Thank you so much for your quick response...
I think my QT was 454 on my last ECG (I'm afraid I don't have a copy of it!). As far as I'm aware my QT is usually quite borderline. Myself and two of my children have been genetically diagnosed with Long QT.
The ectopics happen between 3 and 5 times a day. it may be just the odd few 'flip flops', or less frequently ( once or twice a day) a series of flip flops which feel like they happen every 2 or 3 beats for about 10-15 minutes. It is this that I find particularly frightening as I perceive that my heart is trying to find it's way back to a normal rhythm! The longer episodes tend to follow a rapid increase in heart rate. My normal rate is between 50-60.
I hope that info is useful.
I had hoped you would have been credited as I have rated you above, before your last email.
As I am on a free trial, I wonder if you would mind if I put my question out there to gather any other experts thoughts and advice as well?
Many thanks for your help,
Thank you for your response.
There is only one possible sudden death of a young person in our family - my nephew drowned.
I fainted a number of times as a teenager; the last faint being age 18.
In August I had an episode where my heart dropped to 42 with an irregular rhythm, which after a few minutes became very fast. I was admitted to hospital where they said my pulse was slow and blood pressure low, but otherwise all was fine.
Since then, I regularly feel dizzy/lightheaded when my heart is going very slow (below 55) or fast (above 130). My heart-rate before the last few months was around 80, so this slow pulse is new for me.
I had an event monitor a few weeks ago which showed 'unifocal ventricular ectopic beats'.
I have been taking 5mg Bisoprolol since then, but I am still experiencing the ectopic beats, particularly if I have any strong emotion - happy, sad, surprised etc. I have many single, isolated ectopic beats during the day - but also periods of 10 plus minutes where it feels like it is 'sucking', 'missing' every couple of beats.
The cardiologist plans another event monitor in January.