im 19 yrs old and having paused heartbeats and fast pounding. i went to the dr today and he said that i was fine and it was PVC or PAC or something like that and that im fine and im just very stressed out right now (which i really am my bf got into some trouble i just got a promotion at work which has a lot of responsibilities and im moving out and also trying to pay all my bills on time it may not seem like alot but im not used to all that)and all i need to do is calm down and live my life normally. But i cant, i keep thinking that he is wrong and that my heart is gonna stop beating and i give myself anxiety attacks and i cant help it. please help me calm down. i dont want to die from this! im only 19!
It sounds to me like it's Sinus Arrhythmia which is completely normal and has to do with your breathing. When breathing and just before exhale, you can feel a sensation or a thump feeling followed by a pause as you exhale. All your heart is doing is slowing down as you are exhales and then speeing up when inhaling. That pause feeling is nothing more then your heart slowing down. Very normal response. More then likely you're now starting to notice it.
I just got off the 24 hr holter monitor.the results were PAC'C and paused heart beats,sometimes of 2 seconds or just a little longer.i am seeing an Electrocardiophysiologist,on the 12 th of this month.to see if i am a canidate for a pace maker .or medication change.but leaning towards a pace maker.i am 62 and scared .it happens to me quite frequently mostly when resting,makes me shore of breath and very aware it is happening.i have been on heart medication for many years for PAC'S .also 7 years ago i had a bad case of atrial fibrilation was hospitalized for 4 dayd and put on Digoxin Diavan and Sotolol.can some one please explain ?paused heart beats to me i am scared & confused..thank you all.and lots of luck to everyone..thanks ..Snookie.
Don't be afraid, that just makes it worse ;) I'm 23, I am healthy, active, and eat well, and I have had a PVC arrhythmia for almost 3 years now. My heart skips, or pauses for a second, or sometimes feels like it pounds. I was totally unaware of this until a doctor noticed and told me to have it checked out. Which FREAKED me out of course! I was sure something was seriously wrong, and the stress only made it worse. But after numerous tests and bills nothing was found and the doctors only shrugged and said i'd live. Since then it's been a battle of trying to just get used to it and not stress about it. It does still bother me when it skips or pauses like crazy, but other than that it doesn't effect me, it just feels weird. I usually only notice it when i'm not doing anything, especially when i'm going to sleep. It sometimes keeps me from falling alseep right away because I can feel it. Alot of people have arrhythmias and they're usually benign and can eventually just clear up. But yes they are weird and scary. Just learn to relax, don't take stimulants like caffeine, and exercise, all that helps. DO get it checked out, just to be safe, but most likely it's nothing to be scared about. You'll be ok.
the name is electrophysiologist. Ask your cardiologist if he can refer you to one of those.
I hope I helped you
I can't spell the word Ill get the word it's long but they spealize in the elecrtcity of her heart they know alot about arrythmias. Is denvers in massachusetts?