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Date Joined Jun 2013
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   Posted 6/12/2013 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone experienced a zapping type feeling that radiates out from your chest when having a PAC? I especially get this at night when I'm laying down, and is extremely uncomfortable.


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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Do you have a heart condition? I have not heard the term zaps from people that experience PACs. Twinges, sharp, or burning pain has been a concern by others.

Perhaps another member will have more to offer you.

Also if this problem continues to plague you, do see your Dr.

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Date Joined Jun 2013
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   Posted 6/13/2013 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm...maybe zaps wouldn't be an accurate description. Yes, I had SVT, and had an ablation for it on May 15, and was told it would take 1-2 months for everything to heal. I've always had Pac's and Pvc's, but these feel different. I did go to the er a few days after because I was concerned about it, and the said they were PAC's. I don't know if they're just more pronounced at night because my pulse rate is slower, or what. Maybe twinges would be a better name for them. I do go back on June 24 for the month follow up, but seeing as that's still over a week away, I thought I'd ask on here. I do have to say that I suffer from anxiety, mainly due to the on going shenanigans with my heart. Thanks Kitt.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 7/3/2013 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Laura--HOLY COW--!
Good thing I checked in--not been on in awhile- confused YES..I do get the "zaps"--!   Feels like an electric current passing heart smhair I finally did feel a couple,,WHILE I had the MCOT recorder on..(the 24 hr  Telephone monitored recording)
When.I did feel them..& hit the button, show the Cardios...What I was experiencing,,they showed up merely,,as  PACs...not even,,,an SVT,,(THEM..I can feel as a  "run of beats)-
These things feel almost like you would feel..if you bit on "Aluminum foil....with a metal filling,,,right..?
Anyway--glad I am NOT alone---These things were driving me..nuts! sad     Get back--Rob (Wotan)
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