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Pac's?

What are PAC's? Are they dangerous? I ended up in the ER with them & reflux. My heart flutters all day everyday. I'm 45 & it scares me to death!
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1464004 tn?1384135733
No, they are not dangerous, just a real pain in the behind. I've had them ( and PVCs and PSVT ) since I was in my early 20s, I am 60 now and still kickin. Have you been checked out by a cardiologist? That's always best to do, if for nothing else than reassurance and peace of mind.
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1464004 tn?1384135733
Btw  PACs are pre atrial contractions. Just a little hitch in your electrical firings.
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212161 tn?1599427282
i have had pacs for 35 years now they will not hurt you or your heart in any way. they just scare us so bad, but you can live with them, try not to stop living it will only get worse. keep doing your every day living and they will get better
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They aren't supposed to be dangerous, but you can always go to an EP cardiologist to get a good opinion and know for sure what you have and if a medicine might make them quit bothering you.  I, in the last year just started getting PVCs, but need an ablation because I am having 23,000 a day.  they started out just annoying, but kicked in with a vengeance a month ago.
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They aren't supposed to be dangerous, but you can always go to an EP cardiologist to get a good opinion and know for sure what you have and if a medicine might make them quit bothering you.  I, in the last year just started getting PVCs, but need an ablation because I am having 23,000 a day.  they started out just annoying, but kicked in with a vengeance a month ago.
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