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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu Dr. Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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I had pvc"c and pac"s on my holter- is it dangerous? What is it?

I had pvc"c and pac"s on my holter- is it dangerous? What is it?

Pvc: They are not always dangerous. There are several factors which determines whether they are dangerous or not. Best to ask your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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I have mvp. I started experiencing PVC 's is that dangerous?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Generally not: Depending upon PVC burden (<15% is usually benign) but may be inconvenient. ...Read more

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Dr. Cary Rose Dr. Rose
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How many pvcs in a minute are dangerous?

How many pvcs in a minute are dangerous?

More than 10 per min: It's not just the number but if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, or syncope. If the PVC count is more than 15,000 per day, this could cause heart failure over time. Please see an EP cardiac specialist! ...Read more

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Dr. David Nelson Dr. Nelson
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Are pvcs dangerous I think i'm having some heard some conflicting things?

Are pvcs dangerous I think i'm having some heard some conflicting things?

Not usually: We all have pvcs every day. Some people have a lot more. As long as you don't have any symptoms (dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath or chest tightness), you should be fine. If you do have symptoms or you become very concerned about them, have a cardiologist check your heart out. There are some very simple meds that can help. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez Dr. Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology
16 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Hamid Hai Dr. Hai
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
51 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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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

Dr. Bradley Younggren Dr. Younggren
Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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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

Dr. Joel Gorfinkel Dr. Gorfinkel
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
52 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Complete cardio work up normal results. Occasional PVC/PAC. R they dangerous? They feel strong sometimes and I get so scared? Usually when relaxing.

PVC/PAC: If the heart is otherwise normal, PVCs and PACs are generally benign and of no risk. A normal exam, ecg, echo and stress test and perhaps a holter monitor would constitute a pretty complete work up. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
16 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Some days I have 5-10 pvc's, somtimes i can go a few days without having them, is this a good sign that my pvc's are not dangerous or anyting to worry?

Yes: Pvc's occur in almost everybody, whether they are felt or not. 5-10 pvc's daily is not unusual and may coincide with caffeine, sleep deprivation, hypertension, male gender, age, or abnormal electrolyte levels (magnesium and potassium especially). Your primary physician should perform detailed history, physical and appropriate testing or referral to rule out rare, but dangerous causes of pvc's). ...Read more

Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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My dr has noted that I have 2 diff type of pvcs one in rv the other is not said. Why and where could it be coming from. Just assured not dangerous.?

My dr has noted that I have 2 diff type of pvcs one in rv the other is not said. Why and where could it be coming from. Just assured not dangerous.?

Let me explain: The upper chambers in the heart are more "irritable" than the main chambers. In other words, they are more likely to produce prematurebeats (pacs). A few examples: which is more common- a-fib (atrial) or v-fib (ventricular)? Which is more common- svt (atrial) or VT (v-tach) (ventricular)? Both pacs and pvcs are usually benign, so it's really not an issue. Ask your doctor also please. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Bessmer Dr. Bessmer
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What are pvcs tgat have a different shape called? And is it dangerous?

PVC's: They are still called pvc's. As long as the premature impulse is arising from the ventricular system. It is not unusal to have different appearances. Pvc's are most often benign and of no concern. If you are noticing them you might try limiting caffeine and stress modification. If still bothersome or you have a history of heart disease, see your md as medications can be benificial. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram Dr. Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
28 years in practice
Bangalore University, Bangalore Medical College
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I've read that multifocal pvcs are not benign, but me ep says they are.Im scared. What is thevtreatment of multifocal pvcs and are the dangerous?

I've read that multifocal pvcs are not benign, but me ep says they are.Im scared. What is thevtreatment  of multifocal pvcs and are the dangerous?

?Heart ok otherwise: You basically need to know that your heart is structurally normal. Based upon your age and risk factors you may need a stress test to be sure you do not have obstructive coronary artery disease. Generally treatment of pvcs may do more harm than good. Treat if there is progressive weakness of heart muscle from pvcs or if any more arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia is suspected or seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Emmett Miller Dr. Miller
Psychiatry
50 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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I have pvcs when I am relaxing, exercising and even post exercise. I had a stress test(came out perfectly normal) but i still get pvcs? Dangerous?

I have pvcs when I am relaxing, exercising and even post exercise. I had a stress test(came out perfectly normal) but i still get pvcs? Dangerous?

Unlikely. Unstress!: In someone of your age it is unlikely to be of clinical importance. Often psychological stress may be a factor. Keep track of the frequency (pvc's per 5 minutes) and see if periods of anxiety, anger, fear, or depression correlate with higher frequency. Learn deep relaxation/meditative skills (see drmiller.Com), stay in good aerobic cardiorespiratory shape, and stop worrying. ...Read more

Dr. Volkan Tuzcu Dr. Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Svt: depends on the rate and whether SVT is sustained or not. If svt is sustained that can lead to fetal heart failure and hydrops. Usually isolated pvc s do not cause serious problems except in rare cases. ...Read more

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