How changing my diet helped my heart palpitations: Ivana’s story

In regard to your FB post I'd like to share what I've found to be related to less ectopics in terms of diet. First of all, four months ago I had an ablation for my SVT and due to going through massive panic attacks from the whole thing, my EP left me on Bisoprolol for a few more months. I am now on 1.25 mg and will taper off in the next 2 months. I noticed some pretty strange ectopics (5 in a row) [...]

How changing my diet helped my heart palpitations: Amy’s story

I am writing to you to share my experiences with nutritional choices and ectopic beats. I have suffered from Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia and ectopic beats since 1994 (14 yrs old). I did not take my diet seriously until 2014, when my PSVT started getting worse, and I wanted to avoid ablation. I grew up eating the standard American diet. In 2014, I started taking magnesium supplements fr [...]

The 2 most important (and rational) questions to ask and answer if you have ectopic heart beats

A lot of my work involves talking to and reassuring people who suffer from ectopic heart beats which seem to cause a great deal of anxiety and really seem to have a negative impact on quality of life. Most patients I have spoken to have already seen a doctor for their symptoms of ectopic beats and the doctor has told them that they are not dangerous but for many this reassurance is seldom enough. [...]

J’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

I've had ectopics for 6 years. I also have SVT once-twice a year, but it does not bother me and my cardiologist says it is not dangerous. My ectopics cause a severe anxiety and agoraphobia. I try not to give up, but it's bigger than me. They go away when I work, when I do sports (I ride a horse everyday) but after that I just get nervous and start to panic. Usually I have 0-10 ectopics a day, but [...]

L’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

My ectopics are bad some days and not noticeable other days; caffeine is a definite no! I find that taking salt baths help with ectopics/palpitations, the bath salt contains magnesium, potassium and calcium and it’s absorbed into the system When they do happen, my ectopics feel like a pause and then a thud followed by a quiver type feeling until my heart rhythm returns to normal - sometimes I get [...]

A’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

I've had my ectopics for about 4 years, mostly PVCs. Magnesium helped tremendously to reduce them for about 3 years, and then they came back with a vengeance almost a year ago. Magnesium alone was not helping anymore. I had my cardiologist perform some more thorough testing including an echocardiogram and Holter monitor. It was confirmed that I was having hundreds to thousands of extra heart beats [...]

G’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

Mine started when I was 20 I am now 64. I can identify certain triggers alcohol and caffeine being the main ones and cut these out of my life at a very young age . It has taken me until the last couple of years to believe anxiety/ stress has something to do with it but I do believe it does . I take a calcium channel blocker and magnesium taurate and although not gone have improved my condition dra [...]

S’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

I have read messages from the young and the old, people who endured Ectopics for years and some some like myself who have only recently become aware of them. I have tried just about everything, from the scientific to the bizarre, but nothing truly gets rid of them. I have come to the conclusion if they have been check and double checked by cardiologist and they are sure they are doing no harm, the [...]

I’s story of living with ectopic heart beats

I had an ablation 5 years ago after having 2 episodes of racing heart (4 hours at 210bpm). The ablation was s success but after it I started getting ectopic beats. I’ve had a further two ablations to try to alleviate the ectopics without success. For the past three years I’ve tried lots of things from magnesium to breathing exercises but nothing has helped . I get ectopics constantly and they can [...]