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What is causing pvcs/pacs from slouching, lying down, quickly standing or stopping. They've been cleared benign but what's causes this from these stance?

What is causing pvcs/pacs from slouching, lying down, quickly standing or stopping. They've been cleared benign but what's causes this from these stance?

Usually : no cause: In the majority of cases, no cause can be found. That said, check your electrolytes for deficiency: magnesium and potassium. Avoid stimulants: nicotine and caffeine. Check thyroid (TSH). Get plenty of rest. Avoid stress. If all those fail, they'll either go away by themselves (they often do) or you'll need medication to help. ...Read more

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In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death?

In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death?

Never: Pacs and pvcs never can cause sudden death which is due to ventricular fibrillation or asystole. The substrate for those is serious, underlying structural heart disease such as occurs during or after heart attacks or with rare congenital diseases (like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or long qt syndrome). ...Read more

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Can PVCs and PACS be caused by extra adrenalin? Got dysautonomia and standing increases adrenalin and HR levels. If it does are they harmful?

Can PVCs and PACS be caused by extra adrenalin? Got dysautonomia and standing increases adrenalin and HR levels. If it does are they harmful?

Possible: The extra heartbeats and the rapid heartbeat could be related to adrenaline, which may be in response to your dysautonomia. You may need to consider having your physician have you see a cardiologist if he is any question. From what you're telling me this is not anything dangerous. Your physician should help clarify the setting. ...Read more

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I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

PAC's: Probably NOT a good thing to be doing this. And as to why you are having these - I would make an appointment with your doctor for labs and an EKG. While PAC's are generally benign - the ability to cause them needs to be assessed as it may mean you can cause other arrythmias which could be lethal. Get yourself checked out ...Read more

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History of svt, pvc's, pac's in the past. It had been years. Now had svt 2 weeks ago and a lot of pvc or pacs past 2 days. Cause for concern?

History of svt, pvc's, pac's in the past. It had been years. Now had svt 2 weeks ago and a lot of pvc or pacs past 2 days. Cause for concern?

SVT needs evaluation: You know many words like SVT, but unclear if you have been diagnosed. Best diagnosed by a cardiologist or EP cardiologist. Diagnosis is important for proper medical treatment. Do you take any meds? Could it be that you have an electrolyte imbalance? You should make an appointment with a cardiologist and get a Holter and Echo and have your electrolytes tested as well (blood test). ...Read more

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Can food/eating cause premature atrial contractions? I have been diagnosed with PAC from my cardiologist

Can food/eating cause premature atrial contractions? I have been diagnosed with PAC from my cardiologist

PAC: This an electrical abnormality of the conduction in the heart and is of no great significance. It is not usually food related ...Read more

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I'm 27 & have mild/occasional acid reflux with certain food, not on any med. Is there really a need for me to get a upper endoscopy, only reason I even went to GI is trying to find the cause of my PACs but no dr seems to think its related anyways...

I'm 27 & have mild/occasional acid reflux with certain food, not on any med. Is there really a need for me to get a upper endoscopy, only reason I even went to GI is trying to find the cause of my PACs but no dr seems to think its related anyways...

Trial of medication: At your age, assuming you do not have alarm symptoms (i.e., vomiting, trouble swallowing, weight loss, etc), you should be able to try a short course of acid reflux medication. If no improvement, an upper endoscopy may be helpful. ...Read more

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My ep prescribed flecainide for my benign pvcs/pacs. Should I get a 2nd opinion cause I'm scared to take a heart med for something that's "benign"?

My ep prescribed flecainide for my benign pvcs/pacs. Should I get a 2nd opinion cause I'm scared to take a heart med for something that's "benign"?

PVCs: I'd recommend discussing the treatment with your ep and ask the question you did here. Benign pvcs are generally treated if they bother the patient enough that the patient desires to have them decreased to improve quality of life. The ep may have a specific reason......Don't be afraid to ask your doctors for information. ...Read more

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I get around 20-50 pacs/day could it cause any complications? Someone told me it could trigger atrial fibrillation I'm worried? Also got mvp/trivialmr

I get around 20-50 pacs/day could it cause any complications? Someone told me it could trigger atrial fibrillation I'm worried? Also got mvp/trivialmr

PACs may predispose: You to atrial fibrillation however recognizing that 25% of all people over 40 develop atrial fibrillation may give you some perspective in this regard. Your health care provider can offer you appropriate treatment and assist you in making management decisions. ...Read more

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I've been told I'm heart healthy with tests and had a few PACs with holter monitors. The heart flutters are worse with exercise. What causes these?

I've been told I'm heart healthy with tests and had a few PACs with holter monitors. The heart flutters are worse with exercise. What causes these?

Tricky.: Nearly everyone has some PAC's on a holter. They increase with increasing cardiac stimulation including exercise, caffeiene, eletrolyte abnormalities, and many other conditions.
So... this may well be totatllly average
cannot say in your particular case, ...Read more

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How high should heart rate go after one flight of stairs in terms of % of max? Also, what could be cause of pvcs/pacs during exercise for young athlete?

How high should heart rate go after one flight of stairs in terms of % of max? Also, what could be cause of pvcs/pacs during exercise for young athlete?

U must B more-: -specific. Depends on the work done which involves weight, how fast slow, 2 @ a time. In a young kid if U develop PVC's U need 2 talk 2 Ur parents about it & U should C Ur PCP 4 starters & get referrals if needed. Ur parents R the gate keepers of Ur health care. But such symptoms R not normal 4 a17y/o kid ...Read more

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Started 25mg of sertraline today. I felt an PAC (skipped beat) is this an issue? Will sertraline cause/promote pacs? Is it safe for heart?

Started 25mg of sertraline today. I felt an PAC (skipped beat) is this an issue? Will sertraline cause/promote pacs? Is it safe for heart?

Sertraline effects: Common Cardiovascular side effect of Sertraline is palpitation. It may cause Tachycardia (Fast heart rate).
Diagnosis of cardiac condition and PAC needs to be made by the Physician.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both
•Severity of symptoms now needing Sertraline
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Breathing Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation ...Read more

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Are there any endocrine disorders or nervous system disorders that can cause heart PVC and pacs.

Are there any endocrine disorders or nervous system disorders that can cause heart PVC and pacs.

Endocrine--> pac/pvc: Hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma are some endocrine disorders which can cause heart rhythm problems such as pacs or pvcs. ...Read more

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What causes pacs/pvcs with swallowing and with inhaling or exhaling. I can replicate this on ecg?

What causes pacs/pvcs with swallowing and with inhaling or exhaling. I can replicate this on ecg?

ANY: Stimulation of your heart (IF you are SUSCEPTIBLE) has the POTENTIAL of causing an PAC and less commonly a PVC...YOU SHOULD SEE IF THIS IS CONFIRMED BY ECG STUDY!!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Achy dull chest pain every once in a while lasting no more than 5 mins. Pacs and pvcs at times. Md said not enough water or stress caused it. Ekg norml?

Achy dull chest pain every once in a while lasting no more than 5 mins. Pacs and pvcs at times. Md said not enough water or stress caused it. Ekg norml?

Not heart.: Achy dull CP occurring without relation to exertion at your age with normal ekg is not very likely to be related to the heart. Extra beats are perfectly normal at your age and as long as they suppress with exercise are of no consequence. At the end of the day you have chest pain without an identified cause. Musculoskeletal pain in the chest wall, esophageal irritation are most common causes. ...Read more

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Forceful PACS/palpitations when inhaling, exhaling and also when swallowing on bad days. Beta blocker doesn't help. Had echo, cta, est. Normal. Cause?

Forceful PACS/palpitations when inhaling, exhaling and also when swallowing on bad days. Beta blocker doesn't help. Had echo, cta, est. Normal. Cause?

There are lots of: Options for the treatment of your arrhythmia symptoms. Beta blockers are only one option. Ask your health care provider to refer you to an Electrophysiologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Is epinephrine in dental anaesthesia enough to cause ventricular fibrillation? No heart issues just PACS and PVCs a few times per day. Had echo normal

Is epinephrine in dental anaesthesia enough to cause ventricular fibrillation? No heart issues just PACS and PVCs a few times per day. Had echo normal

Very scary: B"sd
epinephrine could possibly make your irritable heart more irritable and lead to various, even G-d forbid fatal arrythmias. Would avoid epinephrine. If needed only in a medical facility with ability to treat cardiac emergencies. ...Read more

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I hve premature atrial contractions, which Ik aren't serious. But sometimes I have small sharp pains in my upper chest, right below collarbone. Cause?

I hve premature atrial contractions, which Ik aren't serious. But sometimes I have small sharp pains in my upper chest, right below collarbone. Cause?

It sounds like: Musculo-skletal pain not related to your heart, having said that any chest pain requires an investigation to make sure that it is not heart related. See your doctor some work up such as ekg, cardiac enzymes, stress test beside an exam. ...Read more

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I was dx with pacs 3yrs ago, I go weeks without having one before they flare up I had prob 4-5 within 10-15 secs this morning, usually only notice 1-2 maybe 3 during a "episode" read my med history, should I worry, seems it starts certain ways I move?

I was dx with pacs 3yrs ago, I go weeks without having one before they flare up I had prob 4-5 within 10-15 secs this morning, usually only notice 1-2 maybe 3 during a "episode" read my med history, should I worry, seems it starts certain ways I move?

PACs: Full evaluation of PACs, in my opinion, consists of a 12 lead ekg, 24 hour Holter Monitor, echocardiogram and treadmill stress test. This would look for structural heart disease, determine the effect of strenuous exertion and determine the severity of the atrial irritability and type of advisable treatment, if any, I also recommend abstinence of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Cardiologist involve ...Read more

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Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Yes: In the sense that they can come from different parts of the heart & will look different. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to donate plasma if you have pacs?

Is it possible for you to donate plasma if you have pacs?

Disclose to the: Blood bank. I do not know what pacs is, but whatever it is, you should disclose it to the blood bank where you plan to donate plasma. ...Read more

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I think I have pacs. I know they are benign but is there an upper limit as to how many per minute are considered ok/normal?

I think I have pacs. I know they are benign but is there an upper limit as to how many per minute are considered ok/normal?

Not really.: Pac's are benign without an upper limit. Pacs vary in frequency depending upon the state of your nervous and chemical input to the heart. The slower your heart rate gets the more time between beats and the greater the opportunity for and extra beat to slip in. When you exercise or your heart rate speeds up they should disappear. ...Read more

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How many pacs is too much? . I feel out of norm. Posted hr line chart in files showing frequency. Drs won't ablate pacs. Cant tolerate meds due to lowhr

How many pacs is too much? . I feel out of norm. Posted hr line chart in files showing frequency. Drs won't ablate pacs. Cant tolerate meds due to lowhr

10/min too many: Etiology of ordinary PAC's broad even if Echo normal. Even small doses of long acting B-Blocker can decr PAC's signif. Have you tried 12.5 - 25 mgs per day of Metoprolol Succinate? I have had good success with this particular med. Do not expect cure overnight, but usually this can stabilize the heart. At these doses of the long act metoprolol heart rate will slow little if at all. ...Read more

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Almost everyone gets PVCS and PACS but why do they happen? Why once you feel them you become so scared of them?

Almost everyone gets PVCS and PACS but why do they happen? Why once you feel them you become so scared of them?

Ectopy: Premature beats could be a random, nonspecific electrical activity, others could relate to strain to the heart or a pathology -- so they can be benign or pathologic, and required further testing and treatment. ...Read more