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Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Yes: In the sense that they can come from different parts of the heart & will look different. ...Read more

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Almost everyone gets PVCS and PACS but why do they happen?Why once you feel them you become so scared of them?

Almost everyone gets PVCS and PACS but why do they happen?Why once you feel them you become so scared of them?

Ectopy: premature beats could be a random, nonspecific electrical activity, others could relate to strain to the heart or a pathology -- so they can be benign or pathologic, and required further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

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

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How good is atenolol for PVCS and PACS?Will it help?I feel them about 4-5 daily. I take 25mg atenolol

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

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Can PVCs and PACS be caused by extra adrenalin? Got dysautonomia and standing increases adrenalin and HR levels. If it does are they harmful?

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