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Fast then slow heart rate

I am 54-year-old male, 5'-10" 250 lbs with high blood pressure. When I was in my early 40's (lower blood pressure and weight), I started having events of mixed heart rates. This would be so hard of a beat it could shake my body. I would notice missing beats, then extremely hard beats; this typically happened for about 15 minutes then stops, going back to normal rhythm. During these events I would feel light headed, nauseated and felt as though I was suffocating. I would take long deep breaths in order to feel better. This would happen once a year or less. Recently this has changed after being prescribed Losartan. Now after two weeks on Losartan I have extremely fast heartbeat that quickly changes to an erratic heart beat or extremely slow rate. This pattern will repeat itself every 5 to 10 minutes, sometimes stopping sometimes going on for up to 5 hours. The frequency was 15 time a week. I stopped taking Losartan and the events seemed to be gone for about 2 weeks, but has since started up again. These events occur during rest, either I am just about to fall asleep or resting, or in resent events waking from sleep because of the rapid heart rate. I have had stress tests and EKG's several times, all showing nothing. In the words of the doctors’, I have a very clean EKG, no extraneous signals. Of course, these are taken in the daytime, not during the rest cycle. It seems to me that the doctors are not taking what I am telling them seriously since they do not witness these occurrences.  My mother suffers from fibrillations, and has most of her life. Is there a connection, or I am having a different issue here. I have seen some postings where they talk about stress as a cause, that is not the case with me, stress has never been an issue for me.
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