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Ucandmeg
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   Posted 6/1/2005 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has heard of PVO's....I may have misunderstood the Doctor when he said just a few PVO's....could he have said PVC's?

Thanks for any responses.

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Patoolla
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   Posted 6/1/2005 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Telli and welcome!  Hmmmm, I've never heard of PVO's.  PVC's feel like skipped heartbeats, sometime every other heartbeat, sometimes every 2nd or 3rd heartbeat.  Does this sound like what is happening to your heart.  PVC's can happen for just a few seconds or for long periods.  Usually when I have them I feel a little light headed also.   As long as you don't have other heart problems, PVC's are not life threatening.  But they can be very annoying!!!  sad    God Bless, Pat

Ucandmeg
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   Posted 6/1/2005 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply. Yes, It's kinda like a dull stop feeling then a boom and then nothing....and I usually have to take a deep breath. I figured I didn't hear the Doc right. I have Mitral Valve Prolapse (mild) though.

Patoolla
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   Posted 6/1/2005 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
It sure sounds like PVC's to me then, but maybe ask your doctor just to be sure.  PVC's mean premature ventricular contracts.  It feels like the heart skips a beat but actually we get a premature beat which feels stronger than the regular beat.  Because that beat was sooner than it should have been there is a pause before the next beat which is the regular beat coming at its regular rhythm.  Sure feels like the heart skips a beat tho!  Do you have them often and for very long periods? 

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   Posted 6/1/2005 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Telli and Welcome to HealingWell!!
 
It's nice to see you here! tongue
 
Just to be on the safe side, I would just call the Dr.'s office back and talk to his/or her nurse and just ask them for confirmation re this diagnosis.  As Pat has mentioned I'm not familiar either with anything called PVO's and more than likely it could be that you were diagnosed with PVC's-but it would be best to check with your Dr.
 
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Ucandmeg
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   Posted 6/1/2005 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, he said they are normal and o.k. I just thought he said PVO...but must be PVC...It just feels funny. not like a regular beat...when youre not feeling anything...and then a weird beat thing. I do get where I feel my heartbeat often, but all the dr.s say thats ok too! Do any of you get that?

Thanks, Telli :)

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   Posted 6/1/2005 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Telli,
 
I have had plenty of heart disease problems unfortunately and I've also been diagnosed with PVC's. 
I always describe it as hiccups of the heart. tongue   My Dr.'s nurse told me that PVC's in a 'normal' situation is almost always benign. 
 
I found an article from a reputable site and thought you might like to read this.
 
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001100.htm
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Dandreia
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   Posted 1/27/2006 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I there ... PVC with normal ecocardyogram and ecg stress test, is not dangerous,but if very synptomatic justifies probably medication or ablation

mrsbrassfield
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   Posted 11/9/2006 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 27 and I started having pvc's after the birth of my 3rd child 8 months ago. I was driving down the road one day and they started and I panicked....to the point that I hyperventilated and almost passed out...I thought I was dying. I called an ambulance to pick me up because I was afraid to drive any further. The ER Dr. did an ekg and watched my heart rate on a monitor for about an hour. He said that what he was seeing were pvc's and that I was fine. He sent me home. The pvc's continued and the next day I went to my regular doctor. She did an ekg as well and also made me wear a holter monitor for 24 hours. The results showed unilateral pvc's...I was told that there is nothing that can be done about them and that they are harmless, but she referred me to a cardiologist just to be safe. He also diagnosed them as benign pvc's....he said there is really nothing that can be done about them. I explained to him that my father had died very young of a heart attack and with that being in the back of my mind I was having a very hard time dealing with this condition mentally. He put me on toprol xl and said that would "take the edge off" the pvc's and make them less noticeable. I'm still on the toprol, but to be honest I can't tell that it does anything for me. I have noticed over the past few months that the pvc's seem to be the worst if my stomach is upset or full. After many hours of panicking, research, etc and with no help from dr.s, I have finally found something that works for me. If I take a benadryl, 2 rolaids and a gas x pill in the mornings and at night before bed, the pvc's are decreased by almost 100%. Rather than feeling 6 or more in a minute, I may feel 3 or 4 a day. I'm not a Dr. and I'm not sure why this works but it does. It has helped me tremendously and I wanted to pass the info along in case it can help some of you. Good luck!!

pegleg
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   Posted 11/10/2006 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Mrsbrassfield:  I'm new to this site, but not new to heart problems.  I'm 52, 127 lbs,5'4".  An ablation can rid someone of heart arrythmias, but unless this is a SERIOUS problem to you, I would think twice about it.  I've had 2 cardiac caths (clear coronary, just small arteries spasm) and one attempted ablation.  The ablation was the hardest thing I ever had to go through.  It's just like a cath, but they erradicate the arrythmias with electrical current.  My major one is in the Bundle of hiss and they almost knocked out both my SA and AV nodes trying to get it.  It felt as if I was sticking my finger in a light socket each time they attempted it.  You are awake through this and when the cardioelectrophysicist started yelling "Back off, back off!" I became excited and chimmed in "hey, back off, hurry!" ... I bet they never had a pt to do back seat driving! tongue   He told me that he was the doctor and my job was to lie on the table and be silent.  One thing about the ablation though, when they hit the electrical current, that's when they discovered the spasms of the small arteries and PSVTs.  Sure surprised them because they had only read about someone having Cardiac Syndrome X (not metabolic).  It took me a long time to get used to my PVCs, but I was put on Betapace for my other arrythmias and this in turn seemed to also control the PVCs.  I was also told they are not dangerous, just a nuciance (like hiccups).  Regular cardiac workout also seemed to help decrease them.  Good luck. yeah

FUNNEL
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   Posted 11/16/2006 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
RE: PVC'S
 
THIS STANDS FOR PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTIONS
I GET THEM ALL THE TIME. AND i HAVE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND AN IMPLANTED PACEMAKER.
 
I WAS TOLD BY THE ER STAFF IT IS A VERY COMMON THING AMONGST THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER DIAGNOSED HEART CONDITION?  HAS YOUR DR ORDERED HEART TESTS?..TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT URGENT?
 
I CAN'T SEE THEM DOING A CATHETER ABLATION FOR PVCs
 
THE ONLY REASON THEY DID IT WAS  FOR MY ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, WAS IT WAS SO INTENSE AND NOT RESPONDING TO REGULAR DRUG THERAPY, AND i PUT UP WITH IT FOR 4 YRS BEFORE THEY DID ANYTHING AT ALL
 
 
I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK FOR YOUR SAKE.
 
GOD BLESS
FUNNELCLOUD
 

legllyblnde
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   Posted 11/17/2006 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Pegleg...

Were you not given any anesthesia for the catheter ablation? Most people I've talked to slept through the whole thing and don't remember anything about it. Your the first person I've heard say that it was painful.
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