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i've been having pvcs at night when i lie down to go to sleep. is this related to stress or anxiety?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Could be: Pvc's frequently occur for no known reason. But stress can cause them or make them worse. You are more likely to notice them if you are lying quietly especially on your left side.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: But can be related to electrolyte problems ...

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