Heart flutter

7 years dual paced. No issues at all

now getting regular heart flutters. Single flutters that don't hurt but cause a second of discomfort. Happening regularly. More in the evening and weirdly more when I'm lying on my back 

Any ideas?


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by Penguin - 2023-07-13 18:47:30

Hi Jasonza,

You've posed about flutter before I see - twice. Selwyn advised you to obtain medical advice and Lavender followed it up with a question as to whether or not you'd managed to see a medical professional. Didn't spot an answer from you??

Based on previous advice you may be better to see a doctor than to consult a forum. 

I hope you get a result from a consultation. 



by AgentX86 - 2023-07-13 18:56:43

If these "fluters" come in singles or small groups, they're probably PVCs or perhaps PACs.  These are Premature Ventricular/Atrial Contractions.Everyone gets a small number of these over a couple of days, perhaps, but they go unnoticed because they are rare. When these become somewhat frequent, our brains zero in on them. When the become a regular thing, they can be awful. They're rarely dangerous but it is worth a trip to see your cardiologist. It could be something else, more serious, but this is unlikely. 

I get them all (most) of the time.  It's been bad enough that in recent weeks they can come every third beat but usually no more than tenth beat.  They are uncomfortable, to put it kindly. I tend to get them when exercising or at night watching TV (or going down YouTube rabbit holes).

We're just a bunch of Internet no-bodies with just enough experience to create trouble. Please see your doctor.

Please see  your doctor, though.


by Happygirl8 - 2023-07-14 09:31:51

It's wise to see your doctor.  My PVCs got so bad it resulted in a trip to the hospital and new pacemaker! Sometimes caffeine can cause them but it's better to check it out with a cardiologist 

New pacemaker

by AgentX86 - 2023-07-14 11:33:38

Happygirl, what did a new pacemaker do?  What was the difference?  My PVCs are pretty bad, though have settled down a little over the last week.


by Jasonza - 2023-07-17 16:13:37

Went to GP twice. Had no idea. Referred to a specialist. Still awaiting appointment. Not deemed serious enough by the NHS. Believed this forum to offer advice?  Thank you to those who did. 

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