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are pvcs a sign of a healthy heart

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Pvc's are often the sign of a healthy heart that is responding in real time to neurohormonal input. Everyone has these.
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Not when infrequent: Low levels of pvcs have shown no increased risk of heart damage or dysfunction in otherwise healthy hearts, but a stress test is not a complete guaran ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Salazar
16 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes : This can happen in structurally normal hearts. Usually, the PVCs are from the outflow tracts (right or left outflow tract). It's not uncommon for the ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
What?: How could you know that you were having PVc's? Do you mean palpitations? If so, then there it would not be clear that there were PVC's, since other rh ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rhythm: yes, but make sure you are checked by a cardiologist, or electrophysiologist before writing that off.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Clarithryomycin: According to nih article the risk factors for prolonged QT with clarithromycin are the following: femal sex, elderly, heart disease, suspected congeni ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
No: These irregularities are benign require no treatmet
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
PVCs: You may have a problem with the conductive heart system. You may need to have cardiac monitoring (king of hearts) to find out what's going on as far a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily.: This may be due to anxiety, stress, excess caffeine, smoking to certain heart conditions.You may want to consult your M.D.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Make sure your: blood pressure,cholesterol,blood sugar R normal.Stay aerobically fit,don't smoke or drink too much( for women now is no more than 1 drink per day ) an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart sounds: click on this link and turn on your speakers: http://int-prop.lf2.cuni.cz/heart_sounds/h14/normal.wav
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
About 100 BPM: Heart rate for a 5 year old may range from 65 to 133, average about 100 beats per minute.

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