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Skipped heartbeats

I have Fallot of tetralogy and have had two open heart surgerys. I suffer with anemia and when my iron is low I get alot of skipped heartbeats. Does anyone else suffer with this or have any advice please.
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The short answer is YES.  Iron deficiency anemia may lead to a rapid or irregular heartbeat. Your heart must pump more blood to compensate for the lack of oxygen carried in your blood when you're anemic. Tell your cardiologist-go to see him/her and have them investigate if you need something for the arrhythmia, on top of whatever they are giving you for the anemia.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Is it difficult to manage your anemia? I'd work with your doctor on this as anemia indeed can cause skipped heart beats and arrhythmias. Managing that sounds especially important for you.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20351360  Your congenital heart defect of Fallot of tetralogy has been addressed through surgery? This can lead to anemia but normally it is prior to having it addressed by surgery. How do you address the anemia?
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Thankyou for your reply and link. Yes my anaemia is hard to manage as I don't know what's causing it I had a coil to improve heavy periods but I am still get anemia and drs haven't looked into it. I just take 3x ferrous sulphate 200mg everyday now for last three weeks and will do for the long run really hoping these skipped beats stop soon it's making me anxious as it's hard to tell if it is heart or iron related. Have a 48 ECG booked for Jan but didn't want to wait that long.

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