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I have mitral valve prolapse and have dealt with the fast heart rate and PVCs off and on for years. Most of the time the PVCs are a few times and then go away. I went on a beta blocker in November and right after Christmas I had a two day episode with significant PVCs. Today I am on my 6th days with PVCs sometimes as many as 8-10 a minute. I did go to the ER but they weren't too concerned about them and told me to consult with my regular Dr. if they persist. I did get a cardiologist appointment but it is 6 weeks out. I have never had them last this long. The Dr. did double the does of my beta blocker and I think that has lessened the intensity of them but not the frequency. I just want them to stop. I have one cup of coffee in the morning otherwise no caffeine, I do enjoy a glass of wine or a 1 beer in the evening a couple of times a week but I have given that up too. Yes, like most of the other discussions I have read I do tend to be a worrier. I did have some stress a week or so before this current round of PVCs but when they started I wasn't under any stress. The PVCs give me stress. How can you not stress out when your heart is pumping right. How long can this go on before it is a problem?
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