Premature atrial contractions

Posted by lolly906 @lolly906, Aug 17, 2018

I was now just recently told I have Premature Atrial Contractions, or P.A.C, after being on a holter monitor for 48 hrs. I was told this after my higher then normal calcium score, and was told p.a.c. is benign., but im still worried. I was put on monitor after I felt my heart pounding hard in my left neck area. Im wondering if anyone has any helpful info on this? Im really worried acutally, even cancelled my colonoscopy due to the laxative saying it could cause irregular heartbeat. it seems I can feel my heart skip beats at times or speed up! very scary to me. Im wondering if anyone else has this? I am 58 yrs old and am on lovastatin for high cholesterol thanks

@healthytoday

Does the amount of dairy we consume affect the deposits in the heart?

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@healthytoday The fat in milk or dairy products does affe t your heart Most is cassein or whey After my bypass I went to fat free smell m milk now I do almond milk as its called.

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@be your own advocate ,you know your body better then anyone dont get pigeon holed If a new medici ne hurts you tell Dr .

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@lioness

@healthyday Thank you Retired nurse here

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My comment wasn't intended to cast medical staff in a bad light. I have great respect for the profession. My surgeon who performed my ablation was in depend across the country but took time to listen to me and try to understand my issues. I think the difficulty I've experienced in getting answers has to do with the fact that even now A-fib is not understood all that well

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Well, here I go once again. I think we are all preaching to the choir. I know all my doctors have told me to stay away from groups like this. They all say it's a lot of misinformation. I have had PVC's since I was in High School. I have always been told they are totally benign even when you are in bigemy or trigemy. Which I have had on and off for a number of years. On the other hand, all the doctors I have seen in the last ten years, when I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Afib. They have always told me to document any PAC's and all have told me the same thing. PAC's are dangerous and can lead to Afib, whereas PVC's are totally harmless and one need not be concerned about them. This from Swedish Hospital the first time, way back in 1989 and again several times in Florida ( Florida Heart Institute Bayonet Point ). Likewise my Cardiologist here in North Carolina (Duke Medical ) dismissed my PVC's entirely. He was only concerned about my PAC's. So I guess all my doctors have been quacks, as far as this group seems to be concerned.

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@kenny48

Well, here I go once again. I think we are all preaching to the choir. I know all my doctors have told me to stay away from groups like this. They all say it's a lot of misinformation. I have had PVC's since I was in High School. I have always been told they are totally benign even when you are in bigemy or trigemy. Which I have had on and off for a number of years. On the other hand, all the doctors I have seen in the last ten years, when I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Afib. They have always told me to document any PAC's and all have told me the same thing. PAC's are dangerous and can lead to Afib, whereas PVC's are totally harmless and one need not be concerned about them. This from Swedish Hospital the first time, way back in 1989 and again several times in Florida ( Florida Heart Institute Bayonet Point ). Likewise my Cardiologist here in North Carolina (Duke Medical ) dismissed my PVC's entirely. He was only concerned about my PAC's. So I guess all my doctors have been quacks, as far as this group seems to be concerned.

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Interesting thread, hum, I see this as a big group of people chatting about life experience.

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@kenny48

Well, here I go once again. I think we are all preaching to the choir. I know all my doctors have told me to stay away from groups like this. They all say it's a lot of misinformation. I have had PVC's since I was in High School. I have always been told they are totally benign even when you are in bigemy or trigemy. Which I have had on and off for a number of years. On the other hand, all the doctors I have seen in the last ten years, when I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Afib. They have always told me to document any PAC's and all have told me the same thing. PAC's are dangerous and can lead to Afib, whereas PVC's are totally harmless and one need not be concerned about them. This from Swedish Hospital the first time, way back in 1989 and again several times in Florida ( Florida Heart Institute Bayonet Point ). Likewise my Cardiologist here in North Carolina (Duke Medical ) dismissed my PVC's entirely. He was only concerned about my PAC's. So I guess all my doctors have been quacks, as far as this group seems to be concerned.

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Interesting😄all different opinions of physicians drives you crazy mine told me pacs no big deal lol there ya go

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Has anyone ever experienced there body getting really hot and numbness on the left arm my blood pressure this morning was 191/ 101

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@scarlett0718

Has anyone ever experienced there body getting really hot and numbness on the left arm my blood pressure this morning was 191/ 101

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You need this checked immediately.

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@scarlett0718

Has anyone ever experienced there body getting really hot and numbness on the left arm my blood pressure this morning was 191/ 101

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I agree with scardycat—if you're experiencing these symptoms right now you need to get to emerg or call an ambulance

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@jddart

I agree with scardycat—if you're experiencing these symptoms right now you need to get to emerg or call an ambulance

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I read recently that too much screen time can induce PACs. Anyone want to comment?

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@jddart

I read recently that too much screen time can induce PACs. Anyone want to comment?

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What are the facts that n this did you read it somewhere?

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@scardycat

What are the facts that n this did you read it somewhere?

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There were no details. I was just reading on a website about causes of PACs and one item listed was screen time with no real explanation. So I'm just wondering if anyone else has heard this, because in all the years and volumes of reading I've done on the subject I've never heard this. I guess I should Google it further. Don't remember the website

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@jddart

There were no details. I was just reading on a website about causes of PACs and one item listed was screen time with no real explanation. So I'm just wondering if anyone else has heard this, because in all the years and volumes of reading I've done on the subject I've never heard this. I guess I should Google it further. Don't remember the website

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Thanks! I was just curious I’ve never seen that and couldn’t find anything on google😊

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@jddart

There were no details. I was just reading on a website about causes of PACs and one item listed was screen time with no real explanation. So I'm just wondering if anyone else has heard this, because in all the years and volumes of reading I've done on the subject I've never heard this. I guess I should Google it further. Don't remember the website

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I still have mine😩I’m getting a calcium scan my cardiologist wants to rule out heart disease, I’m scared about it.

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How are you doing?

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