I had something similar too about 2 months ago. My ALT was about 3x, my ALP was about 4x and GGT about 3x of the upper range limit. Not sure what caused it but I stopped Atorvastatin as advised and after about 2 weeks, my ALT was back inside range and the others barely above the upper limit. I don't like liver results being high. I've struggled a bit with them since my op but hopefully the statin was the cause. I'll try going back onto a statin using a low dose/blood test in a month or so.I recently had an elevated liver function appear and go away again within 2 weeks which I can't explain except from an acute (single instance) stomach illness 2 days before a test. My GGt and ALT both elevated to over 5 times what my previous history was (and out of bounds for a warning flag) but resumed to normal within 2 weeks.
Thank, Critter.It’s easy to control the extremely slow rhythms you can just put a pacemaker in. Not so much the fast rhythms without taking meds to try and slow down rhythms especially if one has an aberrant pacemaker and having side effects from meds. My brother had this done and he is in normal sinus rhythm with very few ectopic beats and he feels great, ymmv.
My liver enzymes were tested twice…normal results though the liver looked a bit enlarged in the scan while I was on 400 mg Amiodarone.I had something similar too about 2 months ago. My ALT was about 3x, my ALP was about 4x and GGT about 3x of the upper range limit. Not sure what caused it but I stopped Atorvastatin as advised and after about 2 weeks, my ALT was back inside range and the others barely above the upper limit. I don't like liver results being high. I've struggled a bit with them since my op but hopefully the statin was the cause. I'll try going back onto a statin using a low dose/blood test in a month or so.
My own heart rate had been raised to around 100 bpm for a few days before the high results blood test and I'd had a bit of a temp going on too. My normal resting heart rate is around 65 bpm.
Vitdoc, thanks responding. I thought I answered you earlier, but I must have lost it!You basically have a high resting heart rate. Like most things in medicine the process should start with diagnosis. So the rate should be characterized primarily by EKG results. Do you have an unusual high sinus rhythm? Probably unlikely at that rate without a reason. Do you have A.Fib? Or some other abnormal rhythm?
Once the rhythm is properly understood then various treatment options would be considered.
So has anyone mentioned the type of rhythm to you? If not ask. If there is a inadequate response then get another opinion from someone versed in rhythm disorders probably an electrophysiologist.
Also CRP, C reactive protein is a very non specific marker of inflammation. It will go up for a myriad of reasons such as surgery, infection, rheumatic diseases etc..
So it really has in general little to do with your heart rate and probably would be very low on my list of blood tests.
So again the number one thing in medicine should be diagnosis then treatment. So get a diagnosis.
I understand from Mayo Clinic that hsCRP is also re vascular heart diseases!I've literally never heard of hsCRP and I suspect its just exactly what it says 'high sensitivity' - which would mean that you can rely on the numbers with a higher degree of confidence.
As CRP can also be done on fingerstick I would assume in Australia that anything done with venous draw blood would be high sensitivity, but I'll ask around.
YES! and I am asking this time for most experienced technicians to perform the echo! Echos of the past always mentioned that “mechanical valves are well seated” and no thing else because m. Valves shed a shadow!I would still suggest more studies of both electrocardiology (looking at the waves tells you things) and echo (to confirm that the valve operation is not being impaired).
I am pressing for actions as my patience is gone and tired of hearing that a “90 pulse is ok”! Not for me.I would classify this as life endangering. The thing now is to press for actions.
Lastly I'm not sure if you picked the difference in metorprolols that I mentioned, succinate vs tartrate, I think its significant enough that you should try the tartrate.
I think that pacemaker insertion (being quite destructive and in my view a last resort) should not be undertaken without extensive electrophysiology studies.When I asked my cardiologist about a pace maker, he said “we don’t need to go that route”!!!
An elevated CRP is probably associated with an increased rate for a myriad of diseases. Probably in the cardiac world more likely for coronary artery disease.I thought hsCRP is particularly related to cardiovascular disease, as per Mayo Clinic:
“ Higher risk of heart disease: hs-CRP level equal to or greater than 2.0 mg/L.
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