Hi, I'm 57 year old female currently diagnosed with frequent premature ventricular contractions (sometimes up to 20 a minute). I am currently on 5mg Bisoprolol and 1.25mg of Ramapril. The medication hasn't removed the condition and I still get daily episodes of palpitations. I have recently become the owner of a handheld ECG Heart monitor (Alivecor) and have been recording my heart rate a couple of times a day.
I have had a number of tests (echo cardiogram, Cardiac MRI, CT Calcium Score Zero) and all results from these show no structural heart disease.
Yesterday I recorded my heart rate for 1 minute after I did 11 minutes on the cross trainer. In addition to my normal PVC's I had an episode of what appeared to be very fast heartbeat which lasted 6 seconds when my rhythm went back to normal. I didnt feel anything at the time but it showed up on the monitor.
I'd like to know what this is and whether I should take any immediate action?
I have attached a photo of the trace so you can see the irregular rhythm.
I would appreciate your comments on this as clearly I am very worried about it.
Double check with your doc, but it looks like mine when I have a short burst of PSVT. Pretty much just another irregular rhythm. Lots of folks post about it on here. BTW how was getting the cardiac MRI, did you have to lie in the machine for very long? Your tests all came out great and that's something to be happy about! A 0 calcification at 57 is awesome (I'm 56 and looking for the best noninvasive test to find mine out) The cardiologist I works for always wants to go right to the angio and doesn't prescribe cardiac MRIs. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
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