130 PVCs per 24 hr holter, is approximately 5-6 per hour, or 1 every 10 minutes. This number of PVCs in someone with a structurally normal heart (which would include slight MVP) would not cause much concern for most doctors. However, many patients will feel these as uncomfortable, or worse.
From the information given, I do not see any need for repeat echo, but perhaps intensification of medical therapy is warranted.
Talk to your doctor. Hope that helps.
Hi Katie! I too was diagnosed with mild mvp. Although I don't feel like I have the symptoms of MILD mvp. I have palpitations and pvcs. I have noticed that I have more pvcs and palpitations the week of my period. My heart rate is also increased. I have been trying to post my history and ask a few questions but I don't make the cut in time. So here it is back in March I went to the er with my heart racing for 8 hours at er was 173 bpm. Stress test - negative, echo - mild mvp, holter test - svt, and now I have an appointment to get an ep study done. B/c rather than getting my symptoms masked I would like to know why all of a sudden I started having trouble. I am currently on 100 mg of Toprol. I just want to get back to normal before I started feeling every little thing that goes wrong in my chest.
Thanks for responding. I don't notice any increase at the time of my cycle, but rather when I am laying down or even just relaxing. It seems that when I keep busy throughout the day I don't feel them. It is not that I just don't notice them when I am busy, because when I had my holter, I was able to post in the journal every time they occurred while I was awake. I agree that it is frustrating not knowing the cause, and that there is nothing that I can do. Good Luck.
Hello there. I too experience more palps during the week of my period. I wonder why is this. Also I was wondering, do your palps feel like your heart pauses for a sec???
yes......my heart feels like it pauses for a second with my PAC's. I can also get a second or two of light headedness.
have no idea what started mine as I have had a Hysterectomy. Holter monitor showed many many PAC'over a 24 hour period. The cardio doc said Benign PAC's and to live with them. They have mostly gone away on their own with no meds. I hated them and still do but with time....mine got better.
Good Luck to all of you.
I was wondering what the difference is between a pvc and a pac? I have heard that hormones have alot to do with your heart palpitations and pvcs during your period although there is no connection they say. I think that there is. I have never had any trouble with my period as far as pms. Now I have cramps, irritability, heavier flow and it last longer than it used to so I do think it is all related. It started about the same time frame. Although I do experience the palpitations and pvcs all month long.
I feel a tingle sensation and then I feel it catch a beat. I don't know how exactly to describe it. Are any of you on medication for your palpitations or pvcs? I would love to be able to come off of this Toprol but I am scared of what I will experience if I do. I think I am canceling my appt. for an ep study. I have read too many horror stories. I would like to get a second opinion. And why all of a sudden do we have to live with this???