I recently came off cardizem/diltiazem last month after being on
it for almost 11 months. I just felt it was time to end it. I also
started doing the Sinatra Solution program of C0Q10 and magnesium
(which I was taking before), D-Ribose, and L-Carnitine. My palps
have gotten greater in frequency.but generally lower in intensity if that
makes any sense. I have far fewer days with none or a few.but maybe
I am just getting used to them?
Every time a cardio has seen and interpreted my palps they have said they were PVCs as opposed to PACs. But the only one I ever had while
having an echo was a PAC. And I wonder if by looking at the tape the
docs can really tell. I have had the one episode of A-fib
back last July (2006), but none since.
Exercising almost always takes away my symptoms at least for that
day. I run about 3 miles every other day.
Two nights ago (Thurs), I went to a work related dinner, and I was having pretty
bad palps all afternoon and through dinner, which for me might mean
anywhere from 60 to 100 in an hour. I went back up to my office to
get a few things after the dinner and I sat down and went through
some emails, etc. As I was sitting there for about a 30 minute
period I started getting increased palps, and then 3 or 4 separate runs of
what felt like NSVT? They were 4-5 beat runs where it felt like I
was getting a palp every beat. I have not had these except one time last
Needless to say I was (am) a little freaked out. My palps were off and on Friday and then disappeared after my run last night.
I guess my questions are.
Is it dangerous that I was having these, should I be
concerned (I think I know the answer to this one)?
Any concern that this could turn into something worse?
SVT (Supraventricular Tach) and NSVT (Non Sustained Ventricular Tach) are 2 completely different rhythm disturbances. I agree that one could stay in SVT for hours, depending on the rate...But if NSVT went in to V-tach, you could not stay in this rhythm for hours:)
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