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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2014, 08:36:48 PM »
Well cardio problems are my biggest fear, so I've spent a lot of time talking to doctors, cardiologists, and people who have experienced problems with their hearts. Much like you do really. I find that the more I know about it, the better I feel.
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2014, 08:39:44 PM »
Problems with my heart is my biggest fear, too.  Do you get palpitations, as well?  It's such a scary feeling.

I'm making a point to learn all I can so I can help to stay calmer and deal with them in a less anxious way. 
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2014, 08:41:19 PM »
Oh yeah, I pretty much have them constantly these days. I started to notice them when standing up, or when eating, which was obviously a worry. An ECG and a Stress test later, my mind was very much at ease, but still they persist :P
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2014, 08:50:04 PM »
I've had them on and off for years but just recently I've noticed them much more.  I also feel many times as if one will start but it never does.  That's an unsettling feeling, too.

I just wore a Holter monitor for 24 hours this week and then I go on 6/2 for a stress echo test.  I'll get the results from my cardiologist about a week after that.  I'm hoping that will help to put my mind at ease.    He said I have PVC's and it's nothing to worry about.  I only feel one or two a day at the most, but he heard two of them when I was there that I didn't even feel.  So I wonder how many I am actually having. 

He also mentioned that he could give me some medicine that would help to reduce them but not stop them.  I'm holding off on that.
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »
Atleast you got told what yours might be. All I ever got was a 'your heart is fine' by about six different people! I'm very low risk for heart problems anyway though, and I don't think anybody really expected I had them. My doctor said that palpitations are harmless in just about all cases :)
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2014, 08:55:24 PM »
That's good news for you.  I guess it's just something you live with.

I won't keep bothering you with things but if you have any books or articles that you can suggest to help me better understand the palpitations, I would love to read them.  So far I've just been looking around online. 

Thanks again for your responses and help. :)
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2014, 09:02:18 PM »
Medicinenet is a pretty good website for information: http://www.medicinenet.com/palpitations_overview/article.htm#what_are_palpitations

Most of my information comes from people I have spoken with in various hospital and doctor visits, and through chance meetings in life. :P
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Re: heart keeps stopping
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2014, 09:05:03 PM »
Thank you.  I appreciate it.
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