Arrhythmias Support Group

Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the muscle contraction of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. Some arrhythmias are life-threatening medical emergencies that can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death. Others cause aggravating symptoms, such as an awareness of a different heart beat, or palpitation, which can be annoying.

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  • luv2teachspeech

    Ventricular Tachycardia / Metoprolol

    I have recently been diagnosed with idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia. I know it is extremely rare, and have yet to find anyone who has dealt with this. I am struggling to find the right drug to help me with this. After the intial occurence with hospitalization, I was put on Flecanide. Since I have a host of other health issues (chronic lyme disease, POTS) and already deal with extreme fatigue,...
  • AgentSmith

    Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

    I have posted a couple other times. I just got back from my appt with my cardiologist after wearing the event monitor for a month. My symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, fast heart beat... I had events that they called me about 4 times. Once was just walking/hiking outside. Later the same day, cleaning up my yard. Another time I was just climbing my stairs to the...
  • AgentSmith

    what can this be?

    I posted in the afib group and never got a response so I'm hoping someone will chime in here.I'm a 36 yr old female in good health, supposedly. I had a very active lifestyle my entire life, extreme sports, etc. Sometime about 7 years ago, I started experiencing extreme fatigue that hindered my daily life. I saw specialist after specialist to try to find an answer. I was no longer able to do the...
  • jacqueD


    I'm so gratefull I found this group,  I just finished up with a 30 day event monitor this is the second one in 10 months...the first one showed PVC's AND PAC's and I'm sure the second one will show the same,,,the problem is I was given metoprol it took me awhile to get use to the side effects but they were working fine most of the time very few pvc and pac's, with one 25mg twice a day...  but...
  • medic2012

    Anyone had ablation for the arrythmia's?

    I've always had PVC's and PAC's. I've had stress echo's and wore an event monitor many times. This last time my cardiologist said they have never been anything to worry about but it is a scary thing anyway. I exercise alot so I worry about exercising. This time he decided he was going to refer me to a electrophysiologist (sp). I met with him the same day. Great doctor. He said he saw them and...
  • Coolgirl

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    i been having chest pain back to back and shorts of breaths feet swelling up I have afib
  • tylerfay

    Am I alone?

    I was 16 when I had my first episode of AVNRT. It scared me but went away before getting to the ER so it wasn't diagnosed.Ihad these SVTs off and on for many years. In my 20s I became an alcoholic and drank every day for about 10 years.When I was 27, I had AVNRT, and like usual I took the steps to make it stop. Vagal maneuvers, dipping my head in a sink with ice cold water. It would stop, then...
  • AgentSmith

    question about fatigue symptoms

    I am a 36-year-old, healthy looking female and have been active my entire life. I posted previously that I have suffered from severe fatigue for about 7 years. I saw many different specialists to try to figure out the problem and never came to a solid conclusion. I finally recently saw a cardiologist for the first time and did an in-office EKG and echocardiogram which were both normal. I got a...
  • pk227

    3 years of this nonsense

    First, I have to say how happy I am that I found this group.  I have been to 4 different cardiologists (I don't trust anybody) and I got more comfort from the posts I read on here than from any of them.  My adventure with irregular heartbeats started 3 yrs ago after a 5-day hospital stay for an intestinal blockage caused by scar tissue from gall bladder surgery I had 25 years previously (how...
  • Ganfalff

    Multifocal pvc's

    Hi, I just joined today. I have been diagnosed with multifocal pvc's. I have no idea whatsoever what this is. The cardiologist said I have ectopic beats from the lower chamber of my heart, problem is I am having far too many and he wants me to have an angiogram to see if there are any issues causing this. I have no symptom's at all, it was only picked up on a routine ECG. ( I had a heart attack 9...
  • skippedbeets

    Pacs, pvcs, svt and terrified

    Hello, I am new to the group and am quite scared.  I am having skipped heartbeats that feel like popcorn popping inside my chest.  I am also experiencing runs of skipped or fast beats....these really freak me out!  I have been seen by a cardiologist and have had a stress echo, a regular echo, worn holster monitor and had blood work done as well.  My heart skips beats daily. I experience all...
  • Viper

    Ventricular tachycardias?

    Hello everyone, new to this forum. Wanted to know if anyone suffering from ventricular tachycardias? Or arvc? Or anyone implanted with ICD
  • Bendra

    Beta blockers vs Channel blockers

    Diagnosed with AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia. The cardiologist ordered a cardiac MRI w/wo contrast and referred me to a specialist in ablations. I had an ablation about 10 years ago, which cured my PAT attacks.Holter monitor results show around 6,000 PVC's a day. They bother me mostly at night because I notice the skipped beats, I become anxious and can't sleep. Now, I'm thinking that they...
  • shellylabelle

    Sudden Tachycardia

    I had an episode of tachycardia after a large dinner on Easter. I panicked and took my verapamil and xanax. It slowly came down to normal. 9 days later, another episode at my daughter's doctor's office. Heart rate was high 140's and bp was 170/117. Took my meds, but took at least an hour for it to come down. My cardio wants to monitor me for two weeks. I am scared to leave the house.
  • shellylabelle

    Sudden Tachycardia

    I have occassional pvcs. Had sudden tachycardia after a large dinner. Took verapamil and xanax. Slowly went back to normal. Heart rate was so fast that I went into a panic.9 days later, sudden tachycdia again. I took my verapamil and xanax again. It took awhile for it to calm down. I am scared to go out. My cardio wants to do a 2 week monitor. Am very scared.