Thanks for this great question. Palpitations can be scary symptoms, and it is always a good idea to take them seriously and get them evaluated by a physician. Often, palpitations are due to extra beats from your heart. These extra beats can be from the top portion of your heart (premature atrial beats - PACs), or the bottom portion of your heart (premature ventricular beats - PVCs). Both PACs and PVCs occur occasionally even in healthy people. While you may feel symptoms of palpitations when they occur, most of the time they do not require further treatment. However, if they occur frequently enough, your doctor may consider medication or other treatments for them. To determine how often you have them, a heart monitor can be worn for 24 to 48 hours (a "holder" monitor). Only your doctor can assess the severity of your condition and if this diagnostic tool is needed.
I hope this information is helpful. Very best wishes!
It could just be a run of a few pvcs. I get those occasionally, whereas my usual pattern, during a bad spell, is more like a pvc every 9th beat for a few hours at a time. It is a bit scary though. You could always get another evaluation if you feel things have changed. If they are only happening every few months, I wouldn't think they are hugely significant.
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