I'm not your age but we've very similar in every other way. The fact that you have anxiety (like me) wildly complicates the cardio landscape. THAT is the biggest problem here. It is very unlikely you're in actual danger. But I know how that sounds when youre scared. Get a second opinion from a completely separate cardiologists office. A "normal" life is tricky for people like us but it can be done.
I wish I could post a screenshot on here. I read on a forum that a doctor said PVCs after exercise are only a concern in patients who have coronary artery disease. Which is NOT you! We’re in the same boat. Im the same age as you are and I suffer with pvcs and pacs. I just had an ECG done a week ago and it was normal. My doctor told me I have to stop living my life this way. You can’t let them win because once they do they will take over your life. The past year or so I have been worrying about these nonstop to the point where I couldn’t eat or sleep.
Also I think you need to take solace in that doctors have told you that you are fine. If they aren’t worried you shouldn’t be either. But I know that’s easier said than done! Seriously. They are scary but if a doctor says you’re fine at some point you have to believe them.
Also I have a question for you, what do your runs of VTach feel like?
Also when your heart rate is elevated you’re more likely to have PACs rather than pvcs.
Not sure if this will help but your thread sounds familiar...
I've recently been diagnosed with a condition called RVOT-VT, I get palpitations all day but just PVCs rather than a run, but then I get sustained VT during exercise or morespecifically, after I do an intense set of e.g. Burpees, my heart jumps into VT and my heart rate jumps and holds at approx 240-260bpm for up to 5 mins before dropping to a more normal rate. I've had PVCs for approx 15years, but VT during exercise for approx 4 years. I only started getting investigated this year though as had ignored it for ages, but they took me very seriously when I went this time.
It's important that if you have something like this that's it's diagnosed and managed. RVOT-VT presents itself initially the same way that a more serious condition called ARVD/C presents itself and I've been told they need to rule out ARVD in the first instance, this was done for me via an MRI scan.
Whilst a structurally normal heart experiencing VT is 'benign' it can cause issues and some people induce a reversible form of cardiomyopathy! Keep pushing, read up about RVOT-VT specifically search for 'idiopathic RVOT-VT' and see if that sounds familiar.
I've found just having a diagnosis has made me feel so much more at ease, knowing that I'm not crazy and not making it up.
Also, I would add that I went to the docs about my palpitations about 4 years ago, my GP fobbed me off saying I just had anxiety. It's interesting how many People with palpitations 'have anxiety' and I've found out that the condition can create the anxiety, rather than the other way around, as palpitations create an anxious feeling, which in turn make you rationalise it by blaming the feeling on anxiety, whereas it's just your heart acting up.
Hope this helps.
Is the VT sustained? Has it be caught and confirmed on a Holter monitor? If yes, how often does it happen?