Posted By JSP on September 17, 1998 at 22:17:56:
I am a 32 year old female and was diagnosed with GERD about 2 years ago. My physician has rotated me back and forth on Prilosec and Zantac. I can go weeks at a time with no occurrences of GERD and then I can suddenly have several weeks with GERD. Recently, during my last epidsode of reflux, I have noticed that I have irregular heartbeats. My heart seems to skip beats and then make up for it by beating an extra beat. This usually occurs right after I eat. I have no history of heart problems, nor does my family have a history of heart disease. Other than GERD, I am healthy. I have read similiar problems from others on your Forum and I wondered if there is any literature on this issue. This has been an unusually bad bout of GERD and that is when the irregular beats began. Any ideas?