What do the following holter test result and stress test result indicate?
Hi I suffer from Pacs and rare unifocal Pvcs. On my 48 hour holter I registered 400 PACS and 15 pvcs. I had a stress test done where I reached 90 percent of my XXXXXXX heart rate and doctor said it was normal. My echo showed a structurally normal heart with some trace regurgitation which he also said was normal. My cardiologist says my etopic beats are completely benign and caused by my anxiety. I do suffer from anxiety so I have begun CBT therapy for the past month. I have also had some stress in my life and have 3 small children. I do not use caffeine or alcohol and I do not smoke. I am otherwise healthy. I had blood work done 2 months ago and everything was good. These etopics scare me because sometimes they feel awful. I feel them before bed or in the morning when I wake up. my heart beat will feel like it is all over the place. Fast and slow. I have one thing that is really concerning me it's my heart rate sometimes goes into the low 50 s when I'm sitting watching television. My cardiologist says this is normal. I'm worried is that normal?
Perfectly normal holter results;controlling stress is crucial.
Once again i would like to say:
1. As per your Holter results, they are perfectly normal.
2. There is nothing to get scared with your ectopics as they are within normal range too.
3. As long as you are healthy, and blood works and other check ups were fine, then, you should not be worried about.
4. Stress is possible factor for having such changes; you can try to control it.
If you cannot succeed alone, then, I advise to take some vacations with your family. Professional help is also advised (e.g. psychotherapy). You'll see that all your actual heart problems won't be notable then.
All the best!
Following answer to your query...
Heart rate is a variable parameters and it depends on anxiety levels, adrenaline release, acid reflux etc. This is why some days it's worse than other days.
A heart rate as low as 50 is safe, as long as you have an average heart rate of 71 bpm and no pauses were observed during 48 hours holter monitoring.
Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Normal heart rate variations,have a nice vacation.
Hi back XXXXXXX
It is normal to have such oscillations in heart rates as represented during your Holter monitoring. There are no sign for heart disease but only normal variations of heart rate.
I advise to continue with cbt therapy and enjoy your vacations heart-safely.
Have a nice vacation!