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Palpitations when standing up


Hi all,

I am a 51 year old bloke and had a successful ablation for AV node reentry tachycardia in 1996 but a couple of years ago I started getting long runs of ectopics. In brief I had a loop recorder fitted and a recent failed ablation for atrial tachycardia (couldn’t locate pathway). Since then I often notice my heart starts pounding for a short while when I stand up, feels weird. Not had this before and wondered if anyone else has a similar story. I take 2x100 Flecainide a day to manage all the ectopics (this works quite well). Frustrated!


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Hi James, when we stand up our blood pressure raises and the heart pumps harder in order to get blood up to our brain. This is an awful thing to say (makes us feel old), but do you stand up slowly? If not then like a lot of other forum members you may have to do that in order not to aggravate your heart.

Perhaps have a word with you GP if it continues.


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