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A 22-year-old male asked:

Male 22. get pvc's often. had ecg, 24hecg, stress ecg, echo, cardiac mri/mra. safe to ignore the pvc's? its a quick skipped beat feeling.

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
PVC;s: Many a times this could be quite normal. As long as you have had a full work-up and evaluation.
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
PVC: If pvcs are asymptomatic and rate is more than 10% of your heart rate in 24 hours then it should be treated. Otherwise it could cause heart failure (tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy). If you have symptomatic pvcs then it should be treated irrespective of frequency of pvcs. You need electrolyte check up. If normal, then you need medications. If medication is not effective, then you need ablation.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2013

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