Posted By charlotte on September 20, 1998 at 13:48:57:
In Reply to: Re: Arrhythmia and GERD posted by Patricia on September 18, 1998 at 11:26:44:
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?
I was very glad to see your message. I too have GERD... have had it for years. When I have episodes of reflux, I too get skipped heart beats and they are very annoying and worrysome. I am very interested in seeing how many other peaople have this experience. I worry alot because a year ago I underwent angioplasty with stent palcement, so any chest pain or skipped heart beat makes me think it's my heart again. I am very glad you wrote.
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