Heart beat

threebeaner
By threebeaner Latest Reply 2012-10-09 01:04:18 -0500
Started 2012-09-28 12:21:37 -0500

Has any one heard of, Rare early heartbeat in the upper and lower part of the heart.


9 replies

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-09-28 22:16:24 -0500 Report

3B,

I think you are referring to Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs) (upper part of heart) and Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) (lower part of heart). They are quite common. I have had PACs for years and had them diagnosed quite thoroughly. PACs are generally benign but PVCs can be more troublesome.

Have uo had them diagnosed via Holter Monitor by your doctor?

HH

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-09-29 06:12:54 -0500 Report

That is what i have, got a copy of the report,been fighting chest pains since march,long story. Can those cause the chest pains,leg weakness and cold sweats, and pain in the right arm like what you have in your left arm as a symptom of heart trouble.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-09-29 21:55:01 -0500 Report

3B,

The PACs generally not unless they evolve into severe Artrial Fibrillation which is more of a stroke risk from blood pooling in the atrium and clotting. But, the ventricles are the main pumping chambers and any disturbance there like PVCs could be serious.

There are so many variations and degrees of severity with these sorts of heart rhythm problems it is hard to say anything with complete certainty. Your doc has all the info and knows you best.

What treatment are you on? Often how you are being treated will tell a lot about the status of your condition and whether others here can offer the benefit of their experience.

HH

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-09-30 08:26:08 -0500 Report

I just found out about this. Other wise statins,bp meds baby aspirin. was on several others but they suspended them to try to get my daily chest pain to go away, did not work. Suffering from leg weakness, chest pains,pain in my right arm like what you have in your left. Cold sweats,tired. Thank you

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-10-01 20:15:09 -0500 Report

3B,

Sounds like you were on the classic "polypill" thereapy for heart disease. It seems counter-intutive that your docs ceased these meds given that your symptoms would normally land you in the ER.

Are you saying your doc is doing NOTHING right now as far as treatment? It is not unheard of to pull all meds to get baseline readings but it is usually done under close observation.

Right now, I am at a loss as to what might be going on. I'd ask your doc what the current treatment plan is.

HH

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-10-02 03:33:26 -0500 Report

I am still on some meds,he keeps adjusting them in order to see what works. It is a waiting game and i am tired of waiting. I see him today and if i do not get a logicial answer i am going to seek a second opinion. Have had a quad cabg, 3 stents and a right internal carotid and a blood clot. To young to keep fighting this as much as i am. Thank you

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-10-02 23:33:43 -0500 Report

3B,

Yeah, all those procedures are testament to failure of your docs to PREVENT! You do not have to live like this!

I also moderate the forum at trackyourplaque.com so I am biased but I would suggest you take a look there. It is a membership site with a cost but there is also a lot of free stuff for the taking.

After reading up there, I would suggest getting an advanced lipoprotein test to determine exactly what is driving your heart disease. There are several on the market but I would recommendthe NMR LipoProfile by LipoScience (it's the one I get). If your doc will not authorize it I would seriously consider finding a doc who will. Once you have a better idea of what is causing your heart disease you will be in a better position to prevent or even reverse it.

HH

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-10-08 19:06:11 -0500 Report

I went in for a heart cath this last friday. Had a blockage that was 50% in january and was a 80%,so i was stented.The cold sweats have gone. That was being on effient and a 325 mg aspirin daily. Should i seek out a lipid specialist. Thank you. Bill

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-10-09 01:04:18 -0500 Report

Bill:

The increasing blockages are due to some root cause. A lipid specialist may be able to help but any doc can order an advanced lipoprotein test. The one I get is the LipoScience "NMR LipoProfile" but there are several others.

The standard lipid panel most docs give are woefully defiicient in identifying what is causing heart disease in most people. Find a doc who wil order the test or just order it yourself (but insurance will not likely cover it if you do).

HH

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