A 60-year-old male asked:
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i suffered from heart palpitations. doctor said it is pvc and benign. is it. ekg and echo normal.

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Sounds benign: It appears you have had the appropriate tests. I suggest you limit your caffeine intact, and eat a balanced diet. If there's continued concern, you may need a cardiac stress test, which is an ekg during controlled exercise, or chemical injection. Premature ventricular contractions are "extra" beats that occur, and can be caused by caffeine, fatigue, stress, and chemical imbalance. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013

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