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Posted by Ken
on November 23, 2000 at 00:52:35:
In Reply to: irregular heart beat posted by Jeff Carlson on November 21, 2000 at 22:25:05:
: For about the last 15 years I have had occasional
: episodes of irregular heart beats. Usually a few
: deep breaths would stop it. It most often occurs when I am just about asleep and after some form of strenuous exercise done during the day. However, the other night I was almost asleep when my heart went into a funny, rhythym and I had difficulties intaking my breath. I forced two deep breaths and the rhythm went back to normal. About 4 months ago I did a treadmill test and wore a 24 hour halter and the doctor indicated I was fine. I do not seem to have chest pains. To describe the abnormal rhythm (if you describe a normal heartbeat as da do, da do, da do) mine is da da da da until I take deep breaths and get it under control. Any thoughts anyone out there?
Most likely, you have a condition named PVC's (Premature Ventricular Contractions) which are usually harmless, but they can be disturbing.
People with PVC's are usually advised to avoid caffeine, alcoholic beverages and stress which help to trigger PVC's.
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