These are probably "recovery PVCs". They happen during recovery from elevated heart rate. Once your heart is warmed up and running you don't get them right? Same with me.
There's been some study on them and the result are completely all over the place. Each study contradicts the other. The bottom line is that they don't predict anything, a.k.a. there's no prognostic value, in my stupid opinion :-).
I've had the same exact thing since I was your age. I'm going on 47, no issues. I love hockey, keep playing!! I'd like to get back to it. raising kids these days so I don't have the time.
Hi, I have similar situation with the skipped beats. Are yours mainly when u start exercising? It sounded like it happens to you when you initially start exercising. This could be from the initial adrenaline rush your body gets with exercise, especially if they are PACs. I'm the same way, initially working out I would get PACs then once in the groove of exercise they would go away. I wore a 30 day heart monitor to find these. Unfortunately for me I was found to also have SVT that was set off by my PACs and required an ablation, which I got last week. You don't have that so don't worry, that's a whole seperate issue. These are benign and like I said are usually stirred up with adrenaline when happening with exercise. This could be your case as well but I'm not a dr, just seems similar to mine. If you don't have any other symptoms like shortness or breath or light headedness when these occur they aren't anything to worry about. Best thing to do is try to think or worry about them because that does make them worse. Hope this helps!
Thank you itdood!
Exactly like you said... as soon as I am "warmed up" everything feels normal. It's such a scary uncomfortable feeling at first though. I think stress definitely plays a factor and I wish I could find better ways to control it.
I learned today about a disease called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome that my friend has and it sounds similar to all of this... not sure if it is something to worry about considering all the tests I have already done with positive results.
Thank you kcolly32! I appreciate the feedback.
Do you think it's safe to rule out SVT based on all the tests I have already done?
WPW and SVT are treated the same way with ablations, which is why I had one last week. Both my PACs and SVT were brought on with exercise. IF you have SVT you would know, my HR was shooting up to 260bpm. It was a little scary and definitely not healthy to be that high. I don't think you have SVT or WPW, just sounds like more of PACs/PVCs deal and those are benign just not pleasant. Most of the time WPW shows up on resting EKGs, so that should be something a cardiologist should be able to see if you had it. I hate when i have these skipped beats but they come and go. I'll go months without them then they show up out of no where. I have found that stress does make them come on more. Its hard to ignore, I still have a hard time doing it but it's the best thing to do. Like I said if you don't have any SOB, lightheadedness or pain with them they are considered benign.
Gotcha, yeah that sounds like no fun, I hope your procedure went well! And thanks again for all the feedack