I'm a 31 (almost 32) year old male, roughly 165-170 lbs, and 5'8. I'm not in the greatest shape but I'm not out of shape either. I went to the doctor because I was having what felt like a quick second or two heart flutter followed by feeling of loss of breath. This is a very random and quick 1-2 second long feeling and then gone.
My doctor had me wear a holter monitor and basically said there was nothing wrong but he would refer me to a cardiologist if I wanted him to. Based on the results, would it be worthwhile to have further tests done?
I think that having that detailed a report is pretty awesome.
Avg heart rate was 63bpm. Pretty darn good. I believe they report the # of ectopics as a percent because I think there are tables or some such thing that once you hit a certain number of PVC beats as a percent of total beats, some form of treatment is recommended.
And you are waaay below the threshold for requiring any form of treatment.
If you want further tests for peace of mind, certainly have them done. Otherwise, stay out of the way of fast-moving buses and you'll live to a ripe old age.
I am learning a lot here! Getting my own holter in a couple weeks since they were out today. LOL! But in my city, it's best to stay out of the way of all buses. I learned that the hard way - fortunately I was in my car and it was slow moving. Never a dull moment....
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