In Reply to: Thickened mitral valve - skipping beats posted by Allison on April 07, 1999 at 16:10:36:
I've submitted questions here before - thanks in advance for the help. I had an echocardiogram last month and was diagnosed with a thickened mitral valve. Why am I (at age 29 - female - one child) just now starting to notice the skipped beats if this is indeed congenital? Dr. thinks it is benign, will do a holter monitor in 2 weeks. From the time my period starts then for about 10-12 days (onset of ovulation) I have no noticable skipped beats, then it builds until I'm noticing 25-50 in the days before my period. Exercise doesn't bother it. Is there anything else I should ask my Dr? Can ovulation/hormone levels really play such a big part in it? If I get pregnant again would the hormone levels lower my skipped beats? Sorry for so many questions, I apprecite your input. Allison
Oh yes - one more question - how many skipped beats (are these also called PVCs or PACS?) is within "normal range" in a 24 hr period? Thanks
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