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Please Help! Bothered by both numerous PVC's & chest discomfort

I am a 55-year-old female with a neurological condition that has affected my organs.  I have a heart pacemaker due to slow rate in 2008.  Over the past several weeks, I have noticed an increase in the number of PVC's as well as chest discomfort at the same time.  One of many ER trips lately showed that every other beat was a PVC during that episode.  Should I be concerned? I have left conduction block and some heart muscle damage.  Also, today I had a particularly "bad" spell when my husband insted that I use my mother's oxygen for a few minutes at least and take baby aspirin.  I took two.  Once in the ER, he gave me 4.  If the pain is relieved by the aspirin, does this point to a cardiac problem?  I ask because I don't think my cardiologist is taking my pains seriously.  I am also on Midodrine (5 per day) to raise a very low blood pressure.  The doctor has mentioned and even prescribed several meds I seem to need, but side effects include lowering the BP.  Many thanks for your advice.
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Based on your medical history of conduction disease and now having symptoms of frequent PVCs associated with chest pain and shortness of breath, I would suggest making an appointment with your regular cardiologist/electrophysiologist to discuss your issues.  It is unclear what is going on - but to be safe, you should ensure that nothing serious is responsible for your symptoms and that additional testing is not warranted.
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