suffer from PVCS, PACS and sometimes SVT. The PVCS have gotten worse these last three months for some reason but I ignore them for the most part.
Last night I had an episode that scared the crap out of me. We have assigned parking and sometimes there is no extra parking so one of my family members have to park across the street. Last night it happened to be my son and he asked me to pick him up so he didn’t have to walk. As soon as I pulled up to let him in my heart started to flutter and beat very hard and I felt as though I couldn’t breath. The episode lasted for around 10ish seconds. It all happened so fast I’m not sure if I got light headed but I don’t think I did. This episode felt exactly how my PVCS feel even the feeling like I can’t breath only I have never ever had an episode that lasted that long. Normally it’s just one or two at a time.
I do have a loop recorder implanted going on two and a half years now and I rushed home to get the clicker to put a marker in the ECG. I then sent the information over to Medtronic and went to the ER. My EKG was normal, they put me on the monitor for thirty mins and didn’t really see anything abnormal there and took some blood that was mostly normal. They just so happened to have a Medtronic reader that can pull information from people’s pace maker so they decided to use it to pull the info from my loop recorder. They called Medtronic and the tech there said that there was an issue in that no rhythm was captured just my heart rate which is weird and angers me. He said he could see where I marked and went back a tad and saw where my heart rate was 90 and suddenly dropped to 60 for around 10 seconds and then shot back up to 90. I am guessing this is when the episode happened because my heart was not racing it was just fluttering and forceful. The hospital released me, I went home and went to bed. This morning I called my EP’s office and left a message for the assistant that takes care of the loop recorders to call me but he never did and we’ll today is Friday and so I’m really on edge now knowing I won’t be able to speak to someone until Monday and that’s if they even return my call.
I am literally terrified that it’s gonna happen again and that when it does it will kill me or something. I am worried because I have never had something like this happen and I to be honest I’m also a little worried about the increase in frequency of my PVCS lately as well now.
Anyone have a similar event happen? I need to talk to someone because I’m losing my mind.