.......ProfW

 
 
 

Heat & irregular heart beat?

Post by Ray Charbonnea » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00

An iron deficiency can cause odd heartbeats.  Heavy sweating can
decrease iron in your body, and also some runners inadvertantly limit
the protien/iron in their diet by limiting fat and conentrating on
eating carbos.

Just another option...
-Ray

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> A friend wanted me to ask about running in the heat and
> then "feeling" like an irregular heart beat....I told him to
> drink gaderade and see a doctor but he wanted me to
> ask other runners...he's a 2:24 marathoner....He basically
> said after he ran it felt like his heart would jump...and he
> gets a "pressure feeling"....I gave him all the stern warningd..
> He's doing about 8 miles in 95 degree heat these days...and
> something like 8 X 400 at :75 once a week...
> .......ProfW

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Heat & irregular heart beat?

Post by Jenn » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00

I have an irregular heartbeat and it hasn't had any effect on my running, I
can't feel my heart beat most of the time, whether it's beating normally or
skipping a beat.  However, if he's feeling it quite often, he needs to see a
cardiologist, better safe than sorry.  And get him to see a doctor for a
physical if he hasn't had one in the past year or two...people who are very
active are notorious for ignoring the warning signs their bodies give them,
and that can be lethal.

Jenn

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Quote:
>A friend wanted me to ask about running in the heat and
>then "feeling" like an irregular heart beat....I told him to
>drink gaderade and see a doctor but he wanted me to
>ask other runners...he's a 2:24 marathoner....He basically
>said after he ran it felt like his heart would jump...and he
>gets a "pressure feeling"....I gave him all the stern warningd..
>He's doing about 8 miles in 95 degree heat these days...and
>something like 8 X 400 at :75 once a week...
>.......ProfW


 
 
 

Heat & irregular heart beat?

Post by Steve Isha » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00

ProfWdesk,

Your friend is obviously a very serious runner, but his heart issue could
be even more serious!  The part that concerns me is the "pressure
feeling", this sounds a little heart attack-ish.  Do him a favor and point
him to a cardiologist ASAP.

I have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), had it since my high
intensity competition days of HS & college, & it never curtailed my
training or performances.  I am 33 & have just started running again after
a 10+ year layoff.  I still feel great when I run, no abnormal chest
feelings & I pay really close attention to that.

Age is a factor because an irregular heartbeat can cause more serious
problems as folks get older.  Some side effects are: *** clots and
oxygen deficiencies, etc.  These and other side effects can be FATAL.  A
good cardiologist will determine the severity of the irregular beat, what
he can & shouldn't do in terms of training.  In my case, I'm am as if
nothing is wrong, I just take *** thinners to prevent clotting & get
regular checkup on my ticker, to ensure it keeps on ticking...

Steve

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Quote:
> A friend wanted me to ask about running in the heat and
> then "feeling" like an irregular heart beat....I told him to
> drink gaderade and see a doctor but he wanted me to
> ask other runners...he's a 2:24 marathoner....He basically
> said after he ran it felt like his heart would jump...and he
> gets a "pressure feeling"....I gave him all the stern warningd..
> He's doing about 8 miles in 95 degree heat these days...and
> something like 8 X 400 at :75 once a week...
> .......ProfW

 
 
 

Heat & irregular heart beat?

Post by Rod Laws » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Your friend is obviously a very serious runner, but his heart issue could
>be even more serious!  The part that concerns me is the "pressure
>feeling", this sounds a little heart attack-ish.  Do him a favor and point
>him to a cardiologist ASAP.

>I have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), had it since my high
>intensity competition days of HS & college, & it never curtailed my
>training or performances.  I am 33 & have just started running again after
>a 10+ year layoff.  I still feel great when I run, no abnormal chest
>feelings & I pay really close attention to that.

I agree entirely. He may just be sensing odd skipped beats which don't matter
(ectopics), but it may be more serious.
Intersting you should mention atrial fibrillation. There's a paper in the last
BMJ
showing it's more common in endurance athletes (actually, the top 100 or so
Finnish orienteers).
Rod.
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