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Can you feel PVCs in your throat?

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  • Can you feel PVCs in your throat?

    I noticed now that I have been off the metoprolol I seem to be getting more PVCs. They are extremely annoying. I can even feel it in my throat, or neck. Has anyone else eperienced this? It's like a little jumping sensation.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Yep, I feel them there. Sometimes you can see the skin move with them.
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    • #3
      Yes, sometimes. Very annoying.
      Repaired coarctation of the aorta and replaced bicuspid aortic valve
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      • #4
        I'm feeling them in my stomach right now. I feel them in my throat depending on my position. With hard pillows, reclined, and standing I can feel it in my throat. It seems I can feel them the least lying on my right side with a down pillow under my head and holding a large fluffy pillow, almost in fetal position. Sometimes hunching forward helps too. These are so annoying. Sorry to hear you are having more now. PVCs have become my nemesis.
        MV repair 7/26/10 @ the Cleveland Clinic w/Dr. Gillinov Post surgery a-fib, Dressler's, anemia "It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all". ~Albert Camus

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        • #5
          Yes, I noticed also when I'm lying in bed at night the left side of my neck the pulse is REALLY strong. Not so much during the day. You can feel it more when you are on your left side. I usually try to sleep on the right.

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          • #6
            Beta Blockers are often prescribed to prevent / minimize PAC's and PVC's.

            Some Doctors will work with you to find the minimum dose that controls those arrhythmias to minimize the side effects from the Beta Blockers, i.e., mostly lethargy with higher doses.

            Why did you go OFF your Beta Blocker?

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            • #7
              I don't have them like I used to...but not only do I feel them in my throat; I feel them before they happen.
              If you hook me up to a heart monitor, I can tell you it's coming before it registers on the screen.
              I had to prove it to my docs a few years ago.....
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              • #8
                Mine are the worst when I lean back in a soft sofa, or if the seat in the car is tilted a bit back.
                Sitting perfectly straight is easiest, and I guess it's the most healthy for the sake of my back. (small bonus)
                BAV-Aortic Stenosis...AVR Oct 11, 2005 / St.Jude Regent mechanical 21mm
                INR Home testing since 2007 with Coaguchek XS...Self-Dosing

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                • #9
                  I had PVCs in the form of Bigeminy before surgery.
                  I usually felt it in the upper chest or base of the neck.
                  Haven’t had any arrhythmias in the six years since surgery.
                  OldManEmu

                  "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." FDR

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ALCapshaw2 View Post
                    Beta Blockers are often prescribed to prevent / minimize PAC's and PVC's.

                    Some Doctors will work with you to find the minimum dose that controls those arrhythmias to minimize the side effects from the Beta Blockers, i.e., mostly lethargy with higher doses.

                    Why did you go OFF your Beta Blocker?
                    Even though I was on a very low dose of Metoprolol, (12 1/2mg) it made me VERY lethargic. Also, I guess I can say it (ha) made me constipated! My bp is still pretty low. Resting heartrate stays in the sixties, seventies. My GP says there are a couple of different beta blockers that don't cause these specific side effects. Can't remember what they were though.

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                    • #11
                      You should check into Coreg, of all the betablockers I've been on that one was the most tolerable as far as side effects go and even though it was prior to surgery I never had PVCs on it but I did have PVCs before that. I was on a tiny dose too. I have low blood pressure so I always get baby doses of beta blockers.
                      MV repair 7/26/10 @ the Cleveland Clinic w/Dr. Gillinov Post surgery a-fib, Dressler's, anemia "It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all". ~Albert Camus

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