Premature atrial contractions symptoms

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Avatar m tn There are occasional premature atrial contractions. There is a single episode of what appears to be a nonsustained atrial tachycardia with a rate of about 100 beats per minute which was somewhat irregular lasting less than 2 seconds. it spontaneously terminated to a regular sinus rhythm. There is a second episode of tachycardia with a rate of 165 to 170 bpm where there is excessive motion artifact. Atrial activity is not clear.
Avatar n tn tired, fatigue, light headed, chest pain, and black out for 4 seconds. Went to heart physicians the summary was Ectopic Atrial Rhythm, Premature Atrial Contractions. Mediacl records also said unconfirmed analysis. I did my research on the stated above and usually says no symptoms beside feeling the flutter and skips of the heart. Why do I have these sypmtoms? I am 25. Female.
Avatar f tn There are a variety of reasons for the symptoms you are experiencing including premature atrial or ventricular contractions or an SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) which includes a number of different types (atrial flutter, atiral fibrillation, AVNRT, atrial tachycardia, junctional tachycardia). The first step is to identify what is going on which is often done initially by a standard 12-lead EKG and possibly a holter monitor.
Avatar n tn PACs or premature atrial contractions are extra beats, premature beats, originating from the upper chambers of your heart. Everyone one has them sometimes at varying frequencies and a minority of people have symptoms with them. Some people are very symptomatic. PACs are not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Unless they are very frequent and the anesthesiologist is worried about them, they should not affect your surgery.
Avatar f tn Yes if you were to put a Holter on most people, you would find that they would have premature beats of some kind, most likely ventricular ones. Most people do not notice them though, although some do. They are generally considered benign, although 6 or more premature beats a minute is considered pathological but not necessarily dangerous. As a person ages, they are more likely to have PVC's (premature ventricular contractions).
Avatar m tn These are most often categorized as premature atrial or ventricular contractions. Unfortunately, there is not one cure-all for these contractions. If you are looking for a remedy, try keeping a diary of what you eat and when you feel the symptoms. Maybe you can link types of food that cause them. Good luck!
Avatar m tn Premature atrial contractions (PACs), also known as atrial premature complexes (APC) or atrial premature beats (APB), are a common cardiac arrhythmia characterized by premature heartbeats originating in the atria. While the sinoatrial node typically regulates the heartbeat during normal sinus rhythm, PACs occur when another region of the atria depolarizes before the sinoatrial node and thus triggers a premature heartbeat.
Avatar f tn These can come from the atrium - pacs or premature atrial contractions, or from the ventricals - known as pvcs or premature ventricular contractions. The beat from here comes fractionally earlier than the ones from the hearts usual pacemaker cells, and as such the heart fills with a little extra blood which needs a slightly bigger heartbeat to push it through. This is the thump or flip-flop sensation that people feel as a palpitation.
Avatar n tn Premature beat are of two types-atrial and ventricular. Premature atrial contractions are a type of premature heart beat which start in the upper two chambers of the heart, also called atria. These aren't as serious as a Premature Ventricular Contraction and usually require no medical care. Ventricular premature beats are extra beats that cause an irregularity or abnormality in the usual rhythm of the heart. These extra beats are known as a premature ventricular complexes.
Avatar n tn VE also know as pvcs premature ventricular contractions and SVE also known as pacs premature atrial contractions.
Avatar m tn almost like a trick question i think. If you are having premature atrial contractions its almost like what came first the chicken or the personal feeling is that it would be possible if combined with a fib and it is slipping in between the episodes....thats my best guess...are you and your colleague sitting in a "rig" right now? I personally think the best person that really is into the total mechanics of the heart to answer this one is Itood....are you reading this Itdood?
1282416 tn?1271439654 The abnormal heart rhythms that can arise due to magnesium deficiency include premature atrial contractions (PAC), premature ventricular contractions (PVC), multifocal atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, fibrillation, and Torsade de Pointes. Though many reports suggest taking calcium to magnesium in a 2:1 ratio, several researchers now support a 1:1 calcium to magnesium ratio for improved bone support and reduced risk of disease.
Avatar n tn Is it possible your daughter has premature atrial contractions and not atrial fibrillation? I am not a doctor but I have not heard of afib described that way and atrial contractions are not a danger where afib could be due to possible blood clots. Does your daughter have an unusually high heart rate keeping in mind children's heart rates tend to be more elevated than adults. An average heart rate for a baby in their first year can be anywhere between 100-160 from what I have read.
Avatar f tn I have to go to the Doctor's on Tuesday.