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Your echo is predominently normal
Your palpitations are due to mitral regurgitation.
As it is mild and LV function is normal
so nothing needs to be done
will these palpitaions go away?
is their anything serious wrong with me?
only echocardiogram every 3- 5 years for surveillance.
You need holter test to see how bad are these palpitations
are they caused by abnormal heart rate or heart beats.
Only holter can tell this.
We can use beta blockers to control these palpitations.
So based on your echo conclusion is your heart is essentially normal except Mild MR which does not needs treatment
and your palpitations need to be worked on with holter test
so its healthy heart, structurally fine?
and beta blockers can help your symptoms.
Yes it is fine and does not need treatment.
There is very close relationship between tachy arrythmias and mild MR
and in such cases we do holter to see how bad are these tachy arrythmias if present.
You have questions ?
yes, but as long as i know i wont drop dead from this and that my heart is completely fine, i am happy
Well to be considered as safe you need holter to see if your symptoms are caused be arrythmias.
while your heart is normal and will not cause sudden death.
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can anxiety cause these palpitations to?
Yes they can and are biggest cause of palpitations in young people.
anxiety is considered as a diagnosis of exclusion.
meaning we have to rule out any organic cause
before labeling person as having anxiety.
So if your holter comes as normal
i have had a full blood test, and it was normal and ECG's
then you may be treated as having anxiety
and beta blockers as i had mentioned will help.
ECG can be normal in such cases
because ECG represent heart rhythm of few seconds or minutes
while holter takes recordings of 48 hours or more
So holter is mandatory for your problem.
so lets say the holter monitor picks up a few PAC's PVC or ectopic beats, what would happen next for me?
i heared theres not much doctors can do if you heart is structually normal
If these are more than 30 per hour then you need treatment with beta blockers
and it controls most of the PVcs and PACs
in most cases
I hope this answers your questions.
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that's all, thank you ver much