I decided to see a cardiologist before Christmas about some increased arrhythmias I have had. Namely, PVCs (pre-ventricular contractions, aka extra systoles), possible PACs, and maybe a couple very brief episodes of a-fib. PVCs and PACs are benign/normal in the vast majority of people, but you aren't supposed to get them during exercise. Unfortunately, I do get them while exercising.
So, yesterday I had an echocardiogram done--all normal--and also received an event recorder. It's kind of cool, like a pager and you transmit your data via phone when you've made recordings.
Anyway, I had a LOT of PVCs while I was sick and my doctor mentioned electrolytes. I had known about that too but I didn't mention it. We know that TKIs deplete some our electroytes, so I'm sure to supplement with these or eat the proper foods. In any case, I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with these or any other sorts of arrhythmias due to electrolytes? They show up on EKGs so I'm interested to see what the doctor says in February.