I've posted on here before that both my daughter and I have pac's and pvc's and her's have recently taken a dramatic increase. She used to get a few a month, then started to get a couple hundred a day, the last couple of days she's gotten them every few seconds totalling several thousand a day. When the palpitations first started she had an entire cardio workup (holter monitor, event monitor, ecg's, bloodwork, thyroid tests, ct scan of the heart, echo, ect.) everything came back normal. When they increased the first time we took her back to the doctor and they did another holter monitor and again did some bloodwork, all of which came back normal. This time when they increased to thousands a day we took her to the ER to see if she could get some relief. They hooked her up to all the monitors and found that she was getting about 4-6 pac's and pvc's per minute. They checked her electrolytes and thyroid again and it all came back normal.
I'm wondering if anyone knows whether or not pac's and pvc's at this extreme of a level can be caused by anxiety and stress? Everything else seems to be good, she's cut out all caffeine, exercises plenty, eats relatively healthy food, blood pressure is excellent, so we are wondering if it may be anxiety and stress. I've heard of anxiety causing acute issues of pvc's and pac's but I've never heard of it causing constant pvc's and pac's. Any help there would be appreciated.
What did her holter say was her 24 hr total? does it break down the total for each arrythmia and did she have any runs of pvc's etc?
I see alot of tests, did she also have a stress test? Also, how old is she?
I'm not a doctor but I would think there would be a cause for such an increase - stress and anxiety can cause an increase but I'm not sure about increasing to 4-6 per minute..and I'm a bit stumped as to why they said she would have pac's & pvc's but all normal?
Def get all her test results and look them over - I know my dr's failed to mention a couple of things to me that I'm just finding out a year later were in my reports.
I think that you need to put this into perspective ks....our hearts beat over 100,000 times on an average in a 24 hour hour period and yes stress, etc. can effect them. I am curious tho why the heart doctor and i hope its your regular heart doctor has not breached the subject of a possible ablation to keep them at bay. An ablation is a cure not a treatment. however you would want a heart doc or EP doc to tell you that she is in a 70% or higher success rate range before going there. I am hoping that one of the docs that she has seen has put her on some sort of beta blocker to get her thru the rough spots here until they come up with a plan of action for her because with medical science the way it is today no one should have to go thru this.....PVC's and PAC's are electrically based and stress and anxiety can definately effect them....adrenaline rushes being one of the number one things which comes with worry and stress and fear.....good luck ks but i would ask the doctor what they are going to do to fix this...thats why they make the big bucks....sometimes we have to get proactive and keep hammering them with calls to get things fixed......
Hormones? My PVC's have gone crazy in the past two years and I've now been getting runs of NSVT along with all the other fun and games. It coincides perfectly each month with ovulation and menstruation. My normal hormones are testing normal so doc is going to run some LH and FSH to see if that's the culprit. I recently had an EP study during which they failed to induce my NSVT or any of my other wacky rhythms and he suggested birth control to regulate. Perhaps this is her problem as well?
Hello, I too have pvc's worse the week right before my period. I am just beginning all the testing stages with a cardiologist. I have begin noticing though, that they affect me more right before my cycle. There has to be a connection! Also, I didn't start having these until pregnancy three years ago.
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