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If you have pvcs in both the left and right ventricle is that called multifocal pvcs?

If you have pvcs in both the left and right ventricle is that called multifocal pvcs?

Not quite the same: Multifocal pvcs means multiple areas in the ventricles of the heart that are firing to stimulate contraction early (premature ventricular contraction). The can be in different parts of either the right or left ventricle, or both. So, having pvcs originate in both ventricles would indeed be multifocal, not all multifocal pvcs are from both ventricles. And not all pvcs are bad! often common. ...Read more

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I have pvcs in both ventricles? Is that dangerous?

I have pvcs in both ventricles? Is that dangerous?

Usually Not: Pvc's are usually not dangerous. Sometimes increased frequency can lead to other heart arrhythmias, but this is less common. If bothersome, sometimes medication can be prescribed, and cutting out caffeine from the diet can be helpful. An ECG through your primary care provider or cardiologist would be appropriate at this time. ...Read more

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Are pvcs in right venrtrivcle more concering than left ventricle?

Are pvcs in right venrtrivcle more concering than left ventricle?

Not necessarily: Much more important than the location is the frequency. Infrequent pvcs are common and rarely dangerous. Frequent pvcs have greater potential to cause serious rhythm disturbances, regardless of the ventricle of origin. Locating the origin is important mainly in deciding if there is a single focus, and for cardiologists who are considering (relatively rare) ablation (destruction) of such a focus. ...Read more

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Stress test show PVC originating av node, left and right ventricle. Very symptomatic painful, meds make me so sick. Concern?

Stress test show PVC originating av node, left and right ventricle. Very symptomatic painful, meds make me so sick. Concern?

Need Echo +/- CT/MR: A bit unclear as PVC cannot originate from av node. That said, extra beats brought out by exercise, especially ventricular extra beats raise the question of structural abnormality such as abnormal path of coronary, or heart muscle and conduction disease. Echo or cardiac mr can help look for muscle disease, and an mr or ct for an abnormal coronary. An electrophysiologist may further define problem. ...Read more

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What is thw term for pvcs in both ventricles?

What is thw term for pvcs in both ventricles?

Biventricular: Generally pvcs do involve both ventricles. The term for this is biventricular. ...Read more

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Is it.Safe to exercise with pvcs in both ventricles?

Is it.Safe to exercise with pvcs in both ventricles?

If otherwise ok: Pvcs by themselves are not contraindications to exercise. If you have frequent pvcs, see your physician for a history and physical to make sure there is no underlying cause or structural heart disease first. ...Read more

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Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

PVC's: Pvc's are common especially the older we get, and generally benign. Our treatments are generally more dangerous than having pvc's. However, sometimes an electrolyte abnormality will make these more common so it is important that if there is a sudden start or increase that we look at those. This involves some simple blood work. ...Read more

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I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common?  Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

Fairly common: Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats. Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor. ...Read more

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Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Atrial Fibrillation: Alcohol consumption, especially chronic is associated with atrial fibrillation. You need medical attention -- can be dangerous. Some people can be converted to normal rhythm with medications or clinical maneuvers, some need to be electrically cardioverted. Some need anticoagulant medications while the situation is being assessed and afterwards. ...Read more

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Are occasional pvcs/pac's dangerous?

Are occasional pvcs/pac's dangerous?

Usually : No unless there is structural heart disease, previous heart attack . See your doctor. ...Read more

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I get doublet PVC is this dangerous ?

I get doublet PVC is this dangerous ?

Need more info: Many people get occasional PVCs. If the heart is structurally normal & healthy, these extra beats are not necessarily concerning, but we assess the risk of a sustained tachycardia (e.g., those ventricular beats happening in a series) which could be dangerous. How many PVCs, the number of origin sites & the tendency to happen in a row (e.g., with couplets, triplets or runs) may help determine risk. ...Read more

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Are PVCs from anxiety common? Dangerous?

Are PVCs from anxiety common? Dangerous?

PVCs are common: PVCs (Premature Ventricular Complexes) are common. Many normal people have a few PVCs. In some people they become more frequent. If there is no evidence of organic heart disease, with normal left ventricular function, and no ischemia (that is, no blockage in the coronary arteries), as shown by a normal EchoCG and a Stress test, PVCs are harmless. Anxiety may increase PVCs in some people. ...Read more

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What causes multiform pvcs? And are they dangerous?

What causes multiform pvcs? And are they dangerous?

Multiple foci: Multiform pvcs are premature ventricular contractions originating from different parts of the ventricle. Each point-of-origin will have a unique form on an ekg. This can be dangerous if it causes tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. If this is you, you should be under the care of a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Are PVC couplets common in healthy population and are they dangerous in themselves?

Uncommon: PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) are beats that originate from the ventricles. An occasional single PVC can certainly be seen in normal hearts. Couplets (two pvcs in a row) r unusual, especially if frequent. They can be seen in a normal hearts. Nonetheless, I would recommend a noninvasive workup (ECG, echo. 24 hour monitor, and stress test) to be sure everything is ok. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause my pvcs to feel more forceful amd is it dangerous? They feel differnt like theres a long than normal pause

What would cause my pvcs to feel more forceful amd is it dangerous? They feel differnt like theres a long than normal pause

Adrenaline: It might be related to caffeine, energy drinks, stress. Sometimes there is an underlying physical problem but you might want to think about diet and stress as well. ...Read more

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Ii have pvcs frequent, multifocal and form, couplets, and big ad trig. Are pvcs mote common in lv.Or rv? Is one more dangerous than the othee?

Ii have pvcs frequent, multifocal and form, couplets, and big ad trig. Are pvcs mote common in lv.Or rv? Is one more dangerous than the othee?

Freq, multifocal PVC: Pvcs mainly originate from the rv outflow tract, but some originate from from the lv outflow tract, mitral and tricuspid valve annulus. A major concern is that pvcs may initiate vt, polymorphic VT and ventricular fibrillation. This risk associated with pvcs is usually limited to patients with significant underlying heart disease or at risk of developing heart disease. Need to see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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