The purpose of our heart support group is to provide online support and encouragement for those with heart disease, pvc, pac, and arrhythmia ( SVT and Afib/flutter). Our heart support group welcomes all who have comments or questions regarding palpitations, arrhythmia, and heart disease. Unlike some other heart support groups we are internet based and free. If you have a question or would like to make a comment about pvc, pac, arrhythmia or heart disease you can do so in our Heart Forum
Heart Support Group is intended to be a place for people with heart related conditions to connect and support each other. I myself started the website because of my palps, and at the time there was limited resources for people with palpitations, arrhythmia, and heart disease. You can post questions in our forum, search through our member profiles to connect with other members, add personal videos, and use our chat. Be sure to check our articles & resources.
Note: This website is not intended to provide medical advise, rather this website is a support group for people with heart related conditions.
Hello, my name is Shea. I started to have PVC/PAC and arrhythmia when I was just 22. I was very scared and begin seeking medical advice and couldn't find a doctor who would take my condition serious. I knew I needed a full cardio work up but because of my age perhaps, it took sometime before I finally was referred by my PCP to cardiologist. During the time I was waiting the anxiety and panic caused by the palpitations ruled my life. I found an email support group called PeopleWithPVC and it was one of my only comforts. I realized there are many people with the same problem. So I made this site as a social support network for people who need a place of support.
A PVC occurs outside of the normal heart rhythm when a heart cell miss fires, causing an abnormal beat. The same is true with a
PVCs and PACs are both a form of palpitation or irregular heartbeat. However, a PVC comes from the ventricles of the heart while a PAC comes from the atrial of the heart.
PVC stands for premature ventricular contraction and PAC stands for premature atrial contraction.
So the difference between a PVC and a PAC is where the extra beat occurs.
Both PVC and PAC do, and can occur in normal healthy individuals, just like pain. However, just like pain or anything else, they can be a sign of more serious conditions, such as heart disease. This is why anyone who has palpitations, irregular heart beats, or arrhythmias must be evaluated my a medical doctor.