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

@jddart

For me it wasn't about the caffeine but more the taste. So I don't miss the buzz and decaf has come a long way

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Oh yes me to loved a good Starbucks, but decaf has really improved as you say.

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@lolly906

Karen I was told the atrial was the least concerning because its in lower chambers? Iam confused now. Thank You Keith for all the info, I have been under a lot of stress lately and now this has made me more stressed! It sure helped me with your info! Karen Thank you to!

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Premature atrial contractions are benign. The atrium part of your heart is the UPPER part. Premature ventricular contractions are also usually benign . However, sometimes, they can develop into ventricular tachycardia which can be serious (mostly only if you have structural heart problems). Ventricular refers to the LOWER part of your heart, the ventricles. Atrial fibrillation is a rapid – regularly irregular – arrhythmia that is not life-threatening but can make you feel awful ( or you may not notice it, depending on the person ) but raises the risk fo rstroke. It is NOT the same as PACs . Ventricular fibrillation is a different story and life-threatening – however, it is far less common that atrial fibrillation and associated usually with serious heart disease. Please don't confuse PACs with some kind of serious arrhythmia. They are premature beats of no consequence the vast amount of the time – but they can be frightening. PVCs are also part of a normal heart rhythm – only some people may have more than others.. but occasional PVCs in a normal heart are just part of life.

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@slynnb

Premature atrial contractions are benign. The atrium part of your heart is the UPPER part. Premature ventricular contractions are also usually benign . However, sometimes, they can develop into ventricular tachycardia which can be serious (mostly only if you have structural heart problems). Ventricular refers to the LOWER part of your heart, the ventricles. Atrial fibrillation is a rapid – regularly irregular – arrhythmia that is not life-threatening but can make you feel awful ( or you may not notice it, depending on the person ) but raises the risk fo rstroke. It is NOT the same as PACs . Ventricular fibrillation is a different story and life-threatening – however, it is far less common that atrial fibrillation and associated usually with serious heart disease. Please don't confuse PACs with some kind of serious arrhythmia. They are premature beats of no consequence the vast amount of the time – but they can be frightening. PVCs are also part of a normal heart rhythm – only some people may have more than others.. but occasional PVCs in a normal heart are just part of life.

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Thanks for this informative post. I have the PACs and drive me crazy sometime🥰

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I am currently in Germany and can't find Decaffeinated Tea. I have seen Roobois or South African Red Tea. Has anyone drank this? It's supposed to be both good for your heart, and has no caffeine. Since it is an herb tea, not actually tea, I worry that it could have an interaction with the medication Flecainide that I take daily for Afib. I haven't been able to find any information as to drug interactions for this tea. Does anybody know?

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Hi @kenny48,

As you mentioned, Rooibos tea—also known as red bush tea or African red tea—is an herbal tea made with the leaves of Aspalathus linearis plant.
This plant is native to South Africa and like most teas, contains high levels of polyphenols that are thought to provide an array of health benefits. There are two many types of rooibos tea: red rooibos tea is oxidized and tastes similar to black and oolong tea; green rooibos is unoxidized and tastes more like green tea. Here are two articles I found, about Roobois tea and it’s interaction with medication:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629914000726
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323637.php

I realize you’ve only recently moved to Germany, but it would be best to consult a doctor about this. Would it be possible to order decaf. tea online?

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @kenny48,

As you mentioned, Rooibos tea—also known as red bush tea or African red tea—is an herbal tea made with the leaves of Aspalathus linearis plant.
This plant is native to South Africa and like most teas, contains high levels of polyphenols that are thought to provide an array of health benefits. There are two many types of rooibos tea: red rooibos tea is oxidized and tastes similar to black and oolong tea; green rooibos is unoxidized and tastes more like green tea. Here are two articles I found, about Roobois tea and it’s interaction with medication:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629914000726
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323637.php

I realize you’ve only recently moved to Germany, but it would be best to consult a doctor about this. Would it be possible to order decaf. tea online?

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@kanaazperiera what a great article I love Roobois tea I drink alot of different herbal teas thanks

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