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myaicha posted:
I've been doing an ECG recently and I've been told that my PR was 98. Supposedly, it should be between 120-200. I did a repeat of the test and my PR was under 100. I was worried about the result and did consult a cardiologist .The cardiologist told me that I had nothing to worry about because ECGs are always changing, giving random numbers.

According to my cardiologist i don't have the 2 syndromes associated with a short pr interval. (wpw and lgl).

I have heart palpations excpecialy when i go to sleep or during sports. I feel my heart racing and i'm so scared.

The cardiologist doesn't want to examine me further. I'm so mad and worried about my health.

I'm afraid that these palpations can lead to sudden death.

Can anybody tell me if a short pr interval can be dangerous?
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Anon_401 responded:
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"The cardiologist doesn't want to examine me further. I'm so mad and worried about my health."

Well the, do feel free to see/consult with another cardiologist, even if it turns out being just to get some peace of mind in the matter.

"Can anybody tell me if a short pr interval can be dangerous?"

General info-only

Shortened PR Interval

Short PR Interval on ECG

http://www.fpnotebook.com/cv/exam/PrIntrvl.htm

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/short_pr_internval_on_ecg.htm

As reported, a short PR interval may be associated with an otherwise normal electrocardiogram or a myriad of bizarre electrocardiographic abnormalities. Clinically, the individual may be asymptomatic or experience a variety of complex arrhythmias, which may be disabling, though rarely cause sudden cardiac death.

"I'm afraid that these palpations can lead to sudden death."

The most common type of palpitations, as applicable to the patient, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in many heart-healthy individuals), described that the heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, jumping, pausing or stopping briefly (though it's actually not doing that), pounding, skipping, thumping, or strong, hard, or forceful beats being felt in the chest, neck, throat, has various causes (cardiac and non-cardiac) or triggers.

PVCs, are typically 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 when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.

Symptoms that may/can occur with PVCs includes none at all or chest pain/discomfort/pressure/tightness, difficulty breathing, lightheadedness or dizziness, and in uncommon to rare cases, near-syncope or syncope (temporary loss of consciousness, includes fainting and passing out).

Additionally, of the various types/kinds of heart conditions, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic, such as an irregular or erratic heartbeat, requiring the use of a Holter monitor or event recorder at home and during daily activities) or even be silent.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

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billh99 responded:
Was a Holter monitor test done?

That is a small portable EKG, about the size of package of cigarettes, that is worn for 24 or more hours.

It is used to look at the details of palpitations that are not seen on a resting EKG.


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