In most cases these palpitations are benign but the unpleasant feeling they may cause can at times override any reassurance one might receive by a doctor, that their heart is otherwise healthy and normal.
It would seem that some individuals are more aware of their skipped heartbeats than are others, which in-reality are extra heartbeats (extra systole: ectopic heartbeats) that cause the sensation of missed ones. Many people with PVCs and/or PACs, are finely tuned-in to the symptoms these may cause and once anxiety over them is added, they can occur with more force and frequency (in most cases anxiety and stress precedes and triggers them).
While this still does not make them dangerous, according to many reputable heart specialists, the fear and anticipation of them can degrade a person’s quality of life. It in-essence becomes an anxiety disorder in itself or is added to an existing one, causing a worsening of symptoms.
It is my intention, through the chapters of this book (approx 5,445 words), to inform readers who experience these common but most-often benign palpitations, with facts, that can help them to better-cope with the concerning symptoms they may experience with these strange heartbeats.
This eBook is not intended as an extensive medical journal but rather contains all of the important information the average layperson would be seeking on the subject.
Understanding Premature Ventricular and Atrial Contractions
Just Exactly What are these Heart Skip Palpitations?
Heart-Skip Palpitations (PVCs) and Cardiomyopathy
(Heart Enlargement Risk with Premature Ventricular Contractions?)
Do PVCs and PACs Increase the Risk for Premature Death?
(Fears caused by Frequent Skips and Thumps)
Common Treatments for Heart Palpitations
(Lifestyle, Pharmaceutical and Natural Solutions for PVCs and PACS)