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Pac Pvc Question
Almost everyone gets PVCS and PACS but why do they happen?Why once you feel them you become so scared of them?
What is causing pvcs/pacs from slouching, lying down, quickly standing or stopping. Theyve been cleared benign but what's causes this from these stance?
Usually : no cause: In the majority of cases, no cause can be found. That said, check your electrolytes for deficiency: magnesium and potassium. Avoid stimulants: nicotine and caffeine. Check thyroid (TSH). Get plenty of rest. Avoid stress. If all those fail, they'll either go away by themselves (they often do) or you'll need medication to help. ...Read more
Never: Pacs and pvcs never can cause sudden death which is due to ventricular fibrillation or asystole. The substrate for those is serious, underlying structural heart disease such as occurs during or after heart attacks or with rare congenital diseases (like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or long qt syndrome). ...Read more
How good is atenolol for PVCS and PACS?Will it help?I feel them about 4-5 daily. I take 25mg atenolol
Atenolol: the drug is a good starting point if treatment is truly needed, The main reason for treating for most people is for the 'bother' of the palpitation. If they need treatment for this then the endpoint is you feel good enough. Different doses work for different folks and no drug is 100% effective. Often decreasing the symptoms is enough. ...Read more
Can PVCs and PACS be caused by extra adrenalin? Got dysautonomia and standing increases adrenalin and HR levels. If it does are they harmful?
Possible: The extra heartbeats and the rapid heartbeat could be related to adrenaline, which may be in response to your dysautonomia. You may need to consider having your physician have you see a cardiologist if he is any question. From what you're telling me this is not anything dangerous. Your physician should help clarify the setting. ...Read more