Is afib the same as a pac?

No. Atrial fib is a persistant rapid beats in the atria. Atrial beat is about 300 beats per min. Pac is a single isolated beat that originates in the atrium.
Atrial fibrillation. Afib is a rapid irregularly irregular rhythm with atrial rate usually in excess of 350bpm and variable av block. Pac is a premature atrial contract, just one. There can be multiple pacs too. Afib has significant possible complications one of which is stroke. Pac is usually benign.
Pac. No.. A fib means you have electrical storm in atria, pac is a single extra beat from one of the Atria..
No. a pac is a premature atrial contraction and it is usually a single event leading to premature contraction of the upper chambers of the heart. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm associated with high heart rates during which the upper chambers are not contracting at all. Unlike a pac, atrial fibrillation can lead to a stroke.

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28 male have pacs 2-3 times a week that I feel cardio and primary dr says nothing to worry about Internet says could turn into afib should I worry?

Correct. PACs are a. potential precursor of atrial fibrillation, though in the short term primarily due to conflicting autonomic orders from mind/brain?heart. A far more relevant driver of atrial fibrillation is: https://www.google.com/#q=atrial+fibrosis, a result of long-standing CVDs (though in only early stages of recognition by medical testing via MRIs before autopsy). Study my many answers on artery Disease. Read more...

Is there a correlation between experiencing pacs and pvcs after having a history of afib?

Possibly . Pacs are often the triggers that initiate af. Pvcs, on the other hand, are not related to af. In youth (you're 29), one of the commonest triggers that causes af episodes is alcohol - especially when consumed in larger quantities. For obvious reasons, it is also called "holiday heart"! the other common, treatable trigger for af is obstructive sleep apnea. Discuss these with your doctor. Read more...

Preventicus afib mobile app accy? No hist of afib but health anx, so I dwnld it. 5 min test showed every beat in red, absolute aryth detected, every beat was red or bad. Normal on other test, felt fine, 29yr, 10 dayevent rec 2 yrs ago only shwd pacs

If you have. felt fine, as you say, and have previously had a negative work-up, and there is nothing different except that you downloaded an ap (!), I would "un"download it and try to move on and not worry about your heart rhythm. If you are noticing a change in symptoms--palpitations, tachycardia, light-headedness--make an appointment to review them with your doctor. Good wishes:) Read more...

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...

An EKG showed a lot of PACs. I have had 2 ablations for afib, And SVT 2 years ago. What's causing this?

Observation. Most of PACs are benign and require little treatment. If no chest pain or no symptoms, PACs can change into or aggravate A Fib or SVT or A Flutter. PACs can be caused by stress or caffeine or tobacco or alcohol or HTN or underlying valve/heart disorder. May need to be evaluated by cardiologist of PACs continue. May need beta blocker or calcium channel blocker. Read more...
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. Read more...