I’m going to apologize in advance for the not so smooth post. Ideas were coming at me, that I just typed and this is in no order what-so-ever.
I have had a couple of passing out spells. One was the first day of 8th grade while I was getting ready for school and the other time I was at work. I just keeled over. While in college, I tried to give blood, but I was turned away because my heart “skipped” more than ten times in a minute. The light headed-ness would come on whenever and wherever. In the shower or at work, it did not discriminate. The only thing I could do was sit down before I would pass out. I had several EKG’s done (showed nothing) and even an Echo cardiogram (still showed nothing) It wasn’t until after I wore an event monitor that it was finally “captured” that the cardiologist finally was able to do something. In the meantime, I cut out most caffienated pop to help curb the skipping.
At first, I was put on some drugs, which really made me emotional. Soon I married and was able to have decent insurance, so I opted for the Radio Frequency ablation, the same procedure that Mark DeRosa just went through, so that I could be healthy and not on drugs when we started having kids.
Normally, your heart beats lub-dub, ub-dub. With PVC, the dub part comes rather quickly and then the heart pauses for a moment to catch-up. Now couple this with fairly low blood pressure, and you have a recipe for disaster. Namely passing out and nearly passing out. Not very fun.