I am so glad I found this forum even though, at this point in time, I had, through my own experience over the last 20 years, decided my "heart issues" were in fact digestive related. Consulted many doctors through the years, not only about cardiac issues but also digestive issues (heartburn, reflux, hiatal hernia) and not one mentioned the possibility of connection between palps, etc. and digestive issues. In 2012 heart symptoms became more frequent and while eating dinner one evening had so many palps I nearly fainted, which scared me. Went to see my cardiologist and he suggested another event monitor for 7 days. Again, at that time, as all prior visits, I said I felt problems were connected in some way to eating. Heart event monitor recorded PAC, PVC, SVT and bradycardia. Most of this immediately after eating.
I had a one and only episode of AFib in 2008 (after eating). Hospitalized and all heart test performed, including cath (which showed clear arteries).
I was feeling really unwell and had some right side and back pain at the time I was wearing the event monitor so my pcp ordered scan of gallbladder, which did show gallstones and sludge. I had gallbladder surgery in April 2012. To my surprise, because I had no idea that a diseased gallbladder could effect heart, about six months after surgery all of the heart irregularities had lessened greatly. I was hoping they were gone. Not so lucky, I still have to be very careful to control gas, constipation, heartburn, reflux or I will still have an "episode". Hence my joy (seems strange to feel "joy") at finding this malady has a name. I do believe it is what I have.
I would like to know if anyone has symptoms so severe they feel faint. And, what would cause a faint, SVT or bradycardia?