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Cardiac Arrhythmias

Also known as Palpitations

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  • How do your PACs/PVCs feel?

    Hey all, I've been having PACs and PVCs for about 5 years now, 21yo M who doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs (but I do have anxiety :p ) Anyway I wanted to talk to some people first hand about how theirs feels as I don't know anybody in real life who experiences these, so experiences would...

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  • How does it feel after a missed or skipped beat?

    I am a male 51 years of age and have been having various symptoms over the past few years. I have been Diagnosed with PACs and Atrial Fibrillation after a couple of episodes have been captured on an ECG. I am taking High Blood Pressure Medication and a Beta Blocker for the Atrial Fibrillation. My Blood...

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  • Ectopic heart beats linked to indigestion.

    I am a 63 year old woman with what has now become a chronic ectopic heart problem. Like other members, I have a lot of wind and the ectopia is always eased by bringing up a good burp. Baking soda in water has the best effect.  I would like to concentrate on diet changes to minimise the problem....

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  • skipped heartbeats, please can I have some help :(

    Hi I'm an 18 year old male, yesterday I suffered what felt like a series of skipped heartbeats followed by a rapid pulse. I ended up calling an ambulance, the paramedic took me to A&E and they caught quite a few 'ectopic beats'. they tested my blood and gave me a chest xray and they said...

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  • Short PR interval

    Ok guys...in October I had an ECG done and it was normal then I had really bad anxiety to the point I stayed in bed for 3 weeks straight. Went to the cardiologist and they did a repeat EKG and it showed a short PR interval, I did another EKG and it didn't, however they repeated it yesterday and it...

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  • Can I use Regaine (minoxidil) for hair loss?

    Hello We have Brugada Syndrome in the family. I wondered if I can use Regaine, as I see in the information leaflet there is something about using in caution with abnormal heart rhythms. Can anyone advise? Thank you x

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  • Right ventricular ectopics

    Hi all, I've read a few posts on here and it's really reassuring to know there's lots of others in a similar position.  I am very fortunate that the company I work for insists on medical checks, the particular day of my appointment an ex cardio specialist nurse took my pulse. He was...

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  • PVCS/PACS sudden onset

    Hello. A few months ago I started a new beta blocker (nadolol) for tachycardia and frequent PACs/PVCs and episodes of AFib. I am 17 y/o female.  This got confirmed from ECG/holter/echo.  Some days I get palpitations PVc/PAC others I don't. However, the last week it's been more frequent....

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  • Atrial ectopy or pac, atrial tachycardia, afib

    This is my report, should I be concerned? What can I expect at cardiologist? Event monitor prescribed 30 days. Monitored time 7d 3h 3m. 7 strips submitted with symptoms, primarily skipped beats and one "other than listed." 18 strips submitted as auto trigger without symptoms. Heart rates...

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  • Metoporol

    Been having a wierd heartbeat now for almost a month I think skipped beats and some fluttering. I just sent in my heart monitor this morning to be read. The Dr. prescribed for me some Metoporol tartinate 25mg and I'm wondering if you all tolerate that drug well and will it help with the skipped beats...

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  • ectopic heartbeats

    I suffer with ectopic heartbeats (PVC's ?..about 7% burden) . They are absent when I wake up but slowly appear as I lay in bed ...does anyone have any explantion or similar symptoms. Perhaps this a function of the nervous system rather than a heart defect.

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  • magnesium citrate powder- reduces AFIB?

    So I've had AFIB now again since July,  Occurrences have been 3-4 times/week averaging about 4 hrs .  Irregular heart beats up to say 100BPM +_ .  Started magnesium powder.... Haven't had any AFIB for 3 days... hmmmm... crossing my fingers...

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  • SVT seems to be back 6 years after ablation.

    I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this.I had an ablation for svt in 2008 where the cardiologist found 2 extra pathways and it seemed to have done the trick until now.Over the last few months I noticed a return of my symptoms which started with the odd flutter but seems to have got quite a...

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  • Anyone been "cured" of ectopics? Desperate!

    Hi could someone give me any advice on ectopics I have had them for years but over the last year have them all day and night tried magnesium and different meds nothing works had 2 ablations last one in May but still have them I am now housebound cant really walk or do stairs now, any ideas very much...

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  • Long at syndrome??? Worried

    Hi I am 41 yr old male and have been having symptoms from the heart almost all my life. I can remember beeing 16 and having my first ectopics. They ruined Lots of my life. But still i was in the millitary and har no problems other than typical ectopics after the very hard physical stuff. Later my daughter...

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  • Arrhythmia

    When I was 18 years old I had a bee sting in which I was highly allergic to and had to have EPI it caused by heart to go into an arrhythmia in which lasted for about a year. It almost ruined my life. 1 month ago I started having this arrhythmia again and I had a nuclear stress test and an echocardiogram...

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  • Blackout whilst driving

    I've experienced palpitations occasionally over the last few years which last a few seconds and take my breath away. They have never bothered me. Yesterday I had been driving for a few minutes when I experienced a large palpitation which really took my breath away and caused me to blackout for a...

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  • Palpitations

    Ive had heart palpitations before but they went away. They came back and have been on and off since last night and its getting worse. I dont have any pain or anything. My docotr said i had pvc's. Ive had ekg echo and stress test in October and i just had another echo a couple months ago. Im scared...

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  • Palpitations I'm on propanorol 20mg three times a day Help

    Hi there I have had palpitations on and off for 10 years I am 29 now they have came and went throughout the years used to be worse when hungover but not had a drink in over 6 months I have cut all fizzy and caffeine out as well as take aways I am eating as good as I can and drinking plenty of water I...

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  • Catheter Ablation for AVNRT/ SVT - Feeling better already!

    Just sharing my experience and hope it may help someone. After suffering with SVT's for 7 years I finally had catheter ablation last Friday (7th July 2017). Brief history- random SVT's brought on by a deep breath, laughing, bending over, coughing. Progressively lasting longer and making me feel...

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  • ectopic and eating

    I have ectopic and had 24 hr monitor results so on some occasions my heart misses a double beat as well as single...they seem worse after suffering PE in november...been in hospital a number of times because of feeling faint/breathless yet consultants say...try and ignore because they are harmless but...

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  • Near constant palpitations

    Hi, I am currently experiencing what feels like near constant palpitations. Feels like i'm having a missed beat every 4-5 beats which is scaring me to death! Have suffered with palps for past 10yrs. Have had Holter monitor, ecg, chest xray and bloods done a few years ago which came back normal,...

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  • I need help solving this problem

    Hello I am 29 years old male, I suffer from sudden onset of tachycardia rates going from 178 to 220 bpm, I've suffering from this for 11 years all started me being in a party a d some drunk head hit me in the chest and the tachycardia started I felt unwell but it resolved after 25 minutes but leaving...

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  • Palpitations for two months

    I've been having palpitations for the last two months. I used to get em every once in a while but these came on and have been every day, all day long for two months now. U was diagnosed with mitral valve 20 years ago but m cardiologist that I have now says I have a small leak in my valve and that...

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  • Cardiology Arrhythmias

    Could anybody tell me; the diagnoses due to an ECG displaying multiple elevations and de-elevations with P to T waves, with a concurrent P to T wave in certain parts? I know in serious cases when the P to T wave de-elevates and goes under the Isoeletric line in most cases the results are pericarditis....

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  • PVCS/Heart flutterings

    Have developed PVCS, heart flutterings over the last 8 months and it's having a very negative impact on my day to day life. Went to my GP initially who told me to give up coffee, which I did, and made no difference. Done blood tests for irregular heart beats and everything came back ok. Had ecgs,...

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  • What do these high T waves mean on my ECG?

    Ablation for VT about 9 weeks ago, I since have a constant cough, breathlessness, bad heartburn, absolute exhaustion, a feeling as if Iam almost drunk, and I have this swollen pressure inside. Might I have Pericardial effusion whish I read is sort of common after an ablation and also presents high...

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  • Worsening pac's

    I am a 46 yr old female that has been struggling with pvc's for the past 20 yrs. About a year and a half ago I had a benign stomach tumor removed at my GE junction. The night of surgery was my first episode of SVT which was chalked up to irritation of the vagal nerve. Since that time my pvc's...

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  • Low heart rate and faint feeling

    Hello I'm 23 years old, And lately I have been feeling a new and very odd feeling, when I go to sleep as soon as I'm actually falling as sleep my heart rate drops now I know that's normal but is dropping way more than usual, I have a Fitbit and my resting hr was 65 now it's going down...

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  • Dizziness and increased heart rate

    I've been suffering from dizzy spells for about 4 months now.  I've been to the doctor about it and she sent me for blood tests.  They showed my iron levels were half what they should have been so my dizziness was put down to that. I couple of weeks later I noticed that sometime when...

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  • PVC or something else?

    So I had a scary episode last night. With my pvcs it's usually just one hard thud that makes me lose my breath for a second. Last night I felt the normal hard beat but then it felt like my heart got stuck in a irregular rhythm for like 10 seconds after almost like a fluttering but there were two...

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  • Missed beats when lying down

    If someone could please help me I would be grateful..I notice that when I lay down on my back immediately after exercise my heart misses a beat every two or three beats. This lasts only for seconds but it's worrying me. Is this normal? Why does this happen?

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  • Would like some help

    My doctors nurse called today to say my echocardiogram was normal but theres an abnormality when my heart is resting. Is this something serious? I dont see my docotr till Wednesday.

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