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Doctor insights on: Premature Ventricular Ectopics

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Are premature ventricular contraction or ectopic heartbeats dangerous to me?

Are premature ventricular contraction or ectopic heartbeats dangerous to me?

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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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What is the usual dose of propranolol needed to suppress frequent ventricular ectopics? I take 50mg daily, divided into 3 doses. I am just curious.

What is the usual dose of propranolol needed to suppress frequent ventricular ectopics? I take 50mg daily, divided into 3 doses. I am just curious.

Ventricular ectopics: There is no specific dose for this, any dose up to maximally tolerated FDA approved can be used; subject to individual variation and co morbid conditions. I a curious-how do u divide 50 into 3 doses? ...Read more

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Moms holter test shows ventricular ectopic beats.In 89307 beats total aw 133,isolated 112,pairs 4,abberant 0,runs 3&run beats 13.rhythym is sinus.help?

Not enough info: What distinguishes the significance of a rhythm disturbance is what the condition of the heart is, not the rhythm per se. Your mother needs an evaluation which includes information about how strong her heart is and whether she has evidence of blocked arteries. Other considerations are what meds she takes, her use of nicotine, alcohol and caffeine, and what symptoms, if any, she has. Warm wishes. ...Read more

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I had one pair of ventricular ectopic beats on my holter monitor. Their were also 37 isolated. Is this normal? Echo & stress test were fine.

I had one pair of ventricular ectopic beats on my holter monitor. Their were also 37 isolated. Is this normal? Echo & stress test were fine.

Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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