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Are ectopic beats in this case dangerous ?

My doctor explained to me today that I'm having different types of irrythemias and he is not sure which is causing me these complains , but his major concern was about a recorded group of 5 & 8 ectopic beats in my holter monitor 10 months ago , and he called that VT if I got it right

I used to have ectopic beats long time back after my valve replacement in 2000 but recently increased

My question is : does that mean it may happen again once it is recorded so I need to take action ! Even my recent few holter monitor reports never showed similar situation , not more that 3 ectopic together

My doctor recommend to continue on sotalol right now for a month and hope ectopic beats may decrease , and meet my EP again to discuss action needed since he doesn't prefer to continue on medication for a long term , he recommend a pacemaker and not ablation in this case

I had ablation last month to treat PAF and it is fine till now but I had also SVT as a controlled partially by sotalol

Is it save to exercise in my case ? I feel always tired and avoiding any unnecessary effort , I became lazy and not happy of that at all

Appreciate any feedback in the above


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hi when my doctors thought i had vt they where going to but a icd in my body i think vt is quite a dangerousn


My doctor mentioned something similar to icd , that record is ten months back , recent holter reports doesn't show any more than 3-4 ectopic beats together, and my Ecco looks good also the stress test

Don't know what is normal what is not , but my GP said nothing can be done now more than sotalol and warfarin and keep monitoring

I don't feel stable but my records are showing normal ectopic beats along with short SVT


I'm having sudden bomb from time to time in my chess with pain and hot in my left shoulder , my BP 135/95 pulse 52

Lot of ectopic beats since two days

My EP doctor blaming my anxiety since when I'm reaching ER nothing more than few ectopic beats there , then send me home

Don't know what to do anymore


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