This is my first time posting here. I was recently diagnosed with Chiari Malformation Type 1 in March after experiencing left sided numbness. Cervical and brain MRI both showed 8mm herniation. My symptoms seem to come and go as far as numbness, neck aching/headaches, but the one thing that constantly bothers me are heart palpitations. These started in May 2016 for me, worsened during pregnancy in July 2016-February 2017, and have never gone away.
I saw a Cardiologist in 2016 who has been prescribing me Toprol to manage them. There has never been a cause identified for the palpitations, but since the Chiari diagnosis and seeing several neurosurgeons, they think that the Chiari is the culprit. They advised that I be further evaluated by an Electrophysiologist to see if it actually is an electrical problem in the heart or the Chiari causing the palpitations. I have an appointment for 6/20 for evaluation.
Does anyone else suffer from PVC’s/palpitations/irregular heart rhythms from their Chiari? It’s such a horrible feeling, and often time scares me.