Heart Palputations

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   Posted 8/6/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 48 years old and have been seeing a cardioligist for the past 5 years, preventative due to the loss of my father and mother at very young ages due to heart disease.   I have been seeing a great doctor with very high tech equipment every 3-4 months.  I have a EKG every 6 months and a stress test every 2 years along with a echocardiogram.   Even with all these high tech tests that he runs I suffer from anxiety of something happening to me.  I drank 4 cups of coffee on Saturday and 3 on Sunday and my heart has been skipping beats non-stop since Saturday.  This is a problem I've had since I was in my teens but bothers me more now at my age then when I was younger.  It's a horrible feeling and drains you.  Do any of you feel there is a concern even after having all these tests run?  I recently had a echcocardiogram done and it was perfect.  Low blood pressure and slow heart rate.   All controlled from medication.   I'm just curious if anyone else experiences the heart skipping beats and if they have seen a doctor and what his/her diagnoses was.  Thank you.

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   Posted 8/6/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Natural, welcome to Healingwell :) You might want to ask these questions in our Heart and Cardiovascular Disease forum - I'm sure you would get better answers to your questions there. Good luck!
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   Posted 8/9/2007 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem. I have a leaky mitral valve. Dr. says it's nothing to worry about but when you are experiencing these symtoms it is so much easier said than done.

cyndy byers
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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I have fibromyalgia and I started having heart Palputations everyday! I do smoke a pack a day and I do drink coffee every morning, anyone have suggestions

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   Posted 8/19/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always had palpitations- sometimes pin points and sometimes you can actually feel your heart throb in your chest which is very scary- after a series of scans etc I was told one of my heart valve operates the wrong way round - i.e. against the flow of blood. It took me a long time to get to that result because the health professionals just do not take this seriously at all.
I think in your case- seeing your family history etc I would definetely talk to my specialist about it.
As for Cindy- Are you taking the pill? I used to and after having quite a few nasty spells- serious palpitations - I just stop taking the pill (against the advice of my GP and heart specialists who assured me that HAD NOTHING to do with it). The headaches I had enjoyed everyday for years went after 3 months and I've never really had any serious palpitations ever since (stopped about 10 years ago). I know the health professionals will tell you it's not linked but guess what - there is a very small line between them and pharmaceuticals! Try it it might really help.

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   Posted 12/12/2008 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
4 cups on one day, three on another. . . You said you were anxious, so I think you answered your own question. You had a panic attack and should check out the Anxiety and Panic Forum. . .

This is being bumped for all those that go through this, because Anxiety is a horrible disorder that usually goes along with asthma. . . At least it has for me and others that I've met through the years.
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I started having these beat skips about 2 years ago - it has the sensation of a panic attack because the heart actually does a beat - then a quick beat and pause. The pause causes a feeling of anxiety. I went to the doctor and had every conceivable test run including wearing a 24 hour monitor. The final analysis - these are PVC's and he says everyone has them. The suggestion was to add some magnesium to the diet, which I have done. I still have them on ocassion but not as bad, and now that I know they are harmless - according to the doc, I have quit worrying about them.

As someone with allergies (who sneezes alot) I also thought they could have something to do with that, but apparently not. There is a lot about "PVC's" on line. I would suggest you read up. You will find they are very common.

Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.1 10/30/2008

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