Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
Putting aside my previous problems post pacemaker surgery which now seem to be mostly solved, I've a question concerning Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs).
My Electrocardiologist informs me that despite getting PVCs (which at times can be quite severe) they should not be cause for concern unless they become regular. His definition of regular being more than 100 of them per DAY. He stated that most people, even those without a pacemaker or heart problems, will have PVCs and not realise because they are so mild.
At the moment I get maybe two per week, the worst of which has me feeling as though I will faint. My surgeon assures me that this will not happen and gave me a detailed explanation of what's occuring during a PVC event which went some way to reassuring me that everything is aok.
I have Mobitz Type II heart block (hence the pacemaker surgery) and my medication is 2.5mg Bisoprolol which was prescribed when they discovered the PVCs. I was getting regular but very mild PVCs before taking the Bisop but now they are less regular but much more obvious and debilitating when they do occur.
Anyone here had a similar experience?
You know you're wired when...
Your signature looks like an EKG.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.