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Concern about premature ventricular contraction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Average Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I am f, 49
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   non smoker
Doctor :   Ok
User :   lots of pvcs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   did you not get the question I posted?
Doctor :   Pvcs, you mean Premature contractions right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but did you get the question about the atrial septal aneurysm
Doctor :   No, I have not
User :   ok
User :   I have had several echos over several years and have been diagnosed with this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the drs dont seemed to be concerned with this, but when I read on the internet it tells a different story
User :   it says I am at risk for strokes
User :   and that mvp and svt go along with this and I have both
User :   I just want a dr to talk to me and take this matter seriously and tell me about it
User :   I have to read everything on the internet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I can help you with it
User :   ok
Doctor :   PVCs are seen relatively commonly
User :   I am so frightened
Doctor :   even in healthy individuals
User :   yes, I know all about them
User :   I have had them most of my life
User :   recently I wore a holter monitor and it had three beats together at 231bpm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and one pause at 2.1 second
Doctor :   Ok
User :   306 skipped beats
User :   I am afraid of ventricular tachycardia
User :   I feel the three extra beats and sometimes more, and they showed up on the holter
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but the dr tried to tell me that it probably was an electrode loose
User :   but it never came loose plus I felt them and noted them on the diary
Doctor :   Yes, such mechanical disturbances
Doctor :   are quite often observed
User :   and now the aneurysm thing
Doctor :   in electrophysiological tests
User :   but I felt them and it showed up
User :   everytime I felt them I noted them and they showed up in rows of three beats
User :   six different times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consider
Doctor :   taking our cardiologist's opinion
Doctor :   in your case
Doctor :   He shall be able to help you better
User :   how do I do that
Doctor :   I shall provide you the link for the same
User :   ok
Doctor :   www
Doctor :   You can consult him by mail or phone
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no, but thanks anyway
User :   Have a nice day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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