I am 63 and have suffered this terrible condition for 47 years, climaxing with 23,000 recorded ectopics in a single day. I am absolutely sure from my own experience that there is a relationship between my stomach and my cardiac rhythm. When I eat my heart rate rockets but my wife's does not. When my stomach is empty my ectopics increase severely. When I eat something I get short term easing. But after trying all of the available solutions such as medicines and a failed attempt at catheter ablation (failed because the ectopics stopped before they got the wire in) there is one thing I can do that gives me considerable relief. When they are bad I take a dose of an antacid called Gaviscon. Within half an hour the symptoms ease and I can go to bed with my heart in perfect normal rhythm. This lends itself to my belief that heart rhythm is linked to the Vagus nerve which feeds the heart and stomach. This Gaviscon claims to create a raft which floats on the stomach contents and to my mind would be closer to calming the vagus nerve. Fellow sufferers should try it and see if this helps them too or is just confined to me. In the last few weeks it has worked every time. And please, if it does help let us all know. Wouldn't it be great if this could promote a new field of research?
Regards Cliff in Western Australia.