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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello, I have been having pac's and pvc's alot lately. I just had a 24 hr monitor and it scares me when these happen
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   My ekg was normal and I have had lots of bloodwork, stress test etc...
User :   I am 42 and I have hbp which is controlled by cardizem cd 180 1 daily, toprolxl 25mg 1 daily
User :   Sometimes they take my breath away in my chest and lately i have been getting more since i was 38 yrs old
Doctor :   sny tests to check the thyroid gland done ?
User :   yes. normal
Doctor :   any X rays done ?
User :   could it be hormone related? I get cold sweats and nausea
User :   had a chest x-ray last week. normal
Doctor :   there could be many reasons for PACs and PVCs
User :   my doc put me on toprol not for heart but for anxiety. I used to get tachy. she said it will slow it down and lesson physical symptoms but i am so calm the last 2-3 days and they have returned.
Doctor :   but the exact cause could be cardiac innervation issues, medications etc
User :   are they dangerous and can someone who never had skipped beats before just all of a sudden start getting them?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   they are not that dangerous as they can be corrected '
User :   what does cardiac innervation mean and meds? shouldn't these meds help me? they are dangerous?
Doctor :   cardiac nerves and nerve plexuses could have abnormal coonections
User :   I get scared to do any activity that could be vigorous in fear i could end up in a cardiac emergency
Doctor :   these can be detected by EPI study and then be treared
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   have u been seen by a cardiologist ?
User :   this can just happen as a normal part of aging?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it can be
User :   yes. I see a cardiologist and internist
User :   I had hbp during all of my 3 pregnancies and started seeing one with my 2nd
Doctor :   what was the cardiologists inferance ?
User :   will I be able to print your summary and advice?
Doctor :   yes
User :   she said not to worry and my heart is fine.
Doctor :   you can copy it in a word format and then print it out
Doctor :   ok
User :   like I said, I could be calm and my pulse is 68 and then I feel blips in my chest
Doctor :   that is ok
Doctor :   this could be due to anxiety too
Doctor :   or it could be due to pani attacks
Doctor :   panic attacks i mean
User :   my biggest concern is can these turn into something worse? I had a dad that dropped dead of an mi at 62. I know I do suffer from panic but I am not alway's anxious then it happens then i react
Doctor :   heart attacks and MI are due to vascular obstruction in the cardaic arteries
Doctor :   the presentation is not that way in your case
Doctor :   and you need not be worried bout such serious issues as of now
User :   my lipid profile was okay chol -152- but trig- 204. I do need to lose some weight. I am 5"6 and 190
Doctor :   ok
User :   I also am a occ smoker. I have 2 boys with autism and one 12 yr old daughter that is a pain
Doctor :   having kids that do not listen could be very tough
Doctor :   and that could be a cause of your issues
Doctor :   i hope u have understood my advice
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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