A 24-year-old female asked:
An ekg showed a lot of pacs. i have had 2 ablations for afib, and svt 2 years ago. what's causing this?
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Family Medicine 15 years experience
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Cardiology 33 years experience
Background noise: Stimulants like caffeine, Nodoz, alcohol, energy drinks can precipitate PACs. However these need not be ingested to have PACs. Many patients have a burden of PACs that I describe as the "background noise of living". Bothersome is the understanding that these and PVCs are frequently the trigger for the faster rhythms that led to your ablation.With RFA your circuit is gone but these triggers remain.
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Last updated Dec 22, 2020
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