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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Atrial Bigeminy

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What can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

Caffeine, Stress: Many healthy people have a type of irregular heart beat called pvcs (premature ventricular complexes) which are almost always harmless. When a premature beats occurs after each normal beat, it is called bigeminy. In susceptible people, caffeine, stress, and low potassium or magnesium can bring out bigeminy arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What? Can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What? Can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Usually this means ventricular bigeminy and that relates to irritability on the bottom of the heart. Can be because of things such as stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, cocaine. It can also be related to heart disease so you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some things that cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What are some things that cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

Many: Bigeminy means that every other beat arises prematurely causing a regularly irreglar rhythm in a cadence similar to 2 eighth notes followed by a rest and repeating. Electrolyte imbalance, caffeine, excess thyroid hormone, xs alcohol, decongestants, nicotine, stress, lack of sleep are typical. Ischemia and cardiomyopathy should be ruled out. Often no cause can be found. There are also rare causes. ...Read more

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I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

PAC's: Probably NOT a good thing to be doing this. and as to why you are having these - I would make an appointment with your doctor for labs and an EKG. While PAC's are generally benign - the ability to cause them needs to be assessed as it may mean you can cause other arrythmias which could be lethal. Get yourself checked out ...Read more

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Could infectious disease/autoimmune (eg Lyme, EBV + parvo) cause PVC bigeminy in 30 y/o female w/ clear Echo & xray??

Could infectious disease/autoimmune (eg Lyme, EBV + parvo) cause PVC bigeminy in 30 y/o female w/ clear Echo & xray??

Possibly: Lyme can cause a myocarditis which can cause an problem with the electrical system of your heart. 2/3 of patients with lyme can get myocarditis of some type (if memory serves, I didn not look that statistic up). I would look into electrolyte abnormalities. Other idea would be severe anemia from parvo mediated marrow suppression and subsequent anemia. ...Read more

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What is a "bigeminy arrhythmia" and is it serious?

What is a "bigeminy arrhythmia" and is it serious?

Maybe: This is a rhythm where the natural pacemaker is causing a beat and then the ventricular innate pacemaker causes a premature beat giving a normal beat followed by a PVC and repeating this process over and over. This is sometimes present and not issues are identified and tolerated well. Others may have underlying cardiovascular disease and this could be a harbinger of a significant problem. C pcp. ...Read more

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I am 40 and healthy. I have new onset of PVCs (20-30/min) bigeminy and trigeminy. And new HTN (180/120) The ED sent me home with no answers. What now?

I am 40 and healthy. I have new onset of PVCs (20-30/min) bigeminy and trigeminy. And new HTN (180/120) The ED sent me home with no answers. What now?

New arrhythmia: If this is truly all new May be numerous causes all of which are dangerous. This could be a problem with the gland like your adrenal gland, a problem with your blood supply to your heart, thyroid problem and others. You need to see your physician right away and if you can't, go back but to another emergency room. You need a heart and endocrine evaluation. Do not take no for an answer. Get care now. ...Read more

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Bigeminy 8 mnths post MI, lasts 6 to 8 hrs/day. No PVCs after wakin up in mornin but gets triggered soon after lunch, disappears on exercising. 64yr M?

Bigeminy 8 mnths post MI, lasts 6 to 8 hrs/day. No PVCs after wakin up in mornin but gets triggered soon after lunch, disappears on exercising. 64yr M?

PVCs after MI: Premature ventricular contractions are common after myocardial infarction; in some cases they indicate a higher risk of future problems. If there are many 1000s PVCs per day, heart function may worsen. After a heart attack almost all patients should be taking beta blocker, aspirin, a statin drug, and an ACE inhibitor. Discuss with your cardiologist or get a consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more