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What is a PVC

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not new: Dr frederick e dewey (stanford university medical school, palo alto, ca) and colleagues report their findings in the january 28, 2008 issue of the arc ... Read More

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Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Pvcs are premature ventricular contractions. These can occur in healthy hearts or diseased hearts. A 12 lead electrocardiogram can be used to evalua ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Define normal: Among people with no history of heart disease and normal heart imaging, over any given 24 hour period of time, 75% will have at least one pvc. There ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Usually : No unless there is structural heart disease, previous heart attack . See your doctor.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pac PVC : Usually not but sometimes yes it all depends on several factors that your cardiologist should figure out
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
More than 10 per min: It's not just the number but if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, or syncope. If the PVC count is more than 15,000 per day, th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Pvc's are extra heart beats that occur only in the bottom part of the heart knows as the right and left ventricles. They occur commonly with excessive ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
9 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Pvcs or premature ventricular contractions are extra beats of the heart that may occur for many reasons. Stressful situations with Adrenalin release ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Many factors. Stress, medication, sometimes no apparent reason.Electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, hypoglicemia and so on, just to name a few. Mostly ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Totally: Perfectly normal.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Benign or dangerous: Some forms of tachycardia (fast heart beat) are life-threatening, others are not - though they can be quite annoying. If you have heart disease the od ... Read More
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