i just had a picc line put in because i am going to be in the hospital sunday and i started to have heart palpations only when i bend over, look down, or move my right arm (which is the arm i have the picc in) to the left. the nurse says its anxiety but there is no way it is. helpppppppppp
i also had my PFO closed last may but that may have nothing to do with it. just putting that out there in case it does.
Based on your symptoms, I think it is possible the the PICC line tip is too far in your superior vena cave (SVC), and had entered the right atrium. A tip in the RA could irritate the heart and cause palpitations. This would not be the first time I've seen this. A good chest X ray should be able to tell exactly where the tip it. Alternatively a professional could just pull back the PICC line 2 cm or so.
This is just a possible explanation and perhaps the PICC team has already excluded this, so please do NOT try to pull the PICC line yourself and discuss with the team.
thank you for the response!
they took a chest xray and said the picc line was exactly where it was supposed to be.. i guess i will wait until monday when i go in. it is just so painful. the palpitations happen so often. every time i eat now too... its awful!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.