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can pvcs lead go vtach?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Anything is possible: Vtach or ventricular tachycardia is a sustained rhythm of >100 BPM (often much faster) consisting of beats that arise exclusively in the ventricles instead of the normal location in the right atrium. In advanced heart disease and certain congenital heart diseases, pvcs may be an ominous precursor of vt, but in the vast majority, pvcs are just pvcs. All healthy people have some pvcs every day.
Answered on Jul 8, 2014
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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Sometimes pvcs can trigger ventricular tachycardia, especially in diseased hearts (cardiomyopathy, heart attacks).
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
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Not typically: Usually need a run of at least 3-6 beats to even call it v tach. Depends on what is causing the pvcs as to if it will cause v tach.
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