Hello, My name is Chris, I am a 41 year old male born with Marfan Syndrome. In 2002 I had a Thoracic Root Repair. About three years ago, I was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease and had my first three stents inserted. Over the three years I have a total of ten stents inserted and most recent (10-22-2010) had a balloon inserted. I am used to the feeling of PVC's and seen to get them most often when my pulse drops below 60BPM. The day after my procedure, while getting ready to go home from hospital, I had three PVC's in a row followed by "stopping" sensation. This very well may have been the scariest two seconds I have ever experienced. It was VERY different then the typical PVC. The nurses FLEW into my room with crash cart, EKG etc. and everyhing looked OK. Because I was getting ready to go home, I took off my monitor and was not wearing it at the time. My BP was 195/90 after the event but everything else looked OK. The doctors left it up to me whether I wanted to stick around a little longer or go home, I decided I would stay for three more hours and if event free, would go home, I was event free and went home. I have not felt right since (day three) - My BP is 120/65 and have an extreme awareness of my hearts beating. I have a few minor PVC's since but not the "scary" one. I can't put my finger on it, I just don't feel right. I am scared that the weird event will happen again and is likely causing anxitey, but I don't how much. I feel like my chest is a heavier than normal, but the EKG at the hospital was fine? It felt like my heart totally stopped for a second, NOT THE SAME FEELING AS A REGULAR PVC....AT ALL! I was hoping someone could help me out a little so I don't drive my self crazy. - My meds are - Metoprolol 150am / 150pm -- Plavix 75 -- Aspirin 325 -- Diovan 320 -- Metformin 1000am / 1000pm -- Amlodipine 10 -- Hydrochlorothiazide 25 -- Simvatatin 80 -- Fish Oil 3000 and Ntrostat as needed.
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