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PVC's, palpitations, pounding in chest
An_251027 posted:
Started about 7 years ago, this feeling I get where it feels as if there is an extra beat thrown in to the normal rhythm of the heart. It will happen maybe 2 or 3 times in a matter of a few seconds. Sometimes I'll have a few days in a row maybe where I have a few a day - then I could go months without having one.

Now here is another issue.
Sometimes if I get excited, worked up, I will get a real hard pounding in the chest (heart rate is still good), but it's like a really hard pounding in there - it will also last a few seconds and then dissipate.

I've had numerous ekg's, heart sonar, xrays, ct scan, blood work, stress test (in 2011), assured me there is nothing to worry about really.

stop taking any stimulants (choco, caffeine, etc)...
said it did show some pvc's, palpitations...

anyone experience anything like this??
brianmanasco84 responded:
i'm 28 male. always played baseball in school... but since then, i've been pretty sedentary. lol...
i also have slightly high BP!
cardiostarusa1 replied to brianmanasco84's response:

I get PVCs, most usually only when I'm about to enter the sleep cycle.

"Started about 7 years ago......

"I've had numerous EKGs, heart sonar, X-rays, CT scan, blood work, stress test (in 2011), assured me there is nothing to worry about really."

Most often, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), are harmless, be it isolated (single), couplets (2-in-row), triplets (3-in-a-row) or salvos (short bursts of 3 or more in-a-row), bigeminy (occurring every other beat), trigeminy (occurring every third beat), quadrigeminy (occurring every fourth beat), etc., etc.

However, the main problem or concern (even more so, much more emphasized for those with certain major or serious heart conditions) with PVCs is if/when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.

Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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