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Westland, MI
A 38-year-old female asked:

are svts dangerous? i have anxiety and benign pvcs that scare me into rapid heart rate but sometimes it beats fast after eating. why? very uncomfortab

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: Most skipped heart beats are not dangerous. Avoiding caffeine and trigger foods such as alcohol can help. If you have svt- that is a sustained abnormal rhythm that must be monitored by cardiologist. If your heart function is normal and you don't get chest pains or pass out then you should be fine.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Endothelial Problem: Heavy meals can cause the cells covering the interior wall of arteries to become sluggishly and sticky, a condition called endothelial dysfunction. This leads to decreases blood supply to the organs. In your case, the heart. The heart rate increase due to the increased demand without the appropriate supply of blood.

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