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Arrhythmias and Infection

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2012
  • 02:54 PM

Hi,Very new here, appreciate the forum!I'm a 62 YO male, 170 Lbs. I've had mild to moderate "palpitations" (mostly PVC's) for 20 years. Nothing too serious, but sometimes I get bigeminy and that bothers me a lot. Sometimes a little Brady, but only 1 faint in all that time. I'm on no medication except for statins for mild CAD.About 2 years ago, I started having light headedness with skin flushing that just ruined my quality of life. My cardio doc seemed unconcerned. All the usual tests were normal. Finally, my PCP referred me to an ENT for the light-headedness. The ENT gave me a thorough workup. MRI revealed chronic sinusitis. He put me on an aggressive course of antibiotics.Here's the fun part. After the course of antibiotics, not only did my dizziness and flushing disappear, but so did the palpitations.Is chronic sinusitis that evil? Has anyone heard of palpitations disappearing with antibiotic treatment? (Tip: Don't ever ask your Cardio or ENT doc that question!)Many thanks,,,Bob

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