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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Trigeminy: While Trigeminy is not normal, it does not necessarily presage problems. There isn't room here to describe the pathophysiology.

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No it's the type: it would have to be a LOT of PVC's to matter BUT many in a row (7 or more) OR many different shapes of PVC's are signs of something serious.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely.: Very brief pains as you describe are not often associated with heart disease or with palpitations. Palpitations in turn are not likely to be the pres ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
RVOT is a place.: Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats. Rvot (right ventricular outflow tract) is 1 locat ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Anything is possible: Vtach or ventricular tachycardia is a sustained rhythm of >100 BPM (often much faster) consisting of beats that arise exclusively in the ventricles in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Toprol (metoprolol): Toprol (metoprolol) can help decrease the frequency of pvcs. It doesn't technically block pvcs.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Generally not.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
When they: come in "runs" (repeated 3-4-5 in a row) or when they occur without 'coupling" (a stable amount of time) to a NORMAL beat!. Your PCP/Cardiologist w ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
many causes: There are numerous possible causes with caffeine an often overlooked one. Cardiac disease is the other common cause.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
PVC : In people with marked impairment of cardiac function, frequent PVC s increase the risk of vtach. In patients whose hearts appear normal, vtach would ... Read More
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