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A 52-year-old female asked:

How does my dr know by my holter monitor results that pacs are benign? had normal echo stress

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
PAC's: In otherwise healthy individuals without structural heart disease PAC's are almost always benign. It is a common cardiac dysrhythmia and generally not considered an abnormal finding. Symptoms such as sensation of skipped heart beat can be treated with beta blockers. Life style changes such as avoiding caffeine and tobacco and minimizing anxiety tends to help.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
PAC: Hi, if no specific cause has been found (including ischemia or valvular heart disease) then PACs and PVCS are often termed “benign" and that usually indicates a very low likelihood that the arrhythmia is associated with any other significant cardiac disease, or that it is likely to lead to any other significant cardiac condition such as a heart attack.

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Tonawanda, NY
A 52-year-old female asked:

How can a Dr know that PACS are benign by seeing them on a holter monitor? Stress echo and ekgs all negative. PACS worse with walking

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pacs: PACs are usually benign. When an echo especially with stress is normal,it reinforces that probability

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