Atrial Fibrilation

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HermTex
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Date Joined Sep 2013
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   Posted 11/26/2013 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I've posted in here before about my PVC's. I am a 34 year old male. The PVC's are actually quite under control. However, yesterday presented a new problem.

I was leaving work about 330 and forgot something, so I jogged lightly back inside to grab it. On the drive home my chest felt kind of funny, like gassy or something. I got home and checked my pulse and my heartbeat was all over the place. Hard beats, normal beats, normal rhythm, rapid rhythm. This of course, set of my anxiety a bit. Went into the doctor for an EKG and was having atrial fibrilation with heartbeat of 158. The doctor seemed a bit confused as to why this was happening. After leaving the doctor it went back to normal about 45 minutes later.

Now, ever since my diagnosis of PVC's I am very in tune with my heartbeat, etc. so I am 98% sure I've never felt this atrial fibrilation before. I am racking my brain thinking of what caused this. The only thing I can think of is I have drank more alcohol than usual the last couple weeks, during a family camping trip then i had some friends in town this weekend. Could it be some mild form of withdrawal/dehydration? I don't drink caffeine or smoke and I was not stressed out or anything yesterday.

oslooskar
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   Posted 11/26/2013 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello HermTex, was the doctor whom you made reference to a cardiologist?

HermTex
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   Posted 11/26/2013 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah. I'm going to get an echo. Ihad a 24 hour monitor back in May that found the PVC's and nothing else. I guess I'm just confused as to why it happened, out of nowhere for no apparent reason, in the middle of the afternoon.

HermTex
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   Posted 12/10/2013 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Echo came back normal. Cardiologist said slight, slight thickening of heart muscle, but also said the technician over measured it and he probably would not have even noted it.

So I guess that atrial fibrilation incident was isolated. I haven't had many PVC's lately either. So I suppose most of my maladies are in my head and self inflicted. I do get random chest pain all over still but I guess its something else.
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