Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group

Welcome to the Heart Rhythm Conditions group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
Did you know that the average heart beats 100,000 times a day? Millions of people live with heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) which occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heartbeats don’t work properly. Let’s connect with each other; we can share stories and learn about coping with the challenges, and living well with abnormal heart rhythms. I invite you to follow the group. Simply click the +FOLLOW icon on the group landing page.

I’m Kanaaz (@kanaazpereira), and I’m the moderator of this group. When you post to this group, chances are you’ll also be greeted by volunteer patient Mentors and fellow members. Learn more about Moderators and Mentors on Connect.

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Hi. I am Barbara. Happy to have found your site. It has helped me to understand what is going on with me. I started having PVC’s 2 years ago following radiation for breast cancer. It has accelerated the last 8 mos. I am an RN but found there is not much info out there. And, providers have not enlightened me much! I was taken off beta blockers and put on ARD’s which make me feel worse. I am now in the process of getting a second opinion and wearing a holster monitor for a month. I have not had to go to the ER since mid January. I do not view myself as a stressed person but I do have autoimmune issues. Thank you for this group. I am understanding more.

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I wish I had profound answers for a reply, but I don’t. I just went off a 30 day event monitor which also picked up some a fib. I will reiterate by saying I have had pvc’s for so many years & different medications. The advice I recently got from my cardiologist was try to relax, easier said then done, take up yoga & meditation. The pvc’s can become very consuming at times. However, I find this site to be very comforting to know many of us have similar issues.

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Hi, I am Karen. I think I have posted here before. I am 68 with a-fib diagnosed four years ago and now have PVCs which are becoming very uncomfortable, causing shortness of breath and dizziness. Have had monitor for two weeks now and will be getting results in a couple of weeks.

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O started having atrial fibrillation after spending many nights in the hosp. For gout. Could there be a connection?

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@anniegk

I have had irregular heartbeat on and off since i was in my late 20's. Iam now in my 70's and they have become much worse. I have had several 24 hour halter monitors. So far i have been told i have SVT, premature heartbeats etc. My last 24 hour monitor showed 500 events. The doctor just blew it off. I sometimes find that a walk stops the irregularity. I take propanolol for it.

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I'm curious. Do you have a dysautonomia? Curious about the adrenaline rushes. Do you have a connective tissue disease?

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I am going to my health food store to ask them. I am presently taking magnesium chelate. I heard magnesium chloride is better

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My friend’s homeopathic doctor suggests that magnesium oil (magnesium chloride) foot baths raise magnesium levels at the cellular level and is therefore best for arrhythmia, whereas magnesium citrate (Natural Calm, a powder mixed with water) is for digestion. I do foot baths and also take Natural Calm. I have also read that magnesium chelate tablets are supposedly easier on the digestion. Not positive if all of this works but worth a try.

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@anniegk

I have had irregular heartbeat on and off since i was in my late 20's. Iam now in my 70's and they have become much worse. I have had several 24 hour halter monitors. So far i have been told i have SVT, premature heartbeats etc. My last 24 hour monitor showed 500 events. The doctor just blew it off. I sometimes find that a walk stops the irregularity. I take propanolol for it.

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No I don’t have connective tissue disease. Adrenalin seems to go with the increased heart rate and stress though!

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It’s amazing when I read how so many have the same symptoms nation wide, but for some reason the medical field with all of the technology out there doesn’t have any answers.
You would think with ECG, Holters, Echo, Stress Test, on and on would give the doctors direction on how to treat our symptoms. I have done all of the above test numerous times, just to be told nothing abnormal and my heart is healthy.
My cardiologist did do an angioplasty in 2016. He told my husband he didn’t expect to find anything. I had 80% blockage in two arteries. He did inset 2 stents. But it didn’t take care of the episodes and blacking out at times. I don’t want anything to be wrong, I just want answers.
Maybe if several doctors experienced the symptoms and frustration that goes with it, we might be taken more serious. It doesn’t help when we are basically brushed off time and time again.

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Exactly! I couldn’t agree more.

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@mommabyrd

It’s amazing when I read how so many have the same symptoms nation wide, but for some reason the medical field with all of the technology out there doesn’t have any answers.
You would think with ECG, Holters, Echo, Stress Test, on and on would give the doctors direction on how to treat our symptoms. I have done all of the above test numerous times, just to be told nothing abnormal and my heart is healthy.
My cardiologist did do an angioplasty in 2016. He told my husband he didn’t expect to find anything. I had 80% blockage in two arteries. He did inset 2 stents. But it didn’t take care of the episodes and blacking out at times. I don’t want anything to be wrong, I just want answers.
Maybe if several doctors experienced the symptoms and frustration that goes with it, we might be taken more serious. It doesn’t help when we are basically brushed off time and time again.

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Well said.
Thankyou

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Hi, I'm Jackie ,61 from Vt.
Just started Eiquis, 2 months, and very unsettled about continuing.
Afib, 3 times with cardio version in the past 8 yrs, nothing in the past 3.
I had a pulmonary embolism 8 yrs.ago, none since.
I take Atenelol,Norvasc, Prevasatin
Multi- vitamin, Co Q10. and .magnesium.
Before Eliquis I was taking daily aspirin and fish oil. I find I would bleed more before the Eliquis .
I've given this pill a 2 .month try and I really dislike it. Just not myself ,haven't changed my eating habits but have 7 new pounds that won't budge, when u r 5'2 that makes a difference.
Feel my cardiologist (new) is more a pill pusher. Returning to have heart moniter to check on afib.
I truly believe if my aspirin dose was higher and back on fish oil I'd be ok.

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Hi I am Chris. I have a hiatal hernia, and when the stomach comes into the throat, my heart goes crazy. working with a cardiologist now, echo, lipid bloodwork, etc. But I would like to know if anyone else has the hernia with the palpitations.. Thnks

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