Monday, September 19, 2011

CZ update

CZ is fine, he has what is called Premature ventricular contraction , which according to wikipedia
  "is a relatively common event where the heartbeat is initiated by the heart ventricles rather than by the sinoatrial node, the normal heartbeat initiator. The electrical events of the heart detected by the electrocardiogram allow a PVC to be easily distinguished from a normal heart beat.
A PVC may be perceived as a "skipped beat" or felt as palpitations in the chest. In a normal heartbeat, the ventricles contract after the atria have helped to fill them by contracting; in this way the ventricles can pump a maximized amount of blood both to the lungs and to the rest of the body . In a PVC, the ventricles contract first, which means that circulation is inefficient. However, single beat PVC arrhythmias do not usually pose a danger and can be asymptomatic in healthy individuals.,"[1]

Basically CZ needs to slow or stop drinking caffeinated drinks, coffee,  it would be best if he stopped smoking, lost weight so hopefully we can do it.  I am glad it's not as serious as it seemed.  CZ's mom has 
 Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) which basically is when the heart just rockets off and beats 200+/minute.  

I am relieved.

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