A 24-year-old male asked:
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suffering with pvc ectopic beats for years with runs of 5-6 pvc. my echo and ecg however was 100% normal. likley i go into ventricular tachycardia??

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Dr. Lee Marcus
31 years experience Cardiology
Take seriously: i recommend a consultation with a cardiac electro physiologist. Recent studies have correlated the amount of PVCs a person has over a 24 hour period with the development of a weakening of the heart muscle (CHF). Therefore, a thorough evaluation and frequent follow up needs to be undertaken with consideration for medications that suppress PVCs while also being useful for preventing weak hearts.
Answered on Aug 19, 2015

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