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Old 07-28-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Do PVC'S ????

I have had these pain in the *** pvc's for the past 12 years now. Sometimes i dont get them for months and then sometimes i get them 5-10 times a day for months. My question here is is there any danger that these so called "benign" pvc's can trigger VF ??? Anybody here having any info on this subject PLEASE respond...Thanks very much..........

 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

Anyone out there ???

 
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Old 07-30-2005, 06:16 AM   #3
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

Me too!!

Its the big thumps that scare the hell out of me....in fact I had what I call a multiple episode yesterday when the fluttering/thumping carried on for what seemed like an eternity but it wasn't just the one, it felt like a continuous quivering and I was driving at the time.........the result was that I started to get tunnel vision and just as I was about to pull over it stopped and I slowly got back to normal......these are the really scary ones, the ones where you think 'is this it'.....

 
Old 07-31-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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May I suggest if you feel like that STOP what you are doing and if they persist for more than 20 minutes continusly seek medical attention. PVC's on there own are not dangerous but with other symptoms they can be. If you ever feel like you are going to pass out get help especially if you are driving. I have rhythm problems where my heart rate runs in the range of 180's to 220's but normal is 80 and my resting rate is 50's. I have a pacemaker because of the rhythms and a drug that nearly killed me. But please do not fool with these issuse get the checked out.

 
Old 07-31-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

would you really wait 20 mins???? When I get the multiple missed beats like I described it must only last for half a minute, if that, so 20 minutes seems a long time.....is there a reason why you pick this time?????
also what was this drug that nearly killed you..........how are you now with the pacemaker????
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:14 PM   #6
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Hi Pete,

I have been dealing with fast rhythms for nearly 10 years now and have a lot of experience with them. The reason I suggested 20 minutes is because they can come and go very easily and if they are lasting 20 minutes then you can pretty well be garunteed that by the time you go to the ER you will still be having the problems. If you wait 5 minutes or 10 minutes by the time you get to ER they could have stopped and then you will kinda foolish at least I know I do. That was also a time frame given to me by an ER doc. Missed beats are not going to last a long time seconds up to maybe a minute not much longer.

I was on Sotalol which can cause a condition called Torsades de Pointes which is a lengthening of the heart beat. I walked in to the ER with a heart rate of 32 beats a minute and my heart rate kept dropping to 19 beats a minute. I had emergency surgery 13 days later for a pacemaker.

I have been having a lot of problems with the pacemaker and just spent 2 1/2 days in the hospital becasue or rhythms and the pacemaker. I just stopped my drugs yesterday and will be turning the pacemaker off sometime next month.

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Old 08-04-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

I have thousands of PVC a day with medication. PVC are mostly benign, however when you have two or three PVC in a row, that is when they can lead to vtach, which leads to Vfib. That is what happened to me. I went into a cardiac arrest because of this. I would definately follow up with a cardiologist. If you are not having several in a row, which can be identified with a holtor monitor or EKG, then I would not worry about it. you may need to be on an antiarrythmic. I would follow up with a doctor. I am 23 years old.

 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:29 AM   #8
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

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I have had these pain in the *** pvc's for the past 12 years now. Sometimes i dont get them for months and then sometimes i get them 5-10 times a day for months. My question here is is there any danger that these so called "benign" pvc's can trigger VF ??? Anybody here having any info on this subject PLEASE respond...Thanks very much..........
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Re: heart rhythm interruption

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Ectopis, also called "skips" or PACs or PVCs.
PAC = A beat occurs early in the atria, causing the heart to beat before the next regular heartbeat
PVC = An electrical signal from the ventricles causes an early beat that goes unnoticed. The heart then seems to PAUSE until the next beat of the ventricle occurs in a regular fashion.

Usually people call above "skips" many people have them. I have them already for many years. My cardiologist told me not to worry about them, they are harmless. I learned to live with them and to ignore them.

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Old 08-14-2005, 07:39 AM   #9
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

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Hi Pete,

I have been dealing with fast rhythms for nearly 10 years now and have a lot of experience with them. The reason I suggested 20 minutes is because they can come and go very easily and if they are lasting 20 minutes then you can pretty well be garunteed that by the time you go to the ER you will still be having the problems. If you wait 5 minutes or 10 minutes by the time you get to ER they could have stopped and then you will kinda foolish at least I know I do. That was also a time frame given to me by an ER doc. Missed beats are not going to last a long time seconds up to maybe a minute not much longer.

I was on Sotalol which can cause a condition called Torsades de Pointes which is a lengthening of the heart beat. I walked in to the ER with a heart rate of 32 beats a minute and my heart rate kept dropping to 19 beats a minute. I had emergency surgery 13 days later for a pacemaker.

I have been having a lot of problems with the pacemaker and just spent 2 1/2 days in the hospital becasue or rhythms and the pacemaker. I just stopped my drugs yesterday and will be turning the pacemaker off sometime next month.

Feel free to email me privatlely anytime.

Kathy



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GEE, i hope i did not give a member the wrong answer by saying "my cardiologist sayd not to worry about my pacs. they don't do anything for them". i have had two albations for fib and flutter. this week i wil go to the u of m cardiologist for results to see if by last ablation worked for the flutter that was left. i too have had beat problems for several years now. i am 65 and finally feel great. i just hope that the occasional thumps are just pacs and not the old atrial flutter.

 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:56 PM   #10
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

arrest04, do you have anything else besides pvc's? cuase i have thousands a day but never in a row, im also 23, thats kinda scary T_T

but im on a anti ayrithmia (sp) Verapamil, its helpin a little but still around the same amount of pvc's. Im gonna try one other suplement before making the apt for the alba this year.

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:17 AM   #11
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I have thousands of PVC a day with medication. PVC are mostly benign, however when you have two or three PVC in a row, that is when they can lead to vtach, which leads to Vfib. That is what happened to me. I went into a cardiac arrest because of this. I would definately follow up with a cardiologist. If you are not having several in a row, which can be identified with a holtor monitor or EKG, then I would not worry about it. you may need to be on an antiarrythmic. I would follow up with a doctor. I am 23 years old.

 
Old 08-15-2005, 07:23 AM   #12
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Re: Do PVC'S ????

i have had so many rhythm problems (atrial) for several years now. i have had 2 ablations in two years time. i know i also have pacs but they say they can't treat them. i am on cardizem, toprol xl, and comadin right now also others that are not related to this. i go to the cardiologist next week at the university hospt. that treated me to see if the flutters have disappeared. if not, another ablation? continual medications including comadin? i have gotten to the point to leave it up to the specialist and to try to quit worrying. it seems that to lay in bed and worry about if your heart is beating right, is very nerve wrecking.

 
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