Hello folks. I had catheter ablation for SVT last year (which so far has been a complete success!) but I am plagued with ectopic heartbeats. I have them all day everyday. My cardiologist says they're nothing to worry about and that suits me fine. I just liken them to feeling like internal hiccoughs and understand that I will have to just live with them.
However, I was curious to know if any of you have found a way to decrease your ectopics through diet or perhaps you've found a supplement that helps. I have very reluctantly given up caffeine but I find other things can really aggravate them, like bananas, certain brands of toothpaste (go figure??!!), alcohol or spicy food for example. So why would these things aggravate my heart? Do any of you have any tips or steps you take to help yourself. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
I should add that I don't take any medication like beta-blockers. My heart-rate goes so slow when I sleep that my cardiologist refused to let me take them, he said I might die if I did. Eek! I also go running so I'm pretty healthy and active. And I can't give up the wine just yet; giving up tea, coffee and chocolate was bad enough I just couldn't face life without one of my favourite things! I look forward to your thoughts.