• over 1 year ago

    Fluttering heart

    I have been having fluttering of my heart for the last 9months. I had 2 stress tests done with the result of PVC. The cardiologist says there is nothing physically wrong with your heart. You only have condition whatever you have skipped heartbeats causing the fluttering. It should only lasts a few seconds. But sometimes it feels like I am about to pass out. Sometimes my heart is pounding so hard I think I am about to die. Sometimes lasts for more than 2 minutes. He then says maybe it’s something else going on. Maybe you need to get a breast reduction. Heart disease runs in my family. I did not appreciate his comments.


  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Fluttering heart


    "I have been having fluttering of my heart for the last 9 months. I had 2 stress tests done with the result of PVC.

    As applicable, the most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in many ♥-healthy individuals), described that the heart is flip-flopping, FLUTTERING, jumping, pausing or stopping briefly (though it's actually not doing that), pounding, SKIPPING, thumping, or strong, hard, or forceful beats being felt in the chest, neck, throat, has various causes (cardiac and non-cardiac) or triggers.

    PVCs are typically harmless (benign), be it isolated (single), couplets (2-in-row), triplets (3-in-a-row) or salvos (short bursts of 3 or more in-a-row), bigeminy (occurring every other beat), trigeminy (occurring every third beat), quadrigeminy (occurring every fourth beat), etc., etc.

    Sometimes, certain cardiovascular/anti-arrhythmic meds can help control/suppress palpitations, and some individuals have reported, on various message boards and forums, that taking a magnesium supplement has helped either to lessen the severity and frequency of palpitaions and in some cases, eliminate the palpitations completely.

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