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Re: heart skip okay?

Re: heart skip okay?

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Posted by Richard on October 27, 2000 at 10:34:18:

In Reply to: heart skip okay? posted by Matthew on October 23, 2000 at 17:54:28:

: I get my heart skipping beats sometimes when I exercise, for example when I go for a run. But it's not something that make me feel weak or faint. I was even told that it may be somgthing call long qt syndrom but my doctor gave me ecg and told me nothing is wrong. I don't know if that's good and I should just forget about it or if I should be looking for some kind of specialist to find wrong with me. Any ideas? Thanks.

Matthew, I am a 47 year-old, in good shape, exercise regularly, non-smoker, who recently was diagnosed with PVCs, an arrythmia. My doctor had me wear an event monitor for one month. The device is the size of a pager that you can wear on your belt. It has two contacts that tape to your right and left sides - upper right and lower left. When you feel the "skipped beats" you push the record button and the "event" is recorded. You can then transmit the recording to the Doctor's office over the phone line. I had an 800 number to call. You just hold the monitor up to the phone handset mouthpiece and push the send button.

I was prescribed toprol xl (beta blocker) 50mg once a day. It stopped the "skipped beats", but I hate it that I have to take the stuff. I plan on seeing a specialist. Keep up the exercise as I know that it keeps our stress in check. Caffiene can trigger the skipped beats too they say. Best wishes and may God bless you.

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