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A 43-year-old female asked:

is it normal for pvcs to last as long as 30 min? most of mine come when i lie down and usually in sets of 3's. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not normal: It's common for people to feel pvcs more when they lie down. But if you have long periods of every 3rd beat being premature (trigeminy), you should be evaluated. The test of choice is a 24 hour holter exam in which you wear a monitor for 1 day. Commonly the evaluation also includes an echo, stress test, chest xray, and blood work for electrolytes, thyroid, magnesium and renal function.

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Last updated Dec 24, 2013

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