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A 30-year-old male asked:

Pacs or pvcs, which is more common? one dr said pacs were more common but usually not as symptomatic, are pacs more common in normal hearts?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
PACs PVCs: In my experience PACs are somewhat more common in people with structurally normal hearts but can be just as symptomatic. However since there is a fully compensatory pause following a PVC, the next normal beat feels more forceful than the next normal beat following the incomplete compensatory pause following a PAC. One is usually feeling the normal beat after the pause more than the extrasystole.
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