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Old 03-02-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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long pause after pvc?

Why does there seem to be a longer pause after a PVC than it would normally feel if you just counted the beats? I had a PVC and it seemed like my heart paused for a good 2 seconds then started again

i wore a holter 2 years ago and recorded 6600 pvcs in a day, im on meds now and they are almost all gone, when i do have a pvc, i just feel a long pause and nothing else, although the one i felt today was about 2 seconds, maybe it was just me cause i was standing up and could not count. My BP rose sharply cause it bothered me

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Re: long pause after pvc?

Because that's what it's a beat too close to the first one so that the next one seems too far. You have the right number of beats it's jsut that they are not even beats. The next time one happens, cough real hard. That will get it back in sync quicker. Mine does that sometimes (used to do it more often when I did caffeine and and bad antihistamines) and the cough really helps. Read about that in Readers Digest one time....

Old 03-03-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Re: long pause after pvc?

what medication are you taking for your pvc's, and did it stop them all together? i'm so tired of having them and i'm ready to give in and take something. thanks, lily

Old 03-06-2010, 02:27 AM   #4
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Re: long pause after pvc?

verapamil 240mg in a weeks time it took my pvcs from 13k to 6600 and then about a year later down to nothing

Old 03-06-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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Re: long pause after pvc?

PVC's or PAC's As I understand it, one is Ventricular and the other is Atrial.
The Ventricular is the bottom part that "vents" out and is the bad one to get.
The top one is Atrial and is benign.
Correct me on this.

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