Ectopic heart episodes and GERD, acid indigestion issues
This seems to help at nighttime , especially when the gut seems full, or the hiatus hernia or diaphragm seems to push up into the chest causing these awful Ectopic episodes….or am I just reaching? That’s the feeling I get from the responses from various Cardiologists I’ve seen over the years
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Hello, I decided to also follow this discussion group because of GERD, Hiatus Hernia and a need to belch, also bloating and what I have read could be a Vagus nerve irritation that could be triggering these god awful episodes of flips, flops PVCs PACs whatever…..I have been taking Mylanta at night and it seems to help ……but, frankly, what I’ve read and gone through with these things is something that I can’t get my Cardiologist to put any credence to a connection between the Ectopics and digestion…..
Hi @robbie1956, I merged your two posts into one discussion that appears in both the Digestive Health group and the Heart Rhythm Conditions group. I did this to bring everyone into one discussion so you don't have to monitor two separate discussions. I'd like to invite @astaingegerdm @thankful @abopp2022 @gabrielm @woogie @predictable and others into this discussion.
Robbie, anxiety often causes ectopic beats. Do you think anxiety might also play a role in your situation?
@robbie1956 -There is a connection between ectopic beat, such as PAC and PVC, and digestion, especially indigestion and GERD.
The skipped beats in themselves are not dangerous. However, you can ask your doctor for a HolterMonitor. It will record your heart beats for 24 hours.
@colleenyoung yes, absolutely….the two go together unfortunately….thanks to you as always for replying back.
@astaingegerdm thanks for responding…what I meant to say in my topic was that at night, I take some Mylanta when I go to bed and it seems to help…..I’ve been monitored before for 48 hrs in 2014, the holter recorded 5300 isolated Ectopics for a total of 3.4 %….no PVC burden….the vast majority of the Ectopics were asymptomatic. I may have to have another monitor…thanks so much for responding…..I see my Cardiologist this Wednesday……
@colleenyoung again thanks for your reply….and what I wanted to say, was that before bedtime, I take a 10ml dose of extra strength Mylanta and it seems to quite the PVCs when I lay down, thank God….
Are you lying down after eating…? I have gastro parenesis where my stomach empties very slow.. and I have to sit up to avoid all sorts of problems … including what you describe… eating slowly, small amounts, chewing very well… helps avoid disaster.. Good luck..
My multiple GI issues, reoccurring C-Dif, Gerd, annual ERCP to clean out biliary duct after removal of my gallbladder. The EMI from one of the leads from my defibrillator effects the vagus nerve causing abdominal muscle spasms. It started after a 3 lead defibrillator replaced my two lead.
Thanks for your reply… I usually sit up or walk around after eating or drinking, but I could have a slow emptying of stomach content since I take a 20 mg PPI twice a day…but it seems random, sitting back can start up a troubling episode or walking, or lying down, it’s maddening until these ectopics decide to run their course until next time…they seem to come and go whatever I’m doing…..and my recent GI endoscopy and CT scan of the abdomen and lower area seemed fairly unremarkable….
I just wanted to make sure that you knew that the constant use of PPI’s has shown to make you more susceptible to catching C-diff, and the reoccurrence of C-diff which is quite deadly. I found out the hard way and was surprised just how many Dr’s are not aware of it. The VA doubled my dose just before a reoccurrence that I still haven’t fully recovered from. Google PPI and C-diff and read about yourself. I think you’re going to be amazed at just how serious the connection is. People in our shape seldom survive it.