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HLA76 09-02-2011 05:11 PM

Currently in hospital and found something out....anyone else have this happen??
So after doing 3 steroid shots our ped derm decided to start propranolol. At our hospital they require a holter monitor before starting. We did the holter and the doctor saw a "pause" in his heartbeat. He had us redo the holter, which came back fine.

So now we are in the hospital to start the propranolol and they continually monitor his heart. They are seeing pauses in his heartbeat. I was told not to worry that it is something that they see often and we never would have known if it wasn't for these tests. Also, because of it, they are keeping him at a lower dose. They aren't sure if they will be able to raise the dose or if he will just have to be on the lower dose for a longer time.

I was wondering if any of you had this happen????

missy 09-03-2011 02:09 AM


I have no answers at all for you, but some of the other parents might. I just wanted to say I hope you're not too stressed! Wish I could give you a hug!


blessedmom10 11-05-2011 07:06 PM

My ds started Propranolol at 3 weeks and was in the PICU b/c his H is in his airway. So he was on monitoring. I never saw a pause at his first visit or any after where monitoring was done. However I am just one. So, the health care team see patterns where we may not. That being said, might not hurt to just consult a pedi cardiologist. Your primary pedi might do it for you as a phone consult to start with just to see if you should be seen.

Hope that is helpful
Blessed Mom 2010

easinab 01-16-2013 07:46 PM

My son was born with an H in his airway. He has regular episodes where he would drop his heart rate but recover back again. this freaks us out but the doctors say that as long as he is recovering back on his own, this is no concern. it would be a concern if it lasts for months and months. He has such episodes anywhere between 2-20 times a day.

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