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Wotan
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   Posted 10/17/2015 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning everyone-

Please--I need some help & emotional support-

In my mid 60s- If any of you recall my posts--have had some "Very isolated " SVT's over the yrs--!

Been thru ALL kinda tests..(here--in Philly & S Calif)- EKGs-Echos-etc-

Also--over the yrs..have had ..multi "holter" monitors--(up to 2 wks)

My last"event monitor" was this past Sept--Showed some-SVT AND PVCs...)--I had posted awhile back--as feeling of "Electric shocks"-!

In fact--I just saw my cardiologist last week--& talked about results..of the 2 wk--study !

He told me the "usual stuff"--"Your heart is structurally good"...

"You had some isolated PVCs"-- etc--

****OK--HERE is where it gets..."interesting"--This paat Monday,..(Oct 12)--I wake up--& start getting .so MANY of these PVCs--w that electric shock feeling ! (No--I do NOT have any pacemaker--etc)

They go on..come & go--NOT continuous--

I go to the...ER---hooked up to the EKG--& get only "isolated"--PVS..)along w blood tests--Chest X Ray--

Resident Dr--sees them--they are NOT continuous !

Other Res Dr-also--sees them--

The head of the ER--Dr...comes in..says.."You're OK--Just PVCs--we ALL get them ! I get them..! You can go home---!"

I do--a little upset--they did not happen more often for Drs--to see

THEN--THIS past Wednesday--AM--I wake up--& they are happening...continuously---I walk one block to --to my CARDIOLOGIST across the Street-!

OK--my cradio nurse--comes out--I am near tears--she HAD wanted to put me on a 48 hr.holter---but NOW--wants to take me to the ER- (The other clerks.in the Cardio office were so nice--asking if I wanted a wheel chair etc)

So--the Cardio--nurse,,,WALKS with me--to the ER--

Stays..TILL I am registered--I go back--(After I get one of those brief 20-30 second EKG strips..(During which I had no ectopic beats)--shows up as "normal"

OK--my HW friends--here---is where it gets."Good"...or "bad"....however

I am laying in one of those beds--in the ER--HOPING for--& waiting to be "Hooked up"--to the EKG--- Because--they are now...popping ...every minute or two--with 2.3..4 a minute-!

I am thinking..."OK--NOW the Drs--will see them ! At least they will SEE how many I am throwing !"

OK--an ER Dr--comes in--says.."OK....Sir...WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU...??" I tel him what's going on--he says.."But..WHAT can I do for you ?"

I -being the comedy writer--say.."Give me a pepperoni pizza well done " He snaps back.."Are you a comedian?"

I respond.."Actually I am a comedy writer !" (I do not think he believed me !)

AGAIN..I ask.."Can't I be hooked up to the EKG--I am right here now?" I mention maybe IF they saw my increase in PVCs...maybe an increase in my beta blocker (I am on 25 mg/day--Tenormin)

He responds-"Well--I see you were in here--Monday--& it showed you just had some PVCs.! AND..you just saw your cardiologist..last week--& he says you're OK !"

By now..I am upset...I tell him...the CARDIAC NURSE WALKED ME OVER HERE !!!!

He says..it does not mean anything--I call her up on my cell---to have her talk with him--I get her voice mail !

NOW..the ER--chief ER DR--comes in--"You are OK--alright?"

I try to explain....what's going on--!

He leaves--sits back at his station---

After I get up..I walk OVER toward him...wanting to give hi...the phone number..of the nurse--he snaps at me--"This is the Drs--area"

OK--I leave,,,go right back to my cardiologists--office--tell them.what happened--!! They seem shocked & upset

Finally-my Cardio nurse comes out.& puts me..in a room---where a tech,,,hooks me up to a 48 hr---EKG--! This was 11 AM..Yesterday (Friday)

OK--NOW--the monitor..is on me---thank God !

And..I am throwing off..PVCs...at a really scary,,(for me) rate!

NOW,,I can feel the strong premature beats ! Happening sooo frequently ! (Tho not as many with that "Electric shock" feeling)

I ask...you - I KNOW...many of you here--have had these PVCs--

BUT--this is something "NEW" to me..(My other "events" were some runs..of SVT--with my heart returning to normal !) -

BUT-- I am getting so many--!!! At times--seems like 150 or more an hour--(cause--with like 2 or 3..OR 4 a minute--that's the total)-

but,,,then...I get some relief--it goes...5-10-15 mins..w only a few-

The monitor will be removed tomorrow--11 AM--Then I will take it to my Cardiologist--Monday morning--& see what HE says !

***********--OK--Any comments..? (I know the ER Dr--was cold & unfeeling..)--

But-anyone here--ever get THIS many--for Soo long..? Also--WILL they ever "let up" on their own..?

Please--get back..ASAP--I really look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks--Regards,
Robert

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   Posted 10/17/2015 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I've gotten them only occasionally. A 24 hour holter showed only 78 in 24 hours.

This was soon after my stents were put in. It went in for quite a while. Ultimately my Dr had me do another echo stress, and ANOTEHR cardiac catch, all came back normal, and my doc told me "I'm telling you you are fine, and you are going to be fine, I understand why you are so nervous, I get the same way, but you have to try to let it go and move on from this event.

From that point on, I haven't had any PVCs (at least none that I can feel or be aware of)

I'm not saying that this is in your head. I'm only giving you my experience. But the psyche CAN cause these. Maybe not in your case, but it's possible.
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