acid reflux and skipped heartbeats

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moggie
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   Posted 3/28/2012 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i'm currently on medication for acid reflux which i've had for about 3 months. In the last 6 weeks i have also been having skipped heartbeats and was just wondering if there was any connection between acid reflux and skipped heart beats.

r0maalan
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   Posted 3/28/2012 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have premature ventricular contractioncs (pvc's). Harmless if you don't have an underlying heart condition and they feel like a missed/skipped heart beat. Plus everyone has a few now and then. Just some more than others. But, to answer your question: Yes, there is some correlation between reflux and skipped beats.

moggie
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   Posted 3/28/2012 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for that, i've had an ecg and chest xray which came back clear and am just waiting for results of a 24 hour heart monitor but the specialist thinks the skipped beats are benign. I just worry cos i always have a pain in the left side of my chest around the heart area and don't know if its from the skipped beats or the acid reflux. Thanks again for your reply.

r0maalan
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   Posted 3/28/2012 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I had all the tests done as well and have similar pains. Actually, I get them all of the place: right side, left side, sternum, back, ab area, etc... The only time I've never really had the pain was when I was slimmer.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 3/28/2012 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I have this too, although it has decreased with a decrease of my ppi and better diet chages

moggie
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ericapeace what is ppi if you don't mind me asking?

Featherstar
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi moggie a ppi is a proton pump inhibitor it's a class of drugs that block acid production at the cellular level,.these drugs take longer to kick in however there effect usually lasts24hrs an some half life up to 2 or three days.
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