Elizabeth’s story of living with AF and the Roemheld syndrome (Gastrocardiac syndrome)

I am 73 years old and have had A-fib and ectopic heart rhythms since 2016. The first paroxysmal A-fib event happened while I was bending over and twisting my neck in my garden. But since then, I have noticed that any straining of my neck may irritate it and later I will have an A-fib event. Also, I now notice that if I eat a big meal, or have indigestion, or bloating, my heart rhythm changes. It s [...]

D’s story of living with the Roemheld’s syndrome (Heart palpitations caused by stomach issues)

Thank you so much for bringing awareness to the stomach heart connection and validating what many sufferers of gastrocardiac syndrome know. I was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial tachycardia ten years ago. During my episodes of arrhythmia, I burp and soon learned that if I burped enough the arrhythmia would stop; however there have been times when my vagus nerve was so stimulated I couldn’t expel [...]

Joanne’s story of ectopic heart beats and stomach problems (the gastrocardiac syndrome)

I am writing you regarding your facebook post related to all that is not shared is lost. First, I would like to thank you for your awareness of heart palpitations and the vagus nerve/stomach. My story - I am 56 years old and have suffered with ectopic beats/palpitations since my mid 20’s. I would had one or two a day or a run if I got into an argument with someone. I was always told they were rela [...]

Ian’s story of living with the Gastrocardiac syndrome

During my struggle with GERD / REFLUX / HIATUS HERNIA etc. and having seen many Gastro and Cardio doctors you have been the only one to openly mention this correlation. Personally there are a few ways that I manage this and try to live with it as it can be very uncomfortable and disconcerting. 1. Dealing with this with professional counseling and the mental aspect. Accepting this condition and tha [...]

D’s story of PVCs and gastric problems

I am a 48 yr old female and suffer with PVCs daily. I also get PVC bigeminy. I feel every single one of my PVCs, whether big or small. I take Metoprolol 25mg in the morning and 50 mg in the evening plus a magnesium pill everyday. The medications have helped a lot. I also had an attempted ablation which was not able to be completed due to lack of PVC's at the time. I do find that my gastrointestina [...]