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hiatal hernia/PVCs related

I was just diagnosed with hiatel hernia after having a Barium Swallow done. I noticed several symptoms about a month ago- mainly globus/hysteria/dysphagia.  Most of the time I have the sensation of a lump in my throat and tightening. This is very scary as I have asthma as well(not the issue now). My otalangologist recommended that I begin Nexium/Prevacid and see a psychiatrist. I also have been prescribed Valium. But the other concern is after I eat I experience heart skipped beats/flutters which seem to be alleviated after I burp. But the PVCs are very scary/annoying. My question is is the hiatal hernia pushing up against my heart after I eat and can that damage my heart muscle? I am very frightened. What can you recommend that I do?  Eve
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Hi eve48,
Hiatus hernia wont damage the heart muscle.

You need the following treatment -
1. PPI ( Nexium)
2. Life style modifications
3. Anxiolytics to pacify you

PVC and hiatus hernia are not related.
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