A Sudden jump (beat)of heart

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AnnCao
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/16/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I would like to know if someone else have the same symtom as mine, or is this serious or normal?
 
Sometimes just as I get to sleep, I was waken up by a sudden 'jump' of heart and scared to sit up immediately and feel a sudden panic and put my hand to chest. At that moment I feel the heart may jump out of breast and also feel no air in that second.This only lasts one second.
Most happen at the time I just get to sleep. But recently sometimes in the day it happens too.
For example when I sit at my desk and working and I suddenly feel an experience of the sudden 'jump' or 'strong beat'.
 
Recently it happens about twice a day.
 
I had this since a year ago, and had all kinds of heart test and exam, stress test, ERG, 48 hours host-moniter, etc, doctor said heart is normal and cannot find out what's wrong with me.
 
So I decided a year ago to live with it, and at that time I also consider it may be anxiety or stress, but now I work in a pretty relax enviroment, it happens too.
 
So I would like to find out if others have the same syptom, and what is going on with me or my heart?
 
Thank you.
 
 

Sarita
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   Posted 2/16/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, this is very common, and you are probably experiencing symptomatic PVCs or PACs (pre-ventricular or pre-atrial contractions, respectively).  Lots and lots of people have them and don't even know it, and lots of people have symptomatic ones.  If you've had the work-up you said, your heart is in good shape and you should treat these as an annoying inconvenience.  Do a search on "PVCs" or "skipped beats" in this forum and you'll see plenty of similar stories.  They are definitely uncomfortable but nothing serious in an otherwise normal heart.

AnnCao
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   Posted 2/16/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good to hear. Thank you very much.
Why the 2 doctors I saw didn't say anything? Just said no heart problem, And make me so puzzled and confused.
 
 
I have a  couple of more questions,
But when you said " If you've had the work-up you said, your heart is in good shape and you should treat these as an annoying inconvenience"
What do you mean by work-up? English is my second language, not familiar with this word.
 
Also when I see the word contraction I feel the symptom is quite like a sudden contraction.
 
What caused PVC, is it possible related with food? ( a year ago I also had GI exams, doctor ruled out GI problem), but will food affect PVC? I don't have this symptom 2 years ago.
 
I also a little bit animia due to uterus fibroid, could animia cause PVC?
 
Thank you
 
 

els
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   Posted 2/17/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi AnnCao, Welcome to Healing Well forum we are happy to have you join us here.  I cant say that I know what is going on with your heart as I am not a doctor and we cannot diagnosis your condition here we can only offer support, suggestions and advice.  The first thing I would look at in your case is have you seen a Cardiologist for these problems?  If not and your seeing your regular physician for them then I would suggest finding a Cardiologist who specilaizes in heart conditions and dieases of the heart.  Second thing is since it has been over a year since this has been checked you may want to see your primary doctor and follow up on it with them.  Third, it may be possible that it isnt your heart at all and is something like acid reflux which is often mistaken for heart problems.

When someone suffers from PVC's it is usually a pretty constant occurance for them.  Not just one beat then it is gone.  I fully agree that you need to do some research on these things before you consider them being possible problems.  I am going to leave you a few links below so you can do that.  I hope you continue to visit HW and find support here.  Take care :-)

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=565

http://ezinearticles.com/?Acid-Reflux-Chest-Pain&id=267543


Elisha
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AnnCao
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   Posted 2/19/2007 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, I'm confused again.
 
I did see Cardiologist and GI doctor and did all kinds of tests.
Cardiologist said it doesn't sound like heart problem, and GI said is not acid flux
 
No doctor can give me an explanation. So that's why I get to the forum to see if others have the symtom,
 
when you say, "When someone suffers from PVC's it is usually a pretty constant occurance for them.  Not just one beat then it is gone. "
 
My symptom is it happens in just a split second, then it's gone.
so I would like to know from the forum how others think.
 
Thank you.
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