Our expert says:
I'm sorry to hear about your problems, but at least we can be confident your heart problem is not nearly as bad as it may seem.
What you describe sounds exactly like ventricular premature beats, which are very common even in people with otherwise perfectly normal hearts.
They are usually more of a nuisance than a real problem, and in young healthy people are invariably benign. There will be no problem when you have surgery for your fractured sesamoid.
The difficulty with VPB's is that there is no simple effective treatment. Beta blockers in my experience seldom work, but may be worth trying as they are harmless drugs.
I do not think one is justified in using more powerful drugs for such a benign condition as the risk of taking such potent drugs is usually higher than their potential benefit.
My usual advice is to do nothing, since the condition is benign and is likely to disappear spontaneously with time, especially once the stresses in your life get better. Another ECG will do no harm but will not cast new light on the problem.
VPB's are uncomfortable and irritating, but harmless. I would try to live with them and give them more time to go away, but if they really become intolerable by all means see a cardiologist, preferably one with an interest in electrphysiology.
I hope they get better soon!
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