I'm a 21 year old male with no medical conditions. For around five years I have experienced occasional palpitations and skipped beats. I have seen two cardiologists one of which is also an electrophysiologist. To date I have had, one stress test, two echocardiograms, three holter monitors fitted, 7 12-lead ECG' and 12 blood tests and a chest x-ray all which were deemed normal.
My palpitations sometimes feel like a skipped beat but subtle, and other times a very noticeable pause and suction-like feeling followed by a very strong beat. Interestingly, I can feel some these coming on before they happen by a few minutes. They almost always happen post-exertion or anxiety/adrenaline during the recovery period. While I now know these to be PAC's and PVC's I am not convinced these are benign.
What also concerns me is that last week I was anxious with adrenaline pumping and my heart rate was around 60 bpm and it instantly shot up to a very quick and rapid regular rate above 250 for about
2-3 seconds then instantly went back into it's normal sinus rhythm of 60 bpm without warning.
What worries me is that between the time I have had my tests and now, I may have developed ventricular tachycardia? Or could this be benign such as SVT? My last tests were 9 months ago. The last cardiologist/electrophysiologist I saw said my ectopics were perfectly benign and I had nothing to worry about
. I was discharged form the hospital indefinitely. Only if they occurred one after another he told me it is then considered dangerous. Also I have no family history of heart problems.
My current heart diagnosis (all deemed completely benign):
- Sinus arrhythmia
- Sinus tachycardia
- Ectopics (PVC's and PAC's)
Is this common? My main concern is this becoming lethal despite 'normal' test results.
Post Edited (Osten467) : 5/12/2017 6:42:25 AM (GMT-6)