I am 55 years old & have had bad ectopic beats and skipping and jumping (last August and they lasted around 5 or 6 months all day long, every day). They cleared up again and have been ok for 2 months. Just an occasional one now and then. I have had a monitor on for 24 hours and I only had a couple that day and cardiologist reckons they were harmless but cannot say for sure till she sees them as they can have different patterns. ( I believe her). I have an option to go back for 5 day tape at some point.
My husband had a heart attack last week and I was with him for almost an hour in ambulance(as he had to go 50 miles ) before he got to hospital and was treated with stents. The cardiac team were waiting on him.
Problem is I was terrified for the whole hour ,he would arrest and this has had a big impact on me. I am now having ectopics again, all day long, although I feel ok. I don't want to go back to the doctor just now as I need to concentrate on him. Does anyone have any advice to help me through?
I am on propranolol , have been for 20 years as I used to suffer from tachycardia but that's been fine for years.