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@kanaazpereira

Welcome to Connect, @jddart.

You may notice that I moved your discussion to this conversation taking place about premature atrial contractions (PAC) as I thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to the many members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you click on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification, you will see the whole discussion and can join in, meet, and participate with other members talking about their or their loved ones' experiences.

Any symptoms related to the heart can be quite worrisome; here's some information about PACs: https://www.healthline.com/health/atrial-premature-complexes I'm also tagging Mentors @predictable @hopeful33250 to bring them into this discussion and share their thoughts.
@jddart, I'm a bit surprised that your family doctor cannot refer you to a cardiologist; would you be able to consult one without her referral?

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I'm somewhat surprised as well, since I was due to have followup after my ablation. In fact, she seemed somewhat offended when I point blank asked to be referred to a cardiologist. I've had this conversation with her about three times, always with the same result. In the final conversation I said, "is there someone I can speak to who can finish my cardiac followup and sort out what's going on here?" and she said, "That would be me." In the Canadian system you cannot simply make an appointment with a specialist. Even if I went to the ER or a walk-in clinic, they would refer me back to her, so I seem to be stuck. I did get her to prescribe a Holtor monitor for a couple of days; the results of that test were seen by a cardiologist, but, of course, while I had the monitor on, nothing happened. So this is why I'm posting here. My only hope is that I can convince her to prescribe the monitor again, that what I'm experiencing will be recorded, and the cardiologist will see it.

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