Can Gerd cause heart palpitations/PVC's

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Gabriela
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   Posted 10/12/2011 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had Gerd for 8 years and in January I notice that when I have mayor heartburn like right now I feel PVC'S" premature ventricular contraction" this are like extra heartbeats and this are so annoying and scary.
Can this be the cause of my palpitations? please help! I've been taking Protonix 40mg for like a week now and it hasnt helped.

Faith224
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   Posted 10/12/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gabriela,

Before anything, go to the Dr. and get yourself checked out for peace of mind. Have you ever suffered from anxiety? GERD can definitely cause you to be anxious, which in turn can cause you're heart to beat faster.
Feel Good,

-Faith

Gabriela
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   Posted 10/12/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Faith
Yes I went to the Dr and got a 24 hour holter monitos, and eco and a stress test all came back normal.

I use to get some anxiety but Ive controled it myself now that I have a baby girl Ive become stronger.
 
 
Protonix is all I'm taking at the moment
 

Post Edited (Gabriela) : 10/13/2011 10:06:08 AM (GMT-6)


Faith224
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   Posted 10/12/2011 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey,

That's great. It's most likely caused by anxiety..try not to think about it too much and I'm sure it will go away
Feel Good,

-Faith

opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/12/2011 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Gabriela-
Welcome to Healing Well.
Yes gerd can cause these symptoms. The vagus nerve can get irritated and cause a lot of symptoms you are experiencing. since they ruled out heart issues I recommend getting back into your GI doctor.
Are you only taking the protonix? If so you may need to add something or change something med wise.

Take care,
Bill
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Gabriela
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   Posted 10/12/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bill!
Thanks so much for your answer I will make an appt asap.

Alcie
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   Posted 10/13/2011 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Gabriella, Welcome to the forum. I get heart problems when my reflux is triggered. I have posted quite a bit on the heart's connection to the esophagus on this and the heart forum. You can look up my posts by putting a few "key words" into the box at the top of the page.

As was said by others, the vagus nerve connects the heart and all parts of the digestive system. When you get your stomach or esophagus irritated it can trigger heart arrhythmias. I get rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) when I eat a trigger food (mine happen to contain sulfites). It's called "cardio-esophageal reflex", aka "linked angina." You can google research papers on this.

Most doctors haven't heard of this. I had to work with an allergist who has been in practice a long time and sees it often to find out what was triggering my reaction. It's serious! Once I had a heart attack from it when it went on to become a coronary vasospasm and possibly a plaque rupture in the artery causing a blockage. I have ben to the ER several times, once needing a conversion that "reset" my heart.

Usually I can get my heart to get regular by doing "valsalva maneuvers," like coughing or bearing down like on the toilet. My cardiologist prescribed Atenolol to chew up when I can't get it stopped quickly. If it goes on for an hour I have to go to the ER. Chewing up an aspirin can prevent a clot from forming when this goes on too.
Alcie
 
 

soliver38
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   Posted 10/13/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
yes gerd causes heart palpitations,by itself.i have experienced that since 16 years.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Good Morning, I answered this question in the heart forum for you.  :-)
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Gabriela
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   Posted 10/13/2011 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am hoping that this is all stomach related or hormones I read a lot about PMS causing PVC'S, I called my drs today and I am waiting for them to call.

Thanks Everyone!

Gabriela
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   Posted 10/13/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Cardio just called me and said not to worry about anything and to take magnesium supplements he said he doesn't know if they will help or not but they wont hurt. Any good supplments that you guys know of?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/13/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Gabriela-
good to hear it's not your heart. I am sorry I don't know much about supplements. Hope you still get into the GI to keep him/her updated on what's going on too.

soliver38-
welcome to Healing Well. Please stick around and introduce yourself to the members. feel free to ask any q2uestions you may have or help others if you can.

Take care,
Bill
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deer
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   Posted Today 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across this forum when I Googled under "does heartburn cause palpitations." I was self-diagnosed with "deglutition-induced atrial fibrillation" ("swallowing-induced palpitations" in English) last night after I began experiencing brief episodes of significant palpitations whenever I swallowed food. Knowing I had a sound mind, I went on line to find an answer. Somewhere I read there is a link between esophagus/stomach and heart due to the vagal response, which perfectly explains the "mystery" of why I only experienced heart symptoms upon swallowing. Well, about 30 minutes ago, I realized I accidentally got cured (no more palpitations upon swallowing food) after weeping and sobbing during desperate prayers for healing (kind of like how hiccups go away when startled.) It was a miracle with science behind it. I remembered that the vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system. So I did a bit research on weeping and sympathetic nervous system. It turns out since the 1960's researchers have theorized that crying is a response to feeling upset and therefore is governed by the sympathetic nervous system. I believe my prayers were answered and I was healed instantaneously by working up my sympathetic nervous system during prayerful weeping to fight the vagal/parasympathetic system behind my swallowing-induced palpitations! God is good! turn

Source: I am a stay-home M.D.

Post Edited (deer) : 9/19/2013 4:28:52 PM (GMT-6)


1039smooth
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   Posted Today 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. The 'fluttering' in my chest helped me discover what my problem was. My heart was fine, but it ended up being gastrointestinal stuff.
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