I am a 30 yr old male and have had high blood pressure for about 4 years. Over the past 2-3 years or so I have had many problems with palpitations. They come on pretty violently (for me at least) for about two weeks or so and then go away for 1-2 months sometimes. When I do get them, they are very scary and occur in bouts of several in a row at times, or off and on throughout the day but lasting about an hour or so at a time. I usually feel a bit "winded" when they come on, and feel sort of out of breath and lethargic from simple exercises like walking up the steps or to the mailbox. When I am not having a bout of the palpiations, I do not feel that way at all from those types of small exercises. I have had an EKG, Echo, stress test and worn a holter, all have come back fine.
Am I considered to have an irregular heartbeat because of these palpitations that come and go, even if they sometimes go away for a month at a time, or is an irregular heartbeat somehting that is always present?
Also, can my high bloodpressure be one of the causes for the palpiations?
Do you drink alcohol? If so how often? Just curious. I work in a Cardiologists office (Medical Asst). A lot of different things can cause an irreg heart beat and palpitations. Your risk factors will be a big indicator as to why this is happening. Your high blood pressure at 30 yrs old, and for the past 4 yrs, isnt helping any. You want to get this under control.
I dont drink often. 2-3 beers a month or so. I have been on a Beta Blocker for about 3 years. My dosage has fluctuated over the past 3 years, but I have never noticed a difference in the palpitations. I have not noticed a huge difference in by BP either. It is normally in the 130/88 range, give or take.
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