I am a 43 year old male non-smoker, moderate drinker. For the past month I have had constant palpitations 3-4 maybe per minute. I did an ECG and 24n hour holder monitor, both came back more or less normal – the Holter showed I had isolated systolic beats. I also had a chest x ray to rule out aorta dissection as I have also had pain and numbness in left arm for 4 months. Unfortunately, the palpitations are still making my life miserable, it’s so difficult to work, sleep or function in general. I am on a mild dose of beta blocker (1.25mg bisoprolol) but it doesn’t seem to make much difference.
I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. It sounds like you are having premature ventricular contractions and are having a lot of them. They can be very symptomatic for some people. Have you seen a cardiologist? While premature contractions can be benign, someone having them as frequently as you are should probably be evaluated with some imaging, such as an echocardiogram or cardiac MRI.
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