When I've gotten PACs, I can barely feel them, compared to a PVC which can knock me over. I've gotten in the range of 5,000 pvcs/day when I'm having a bad episode.
Are you sure they're PACs? I don't think there's a compensatory pause with PACs but could be wrong. PVCs have the hallmark compensatory pause.
Anyways, no worries. You won't keel over from them. They're just torture :-).
I have worn a holter monitor twice, and both times, it said I only had PAC's. I was very surprised and I can defintely feel the compensatory pause, and I get a funny "tickle" in my throat. I also can tell when I am going to have them, my tummy drops, and I get this "weird" feeling all over. I hate them. If is had not been for the monitor, I would have sworn they were PVC's, because some feel rather strong,. I hate them they scare me silly.
I notice mine more after I have eaten or had a large glass of water, then if I happen to slouch in a chair or bend over, they come right on in. I was told that some may be due to my hiatal hernia, well, whatever, they stink big time.
My echo came back "normal" too, so, I guess they are benign, but hey, when they are really acting up, they feel anything BUT benign. UGH, they are horrible.