It could be that the adrenaline release with exercise stimulates your arrhythmia. If it is not just a coincidence, I suppose it is conceivable that changes in position affect the blood volume passing through the heart causing various degrees of stretch on the pulmonary vein that lead to your arrhythmia.
Perhaps, at 53, you should retire from soccer and take up exercise which is less strenuous. It may be a blow to your ego, but may save your life. I exercise every day, usually fast walking, hiking, or back country skiing, but no longer run or do very strenuous aerobic exercise.
Of course you can go on beta blockers to help with PAC/PVCs but they pull you down physically and don't always work.
I have found that the BP med Altace has really helped with my occasional PAC/PVCs since my heart attack 18 months ago. Beta blockers are good for the heart and vasular system on several levels.
Do you drink? Drinking aggravates arrytmias for as much as 24 hours.
Playing soccer at my age is less strenuous than my workouts.
I don't drink or smoke. The good doc's reply was about what I expected...no clue.
I applaud you for playing soccer at 53. I have been reading that as people age, they can still play sports as long as they can stand up and move around. Lots of people become inactive after 40 or 50 because they think they can't be athletic anymore. Stiffness and injuries come from inactivity more than anything else. I just started ice skating a year ago for the first time in my life and am now playing ice hockey; I am 44 years old. I'll never play like a 25 year-old but I sure am having fun. By the way I am a long sufferer of PVCs, PACs, PAT, and SVT. Exercise actually reduces the weird beats. Funny how arrythmias behave differently in different people. Good luck and happy soccer playing!!
dah - thanks for the support, and good luck to you in your adventures in hockey...isn't it amazing that as one ages and participates in competitive sports (within one's age group), everything is simply relative...we like to think that finesse and skill outweighs inexperience and speed.
Exercise - like you (and many others) my PACs are inhibited during exercise (although they are inducible by adrenaline, as long as that adrenaline is used up physically, there's no problem). Indeed, in my case, PACs are basically silent for hours after exercise. It's the day after when they show up in droves...lasting for a day or two. The cycle is re-initiated every time I exercise. It's like there's a irritation produced as a result of physical activity that's located close enough to the backside of the heart to produce these glitches.
Oh well, if it wasn't for stuff like this, life would be a whole lot less interesting.
Arthur this is very interesting.
I get PAC's (30 per hour) for the first 4 hours after excercise. Mine never completley fade away until i stop working out for a week or so.
Please, the guy that told you to stop playing soccer. What is he talking about. I wouldn't rely on his advice to save my life. I think your doing just fine on your own.