Weird fluttering feeling

Hey! Hope everyone is ok during this pandemic! 

I got a question. The last couple of months I’ve been getting a wired fluttering feeling in my chest and when I check my pulse it’s 140 beats /min sometimes higher and then it goes straight back to 70 beats/min again. 

Has anyone else experienced this? 


Sounds as though you're having brief episodes of a tachyarrhythmia

by crustyg - 2020-04-14 06:56:55

It's not uncommon (in paced and un-paced patients).  Quite a few of us are prone to episodes of some form of fast, abnormal heart rhythm.

If you are remotely monitored it might be worth calling your EP team to ask if these episodes are being logged by your PM.

If not, then I suggest you start keeping a notebook and logging date/time/duration, and if you're having a lot (1-2 per week, depending on how long they last) call your EP doc for a consultation.

I can't see much in your profile other than PM and implant date: if you know you are prone to ventricular tachycardias then hurry up and call, as this may not be trivial (but I would expect a much higher rate than you describe).

Don't ignore these at this stage until your EP team has explained what may be going on and whether it's serious or just an irritating few moments (which, sad to say, get worse the more you worry about them!).  Your other posts suggest a fair degree of anxiety which can't be pleasant, but may reduce if you have a name and explanation for what you are feeling.

Best wishes.


by AgentX86 - 2020-04-14 13:14:16

It sounds like Afib or Aflutter. Neither are life threatening, by themselves but if untreated the side effects of both may be stroke and/or cardiomyopathy. It's important to get this checked out ASAP.

Not that it really matters much to you but if the heartbeat is regular, it's probably Aflutter. If it's irregular then it's almost certainly Afib (though my flutter was irregular).

I've been having the same

by JaeJae - 2020-04-19 09:07:23

I've been having the same. I rung and spoke with the hospital here a d they said it's not something to be overly worried about and they will check it next visit and maybe trial some different settings  

Flutter & Discomfort

by Skeetman - 2020-05-26 13:29:53

Had the same thing last night.  Waiting for delivery of auto monitor from Medtronic. New to PM and this WEB site.

You know you're wired when...

You have a high-tech ticker.

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