Heart flutter wIth delayed pulsating feeling in my head
Years ago I was diagnosed with MVP. A few years ago I had an ablation for SVT. My last heart check up (EKG, echo, halter monitor) from earlier this year, all came back "normal" despite the many annoying palpitations/flutters I was experiencing. Now I'm experiencing these flutters or quivers in my heart and then one second or two after the flutter, I get a pulsating feeling in the back of my head. Has anyone experienced this? What exactly is happening?
Yes, I get varied sensations too including a change in pressure I can feel in my neck or head sometimes. not all the time, it varies. they all have different personalities.
What's happening depends on the type of ectopic beat (PVC or PAC) and the timing of it. When an ectopic beat happens the timing of the pumping chambers is all wrong. You could have the atrium and ventricle squeezing at the same time where normally the ventricle is expanding to take in the blood from the atrium squeezing.
This causes something called hydraulic shock. SInce blood is a fluid, and fluids cannot be compressed, you may feel an increase in pumping pressure if the top and bottom part of the heart contract at inappropriate times. Other timing you won't feel. There's no diagnostic value in this that I'm aware of. The timing will always vary greatly, therefore the sensations will too.
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