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Is Premature Ventricular Contractions Genetic
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No: Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. In your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks. Anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms but are not the cause. ...Read more
It shows I had over 35000 premature ventricular contractions in 24 hours while wearing a holter monitor, any med I should take?
Need evaluation: You have an excessive number of PVC's. If the monitor is accurate this is a potential health concern that can lead to development of a cardiomyopathy. You need a thorough evaluation. There are both medical and interventional treatments that will prevent future health concerns. You should see a cardiologist and or electrophysiologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous? Read that prexcitaion can cause death??
Pvcs alone carry very little risk unless there is compromised heart function
At that point the work up changes to asses quantity and consideration of eliminating the focus with ablation. Pacs from
The atrium are also benign but increased frequency can be a warning for other arrhythmia S such as afib ...Read more
Common: They are common, never normal altho typically benign. And yes, they can go undetected many times. ...Read more
Premature ventricular contractions and dizziness or lightheadedness. Does that mean not enough blood to my head?
PVCs AND DIZZINESS: If there is run of pvcs and you are dizzy it can mean not enough blood going to your head, but it can be due to other causes like blockage to the carotid arteries that carry blood to the brain and you should get that checked along with a ekg to find out the cause. I'd there is significant blockagre to the blood flow then it can be corrected will prevent ischemic stroke. If the arrythmia is caus corre. ...Read more
I have premature ventricular contractions. My son has a ventricular septal defect. Is there any linkage between the two? Thank you.
PVCs: VSD can cause PVCs. There is no other linkage that I am aware of. ...Read more
How relevant are premature ventricular contractions in idiopathic cardiac arrest? Are there any preceding symptoms?
PVCs are common: Rarely PVC hitting badly in ekg in cycle can cause arrythmias including VT v fib. ...Read more
Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?
No: Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. In your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks and have no relationship to future risk of heart disease. ...Read more
Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?
What do you advise if I was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions, meaning irregular heart rhythm.?
Speak to cardio: There are several forms of PVC if you are having several a minute spaced apart then there is little to worry about or do. If they are occurring two or three in a row then you should consider medication or a conduction study. Discuss this with a board certified cardiologist ...Read more
Cardiologist said premature ventricular contractions were causing me to pass out. BP 118/100 HR 105 at appt. Does Pvc cause high BP? Is PVC result of high BP? Is it bad my system and dia are so close together?
PCPs NOT RELATED/BP:
Pcps are not caused directly due to high blood pressure and pvcs do not cause high bp. Your systolic and diastolic are not that close together, but you do have highbp
discuss your concerns with your cardiologist as you do need to get your BP controlled and rhythm taken care of as you are passing out and that is a serious symptom/sign and needs to be taken care of. ...Read more
Does premature ventricular contractions shorten life expectancy? If heart is healthy and no family history of heart disease, should it be a concern?
If you show no signs of heart disease and have no family history can you live your whole life with premature ventricular contractions? Life expectancy?
PVC: In the absence of electrolyte abnormality, structural or functional heart disease these single events are considered benign occurences ...Read more
How can I get rid of benign premature ventricular contractions? Seen doctors, cardiologist done EKG, ECO, X-ray B blockers nothing works what am I missing
MRI and supplement: I had a patient like you. We proceeded to do a cardiac MRI after initial test to r/o arrythmogenuc right ventricular dysplasia (it was negative). I sent him for an ablation procudere, andit was successful. He represented 6 years later with a recurrence initiated by alcohol use. It was stopped after he seized using alcohol, and used CoQ10 and magnesium. I would suggest you try this route. ...Read more
Extra beat: A premature ventricular contraction is an extra beat from the bottom of the heart. Any cell in the heart can cause a heart beat but most usually stay quiet and defer to the main electrical system. Occasionally a single cell can fire off on its own causing an extra, or what many people refer to as a "skipped" beat, much like a muscle twitch. ...Read more
PVCs and MI: Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria is inturrupted in some beats and those beats are originating in the ventricle. Bot it does not mean that it is directly due to mi. But you can get pvcs with mi. Occasional pvcs are not serious but if it comes from many foci and in runs it can be seriou. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more