I have gone through all sorts of testing for skipped beats. From what they tell me it appears that I may be having occasional extra-systoles. I believe my doctor said something like “occasional and random”. These are atrial and ventricular type. I would like a clear definition of what “OCCASIONAL” and “RAMDOM” is? I get probably a handful of these a day and feel each and every one of them.
If you were to holter any random person would these individuals have daily skipped beats as well and not be aware of them? I suppose my question is I would consider occasional to be every couple of weeks or so. I suppose what my doctor has deemed occasional is a skip every hour or so. What is your comment on this? Thank you!!!!!
I am not sure what your doctor considers occasional though PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) and PACs (premature atrial contractions) are generally benign findings unless they happen very frequently which would mean thousands a day. There are medication that can often decrease the frequency of the PVCs/PACs though we generally use these if patients have significant symptoms or if they effects the function of the heart. It sounds as though these are fairly infrequent in your case. PVCs and PACs are not abnormal when they are infrequent. People have varing symptoms from PVCs/PACs ranging from no symptoms to feeling each beat. I hope this helps.
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