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Offline Stardust2

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Heart zaps??
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:56:56 PM »
Can anyone relate? Every now and then it will feel like my heart has a little zap or something and only when im very anxious. It could be chest wall muscles for all i know.
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Re: Heart zaps??
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 11:25:10 PM »
It's probably pvcs (premature ventricular contractions).  I started having a lot of them last year and went to the ER for it a few times.  I didn't know it before that time but it happens to people who have anxiety sometimes.  And you are right on target because it is the heart muscle causing it so it feels a lot like a muscle spasm.  I've been told they are usually benign and nothing to worry about as far as a medical concern but they are still scary when they happen to me.
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Re: Heart zaps??
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 10:48:44 AM »
Oh my god- this is TOTALLY what I have- I was told they were muscle spasms but the PVC thing is freaking me out. USUALLY benign??? I know I can't google but I'm scared of this.

The zap is the perfect description though- I always said it felt like a sudden pinch, but it really is more of a zap.
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Re: Heart zaps??
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 10:53:33 AM »
I have had them for 8 years now. Anxiety really brings them on. They are normal and harmless in a structurally normal heart. I had echo, ekg and stress test and all was normal. I try to ignore them . They come and go.
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Re: Heart zaps??
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 03:46:59 AM »
I have had many strange sensations coming from my heart, ive had 3 ecg's and a 24 hours holter, skipped beats were picked up and other things which were all no problem and totally anxiety related. I have had skipped beats for couple of years now daily im still here & they dont bother me anymore i tend to ignore them.
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