Frequent premature ventricular contractions

Hi,

I have a dual chamber pacemaker insitu for 2:1 AV block. Recently I've been having palpitations and monitoring shows sinus rhythm with frequent premature ventricular contractions. Does anyone else have experience of this?

I'm already taking Bisoprolol 5mg and Lisinopril 2.5mg daily. 

Many thanks 😊 


2 Comments

Yep!

by AgentX86 - 2022-10-21 23:52:15

PVCs are very common, and most unwelcome as you know.  I had a lot of problems with PVCs right after I got my PM (about the same time as you).  Magnesium did a great job of getting rid of them, then, but I've been having quite a few recently.  I'll have to look at my magnesium source.  Suppliments are subject to variations and even fraud.  They aren't regulated in any way so we're on our own.

But try some magnesium taurate, 400mg. or so.  It can't hurt.

Yep!

by MinimeJer05 - 2022-10-25 10:51:01

Hello,

I was having wicked bouts of PVCs a few months ago, almost daily and for multiple runs. They have simmered down recently and I have no idea why. I would attribute mine to stress and anxiety, but even now, I still face that daily. They have popped up over the past few weeks and I guess given my mental state, I just ignore them or hope they don't lead to anything worse.

You can talk to your general doctor oe cardiologist team and see if they can record them or prescribe you something, but 9 times out of 10, they will say "they are harmless, most people get them and don't even notice.....please ignore".

I know, not the most helpful or optimistic answer, but one that I have been given quite a few times.

I do hope they go away for you or that you find better ways to cope and handle them. If not, please reach back out and others can provide their tips and tricks!

Take care

Jer

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