Originally Posted by Heartworm
I get a PVC and right after that my heart starts beating very evenly but very rapidly (I'd say two to three times faster than normal).
A common name for a rapid heart beat is tachycardia. I had it as a teen, and sometimes my rapid beat would last for a long time. My rapid beat started with a skipped beat, and then a thud where I would almost pass out, and then the fast, hard beating.
It continued for about thirty years until, one day, I could not get the tachycardia to stop, so it required medical intervention at that point.
This lasts for about 5-10 seconds and then the rhythm normalizes for a little while until I get another PVC or this combination arrhythmia. I don't have any pain or dizziness, but I feel a little anxious when the rhythm changes. What is this fast rhythm after the PVC and why am I getting it? Is this a dangerous pattern?
My tachycardia events were caused by irritation from cigarette smoke and from allergens. During an allergic event, the body's endocrine system pumps chemicals (hormones) into the blood, which can effect the heart's electrical system. Tachycardias can also be triggered by normal circadian body cycles, or by pregnancy or menses.
One way to avoid the tachycardia would be to find out what allergens or irritants help to trigger the events and avoid them, if you can.
Only a qualified heart doctor would be able to assess the risk of your particular condition.