Arrhythmia flare ups


I was just wondering if any of you go for a couple of months with no arrythmia/pvc activity, to then have a period of weeks or a month or two where it is really bad?

I'm sure my 'phases' are not just set off by stress, they are awful when they happen and every other minute I have an arrythmia. It can then go a few weeks or months with nothing.

In fact, before my rather long spell from about May - now, I didn't have a period of severe palpitations (taking my breath away) for two years!!

I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this phased rush of irregular activity, or whether it's just me.

I'm waiting for my echo results but have scared myself by reading about hot phases with avrc. I pretty much have all of the symptoms.


5 Replies

  • Yes I do and they are not necessarily related to anything. Have SVT , Ectopics and leaking pulmonary valve According to my last 7 day monitor these are all benign but could worsen, necessitating an ablation.


  • I also have phases of SVT that are much worse than others, although sometimesI think I can relate it to stress or being tired other times it just seems to be down to chance. Pretty sure it is fairly normal!

  • Yes, usually it is normal above age fifty or after coffein.

  • Sure do...I'm in a quiet stretch now but can flare up for no reason at all ( at least that I'm aware of). I once went almost 10 years with only occasional PAC/PVC after my first "attack" that lasted 3-4 months. Then it started again and I was having anywhere from 3-10 in a minute. Very upsetting after a long quiet stretch isn't it?

  • Thanks all. It is interesting to read your experiences. It is encouraging that this isn't just me. Had another bad spell of flutters last night after eating very mature cheddar :( I wish you all good health x

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