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Multifocal Pvcs In A Structuraally Normal Heart Are They Dangerous
I am getting a feeling of suction in the chest. Followed by a pause of the heart and then normal rhythm. Echo Normal. Other test's Normal to. PVC?
Pvc: Hard to answer in this format. Your best choice is to see physician, get a good medical and family history, examinaiton and ekg just to start. ...Read more
I have multifocal pvcs. I have read these a considered dangerous. If you havr aa structural normal heart is this still true? What treatment for these?
Yes with structural: Yes it can be serious in the presence of structural heart disease or ischemic heart disease. It requires further work up especially if you are symptomatic & possibly treatment. In the absence of heart disease & no electrolyte imbalance does not require treatment. ...Read more
May be a risk: As in earlier answer, multifocal pvcs may not need treatment. But you should have someone explore for possible causes of pvcs that are reversible. These can be from such things as caffeine, alcohol, other drugs, medications, thyroid disease, and some other illnesses. Some people have many pvcs. We learned that sometimes treatment can be worse than the funny rhythm. But there can be a risk so see doc. ...Read more
Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?
May not need treatin: Depending on your age and risk factors you may need a stress test. If you feel well and no structural heart disease nothing more needs be done beyond making sure electrolytes are normal. Treatment indicated if you are significantly symptomatic and heart pump is weak. ...Read more
I read that multifocal pvcs are usually in a diseased heart. But my dr is not worries about mine. Should I be concerned? Can ablation be performed?
Can someone with a normal EKG and EKG treadmill stress test still have structural heart problems? Frequent pvc's. Few paired/multifocal. Will it show?
I've read that multifocal pvcs are not benign, but me ep says they are. I'm 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
What causes multifocal pvcs, what is the treatment for multifocal pvcs, and how dangerous are they?
PVCs: For the most part, they're benign. They're premature ventricular contractions that arise from different sites in the ventricle. There's not overwhelming evidence that in healthy people with asymptomatic pvcs that they're at risk for anything bad happening, and most docs wouldn't treat people with asymptomatic pvcs. But if you have other heart problems, you should consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more
I've had 4 ekgs, 2 stress, 6 holters, mri, cat 4 echos. Are these enough test see if structrallu normal? What could be causing multifocal pvcs?
Too many: I hope that all these tests were not ordered by the same physician, at least not within a short time. The repeated tests you list, if all normal, are more than enough to definitively exclude structural heart disease. "multifocal pvcs", in-and-of-themselves, are not life - threatening. They need treatment only if they cause troubling symptoms, or if there is underlying heart disease. See an ep doc. ...Read more
Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?
PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip. Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable. ...Read more
Multifocal PVC for years, done mri, 3 echos, multiple holters, stress test, no structural heart problems. Benign. Now many recovery pvc. Significance?
Probably benign: Many people have pvcs - if all your tests are normal and you have no symptoms it's likely benign. ...Read more
I just found out that I have multifocal pvcs. My dr doesn't seem worried. Should I be? What questions should I ask my dr?
PVC's are normal: The finding of pvc's in a 33 year old is not cause for alarm. You may want to see a cardiologist for further reassurance but this is not at all necessary. ...Read more
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
Pvc abltation: For unofficial yes, but success for multifocal is lower. ...Read more
I had 105 multifocal pvcs on my last holter test. If these pvcs are bad and can trigger deadly arrythmias why isn't my dr worried?
This is not an: Uncommon finding. Pvcs are frequently benign. You should feel reassured your physician is not concerned. ...Read more
What are the causes of ventricular irritabilty? Why does it. Cause multifocal pvcs? And are multifocal deadly? How. Are they treated?
Cardiac arrhythmias are a complex issue and best left for your cardiologist to deal with. Occasional pvcs in an otherwise health person are harmless, however, in association with other heart disease these can be life threatening. See this site for information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/premature-ventricular-contractions/ds00949. ...Read more
It sounds: Like you have been evaluated in detail for structural heart disease based on the procedures reported and undergoing some management of PVCs based on your reported use of atenolol. Assuming no concerning finding has been found, there isn't necessarily a reason you couldn't exercise. With all of your testing, I suspect you've seen a cardiologist and should feel comfortable asking about this. ...Read more
PVC tend to bebenign: Whether univocal or multifocal PVC does not confer high risk. They tend not to be life threatening. ...Read more
Are multiple PVCs in a row dangerous - if all other cardiological workup normal? Sometimes it feels like my heart skips 3 or 4 beats in a row.
Arrhythmia so??: Sometimes you feel like like heart is skipping a beat but it really is not. The definitive test is called a Holter monitor where they attach ecg leads to you and to a small recording device, like a Sony Walkperson. You then go about your normal day while it is recording your EKG contintinuously for anywhere from 6 hrs to 30 days. You return they remove it and if you have a real arrhythmia it will ...Read more
Are pvcs as scary as they might feel dangerous considering you have no underlying heart disease and a normal eko? Been gettin quite a few.
I get frequent pvcs or pacs in my heart everyday, blood test are normal and ecg is normal too but holter shows the pvcs or pacs. Is it dangerous?
PVCs, PACs: In general random pacs and pvcs don't mean a whole lot. You should discuss with the doctor who knows you best and has access to all your information. You likely have nothing to worry about, but can't give you reassurance without more information. ...Read more
Can Sinus Tachycardia cause pvc and/or other form of arhytmia? If heart is normal and all tests ok (didnt do holter but rest yes) can it be dangerous?
Sinus tachy: Sinus tachycardia does not lead to PVC or other unusual arrhythmias. However sinus tachycardia, although most of the time healthy response, sometimes there are reasons to have inappropriate sinus tachycardia or other causes such as hyperthyroidism or anemia. If sinus tachycardia is the dominant rhythm during day time, it needs evaluation by an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Heart started doing pvcs like du dudu du dudu du du for 20-30 secs. Ecg, echo, cardiac MRI normal. Male 22. Got dysautonomia. Is this dangerous?
Generally not: Pvcs are common especially as one ages. Are you taking any meds that could play a role? ...Read more
Yes and No: The ticklish part is determining "normal" as that depends on the sophistication of the tests. Pvcs resulting in loss of consciousness are not benign. Pvcs causing just palpitations with a normal echo, ekg, and no evidence of coronary disease or other significant structural abnormality are benign. General rule: the health of the heart, not the # of pvcs determines benignity. Family hx counts too. ...Read more
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
I've been suffering with PVC's etc on and of for a few years. However I have a structurally normal heart, which is good, can I still go into V-TACH?
Possible but unlikel: It is very unlikely for someone with a structurally normal heart to have VT. Anything is possible, so if you have spells of rapid heart beat and feel like you could pass out, you should have further testing. But in general, it's not something that is considered to be a risk. ...Read more
Drs say my heart's heathly I get pvc& pacs daily for 20years, 30 now. They can be forceful at times, worried they might turn dangerous in the future?
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