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I, in the last couple of weeks, have noticed that my heart

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I, in the last couple of weeks, have noticed that my heart feels like it is skipping beats, and feels like it is getting worse. I am 37 years of age, 5'9'', 290lbs. What is happening to my heart?

Dr. P Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello would you like to chat on this?

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello have you done any cardiac tests before?

Customer:

Yes

Dr. P Jyoti :

have you done any tests like EKG?

Customer:

I plan on going monday or tuesday. I am just trying to get a feel for what they are possibly going to tell me

Dr. P Jyoti :

well, the most likely cause of this is a benign condition called PVC

Dr. P Jyoti :

The skipped heart beat that you experience is called PVC, premature ventricular contractions.

Dr. P Jyoti :

It is a very common symptom and we are all familiar with it, and experience it in sudden moments of fear, surprise, etc.

Customer:

How bad is that?

Dr. P Jyoti :

In general, it is not a cause of worry.

Dr. P Jyoti :

no, its not bad

Dr. P Jyoti :

. It can be related to stress, too much caffeine or exercise, etc.

Customer:

So why is it doing this on a regular basis?

Dr. P Jyoti :

I would recommend that you cut down on caffeine, smoking if you are a smoker, alcohol

Customer:

Stress can cause it?

Dr. P Jyoti :

also try to rest and relax, and in general reduce the amount of stress.

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes thats right, stress is the most common cause

Customer:

I have been have anxiety lately?

Dr. P Jyoti :

Dont obsess about this thing, it wont kill you, its nothing more than what we all feel at times

Customer:

having

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats the most likely cause then

Dr. P Jyoti :

your anxiety is causing these PVC's

Customer:

I cant control my anxiety tho...

Dr. P Jyoti :

but of course a checkup is a must

Dr. P Jyoti :

other forms of cardiac arrhythmia also need to be ruled out

Customer:

Other forms?

Dr. P Jyoti :

the tests to discuss with your doctor are EKG, Halter and Event Monitor

Dr. P Jyoti :

mention these tests

Customer:

What is the worst case scenorio?

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes, like ventricular fibrillation

Customer:

Is that like a heart attack?

Dr. P Jyoti :

worst case is that it could be some arrhythmia for which you will need anti arrhythmic medicines

Dr. P Jyoti :

no, not at all

Dr. P Jyoti :

as i said, worst case is that it could be some arrhythmia for which you will need anti arrhythmic medicines

Dr. P Jyoti :

but that is very very unlikely for you

Dr. P Jyoti :

you are likely to be having PVC's and thats that

Customer:

Between my anxiety, this heart issue, and migraines, I feel as though my body hates me....

Dr. P Jyoti :

all you will need are antianxiety medicines

Dr. P Jyoti :

dont worry about it

Dr. P Jyoti :

try to keep from developing a health anxiety syndrome

Customer:

What is that?

Dr. P Jyoti :

talk to your doctor about anti anxiety medicines

Dr. P Jyoti :

these will help you

Dr. P Jyoti :

health anxiety, like hypochondriac

Dr. P Jyoti :

get yourself checked up so that you are reasurered, and also for safety

Dr. P Jyoti :

take care

Customer:

Oh, yeah, I have never had anxiety before....

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Dr. P Jyoti :

any further questions?

Customer:

No and thank you.

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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