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hello have you done any cardiac tests before?
have you done any tests like EKG?
I plan on going monday or tuesday. I am just trying to get a feel for what they are possibly going to tell me
well, the most likely cause of this is a benign condition called PVC
The skipped heart beat that you experience is called PVC, premature ventricular contractions.
It is a very common symptom and we are all familiar with it, and experience it in sudden moments of fear, surprise, etc.
How bad is that?
In general, it is not a cause of worry.
no, its not bad
. It can be related to stress, too much caffeine or exercise, etc.
So why is it doing this on a regular basis?
I would recommend that you cut down on caffeine, smoking if you are a smoker, alcohol
Stress can cause it?
also try to rest and relax, and in general reduce the amount of stress.
yes thats right, stress is the most common cause
I have been have anxiety lately?
Dont obsess about this thing, it wont kill you, its nothing more than what we all feel at times
thats the most likely cause then
your anxiety is causing these PVC's
I cant control my anxiety tho...
but of course a checkup is a must
other forms of cardiac arrhythmia also need to be ruled out
the tests to discuss with your doctor are EKG, Halter and Event Monitor
mention these tests
What is the worst case scenorio?
yes, like ventricular fibrillation
Is that like a heart attack?
worst case is that it could be some arrhythmia for which you will need anti arrhythmic medicines
no, not at all
as i said, worst case is that it could be some arrhythmia for which you will need anti arrhythmic medicines
but that is very very unlikely for you
you are likely to be having PVC's and thats that
Between my anxiety, this heart issue, and migraines, I feel as though my body hates me....
all you will need are antianxiety medicines
dont worry about it
try to keep from developing a health anxiety syndrome
What is that?
talk to your doctor about anti anxiety medicines
these will help you
health anxiety, like hypochondriac
get yourself checked up so that you are reasurered, and also for safety
Oh, yeah, I have never had anxiety before....
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any further questions?
No and thank you.
glad to help
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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