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kingsnorth
kingsnorth
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Many years ago l was diagnosed with ectopic heart beats they always caught me out but more recently they are more like a thud in my upper chest they can happen at any time and can hurt at times. I was told over 10 years by a cardiologist that l could have medication that would help but he left it to me decide so l never bothered as on other meds for unrelated conditions. Does anybody have this thud. I’m 68.

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Lauriem4

Yes ive had this before its horrible feeling had a holter and it was a pvc

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kingsnorth
kingsnorth
in reply to Lauriem4

What’s PVC Laurie

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Lauriem4
Lauriem4
in reply to kingsnorth

An ectopic beat a premature ventricular contraction it stands for x

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kingsnorth
kingsnorth
in reply to Lauriem4

Do you need medication x

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Lauriem4
Lauriem4
in reply to kingsnorth

I just take low dose beta blocker x

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Goalnsr

Yes I had them all the time. At first they were very infrequent but grew more frequent and forceful over a few years until they were so bothersome I sought a cardiologist’s advice. The thudding was so powerful my chest would visibly pound. I had left ventricular ectopics and underwent a catheter ablation that reduced them by about 80-90%. Best decision ever made! Although I tried medication for 6 months, it did not help me. I know ablations for ectopics are considered rare but I was already having an EP study so I gave them permission to ablate if they could safely do so. I know just how disconcerting that THUD is!

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kingsnorth
kingsnorth
in reply to Goalnsr

Thank you for replying l think l probably need to go back and see a cardiologist. It worries me because when it happens it hursts now. I don’t get breathless but l do get scared if I’m in the swimming pool and it happens.

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seasider18

I had two really big ones that knocked me off my feet.

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kingsnorth

Oh my goodness that is scary. Do your ectopics hurt and are you on medication

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seasider18

I'm in permanent AF and the ectopics are only occasional or is it just difficult to distinguish between them ? The big one I was getting ready for bed and it threw me forward on to the bed and it broke one of the castors off.

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kingsnorth

I definitely need to see a cardiologist again mine hurts when they thud. Thanks for your reply

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Palpman

My palps are so severe that they are painful. This makes me pretty much housebound.

I have been to A&E 3 times and spent 18 days in total as an in patient undergoing numerous tests that came to null. Last discharge paper states "possible ablation candidate". Heard nothing for 7 weeks now.

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kingsnorth

I hope they manage to sort it out for you it’s all pretty scary stuff

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