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Paddy 1
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   Posted 1/23/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this forum. I am a 49 year old male who has had pvc problems in the past.  As you know they come and go. Months may pass with hardly a missed beat, and then  Bam! ...Their back again as if they never left. This time is different though, they are more frequent, especially when sitting or lying down, but the real concern is the "runs" of them I'm having. Four and sometimes five in a row, and five or six runs in one minute. Also doubles and triples. And on average thousands per day when including singles. I had a holter monitor with an echo test a few years ago, but they didn't seem to be too concerned.... But as I said this time, the way they are running together, it's a whole different ball game. I feel lucky to make it through the day, only to be afraid to go to bed, as trying to sleep with this going on is incredibly distressing. Also, as I mentioned, they are definately worse when lying down. And it has nothing to do with me being more aware of them....... I'm wondering if anyone else has had a simlilar experience.  ....Cheers, Paddy

stkitt
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   Posted 1/26/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Paddy and Welcome.


If your having runs of PVCs you are having spurts of Ventricular tachycardia and you should see your physician. You may need to be on medication.



You stated that this time the PVCs are "different". Different to me means a change in your sx and warrants investigation so please do see your physician.



My best to you and do let us hear from you on how your doing.



Gentle Hugs to you,



Kitt

Paddy 1
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   Posted 1/26/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I saw my Doctor yesterday, and he's doing the whole nine yards,..holter, echo, stress test, bloodwork. ...But again, feels they are probably benign. ...I'll post again after the tests, so at the very least if they come back as harmless, it should offer some comfort to anyone dealing with this. ..In other words, if I'm okay with these being on the extreme side, then the majority really should not be too concerned.  ... as a side note, ..it's always a good idea to have them checked out, just to be on the safe side.     Cheers, Paddy

Paddy 1
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   Posted 1/27/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt.... Hi,  Isn't  V TACH usually associated with a rapid heartbeat "120 plus bpm" along with pvc runs ?            .... Paddy

Paddy 1
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   Posted 1/27/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
One other thing,...when I refer to "run's" of pvcs,  By that I mean ,..beat...pause...beat ..pause...beat..pause...beat...pause,...then back to normal for a few minutes and then it hits again;..... is that considered a "Run" or a "Multiple" pvc ?  When i talked to my doctor, I assumed a "run" was the "beat,pause" four or more times in a row .  Was I wrong? or was it multiples ?... and if so, that is an important distinction, is it not ?        ...Cheers, Paddy

stkitt
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   Posted 1/28/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Paddy,



I received your email requesting info on V-tach and how serious can it become. V-tach (ventricular tachycardia) is one of the potentially serious rapid arrhythmias one can experience. It originates in one or more irritable spots in one or both ventricles (lower two chambers of the heart). The reason it is potentially serous is that V-tach sometimes can degenerate into ventricular fibrillation, a truly life-threatening arrhythmia.

 

Paddy 1
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that, and I appreciate the response, ...maybe I'm just a little thick, but bare with me; so  what you are saying is that; ....beat..missed beat.. beat ..missed beat.. beat..missed beat.. beat ..missed beat..........then normal for 40 or 50 seconds, than back to "above described" is not V-Tach, but rather "bigeminal pvc's" . ......Sorry to be so literal, but there is so much confusing information out there.   ........... Thanking you in advance.......Paddy

stkitt
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   Posted 1/29/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Paddy,


Not a problem, I understand your need to try to understand exactly what seems to be going on.



Yes a beat and then what feels like the abnormal beat/missed beat is what is called bigeminy.



Here is a link that you might find interesting.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n80ejhnt2g



Let me know if you need more info.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt
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