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Hi guys. I have had PVCs for 3 years now but not been told I now also have ventricular hypertrophy too which has freaked me out a bit from reading things online. I was told by my GP it's not something he's worried about. Does anyone else have the same conditions is it that bad? How do I deal with it? Please advice.
AHAASAKatie, November 16, 2020 9:01am EST
Good morning, I am so sorry that you are having to manage this. I can share what we have on ventricular hypertrophy Who made the diagnosis? Your GP or a cardiologist? My concern is for something this specific, the heart issues should be managed by a cardiologist, not a GP. Please let us know how you continue to feel and what the next steps in your treatment will be. We are here to support you through this time. Best Katie
NewPacer73, November 16, 2020 10:53am EST
I have both and more and am 74. I have a good quality of life minus the pandemic restrictions. So, as scary as it sounds, just keep being monitored by a cardiologist you believe in and you will be fine. Worry can be a huge problem with cardiac problems, so as you find out more, begin to understand you really are probably in good shape and you will do fine. For less worry, I use the patient portal for the cardiologist to ask questions, report data like BP/heartrate, symptoms, etc and get an almost immediate response. I don't use it often, but when I do, it sure does help that worry button. Calling into complex phone systems to reach medical personnel is no where near as efficient and that can cause worry too. Keep us posted. Sending cyber hugs! I'm going to post about the pandemic and worry buttons in a few minutes.
Rickdev, November 22, 2020 9:18pm EST
I have PVCs for about 5 years. And I have activity and exercise intolerance which is freaking me out. If I do little things around the house I get pain in my back, headache, rapid heart beat with dizziness. My doctor also not able to help me with it. So, I know how you are feeling