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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can l-carnitine help reduce pvcs. no heart issues all heart tests are perfect but i get pvcs which the doctor labels benign i get like 6 per minute ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
VeryUnlikely-Back To: Basics: Cardiac Reentry=primary mechanism of arrhythmias at heart level. Primary basis of cardiac reentry is ischemia; partially damaged heart muscle which conducts cell-to-cell propagation of electrical signal to contract more slowly than healthy muscle, resulting in long enough signal paths that can re-trigger healthy muscle prematurely. Clinical tests miss most problems: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW.
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 26 years experience
PVC Prevention: Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra heartbeats that begin in one of your heart's two lower pumping chambers (ventricles). These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a fluttering or a skipped beat in your chest. PVCs are common — they occur in many people. L-carnitine works in tandem with CoQ10, to help prevent PVCs.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2018


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