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palpitations and PCV's daily for hours at a time...

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In 2010 i was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia and possibly SVT thought to be triggered by a virus. I have been on Atenolol 25mg once daily ever since. This has kept my symptoms pretty much under control apart from the odd short bout of palpitations and PCV's.

However for the past week I have experience them daily for hours at a time, I have no other symptoms ie dizziness or chest pain and nothing has changed medication wise and I am well with no stress. My pulse is 75-88 and it isn't racing but when I feel it there is a pause to coincide with the PCV.

I'm not sure if I should just ignore it or go back to my GP? Could me medication need altering?

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replied May 21st, 2012
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A35192
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

What you are having is worsening of the SVT and for the confirmation of the same we usually do a 24 hour holter (ECG) monitoring and this is picked up in such a monitoring. In case, it’s confirmed, then another study called the electrophysiological study is carried out to look any abnormal electrical pathway in the heart to cause this tachycardia (fast heart rate) and the treatment lies in ablation (damage) of this abnormal pathway.

You may need to get additional medicines prescribed. Hence please consult your cardiologist and get these investigations done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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