How's it going. I'm a 29-year-old male that's been experiencing heart palpitations. I'm currently waiting to see a cardiologist next week but I want to know if anyone experiences episodes that are similar to mine.
I often get an ectopic heart beat or flutter, that causes my heart to increase in rate. The regulatory of the rhythm is normal, however the rate can go as high as 150Bpm. I've had palpitations in the past, but never at this severity.
Every time I've been to A&E the ECG has shown no irregularities, other than sinus tachycardia. I think I may be suffering from supra ventricular tachycardia, but until I get a diagnosis of the cardiologist I'm just stuck worrying.
There was one episode in the early hours of the morning, that caused me to ring 999. I was sitting at my computer desk when I had an ectopic beat (flutter sensation) I said to my Freind online I was going to head to bed. My heart started racing after the ectopic beat but proceeded to have another ectopic beat walking up the stairs, I woke up girlfriend up telling her "My heart! My heart is beating really fast! And really hard!" She rang 999 and they advised me to go to A&E. I went to A&E and they took me round to a bed where I was hooked up to an ECG. My heart rate fluctuated between 120/130bpm for over an hour and a half. When the Doctor came round after an hour he said my heart was fine and in sinus rhythm. He didn't really have much of an explanation for the tachycardia, other than I may be having a panic attack or prone to anxiety.
This has happened twice in February and one in march where I've had to go to A&E and one time where the paramedics came out. I've been having minor episodes in April but can't wait to see the cardiologist in early May.
Please let me know if anyone has experienced similar symptoms. I also get very cold and begin to shake when it happens. Not to mention my hands and feet are cold all the time, compared to the past when I'd always be warm/hot.