Elisha, I've worn two 72 hour holters and nothing showed up but a couple of early beats, that werent' even where I listed "symptoms". Sometimes I truly think maybe it is a "nerve" thing in my chest wall, or a GERD thing and not my heart... But it acts just like PVC's... I can feel a big thump and it kind of takes my breath away for a split second. I never, ever get dizzy spells with these, or any kind of pain at all. But I've read where caffiene can cause PVC's or other benign arrythmias in people with totally healthy hearts.. so I figured that is what I did to myself. Too much caffiene and smoking and not enough water. The only heart test I have NOT had is a cath. I have some sort of normal sinus arrythmia (which makes no sense to me, I thought the word arrythmia meant NOT normal..lol). And they say it's just the fact that my heart is more in tune to my breathing rate than most and changes faster with it. And to not worry about
it, lots of kids and thin people have it. Other than that.. I'm perfectly fine.
My mom has extremely high blood pressure. For now under control with meds. Thank God. She has hit 120 something over 110 before. She had a mini stroke at that point.. so I'm very vigilant with her. Would a pacemaker work for high bp?
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.