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Protocol For Diagnosing Benign Pvcs
Pvc: Some pvc s decrease with exercise-meaning during exercise, not that exercising make them go away completely. ...Read more
I have multiform pvcs. I am seeing an ep he says they are benign, but they scare me. Should I get a second opinion? I'm scared it will turn vt or vf
EP are experts: If you would like a second opinion, see another ep. Make sure to bring complete records and test results. You're already seeing the expert-level docs in this. As anesthesiologist, I would be very interested in a note from ep summarizing findings and test reports if you ever needed anesthesia services. ...Read more
I have benign pvcs. They have become much more frequent since premenopausal symptoms. Sometimes every couple beats for hours. Anything to do to help?
Yes: Beta blockers are the first line of therapy. If they don't provide adequate relief, they are combined with a 1c agent. There are other treatments as well. Ask your doctor about prescribing this/these. If he's not comfortable with that, ask for a referral to a cardiologist. I see people with pvcs everyday. ...Read more
Can someone please tell me why do I feel my benign PVCS?? They are driving me nuts!!! im always expecting them now. Only get about 4 a day that I feel
If: "isolated", calm down/deal with the sev seconds of the arrhythmia-like I do with mine. If they are longer lasting runs that is more important. Eat a calming high fiber whole foods 90 % vegan diet that is high in potassium & magnesium = heart calming. Avoid sweets, refined carbs, caffeine, alcohol, very hot & very cold drinks. Perhaps Bystolic, (nebivolol) a benign beta blocker for as necessary use. Www. Thepmc ...Read more
What is causing pvcs/pacs from slouching, lying down, quickly standing or stopping. They've 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
My dr has just told me that I have a rare pvcs that is benign but he doesn't know where its coming from. How can it be benign if he don't know where fro?
PVC's: Pvc's are common especially the older we get, and generally benign. Our treatments are generally more dangerous than having pvc's. However, sometimes an electrolyte abnormality will make these more common so it is important that if there is a sudden start or increase that we look at those. This involves some simple blood work. ...Read more
Have Metoprolol for benign pvcs. Scared to take the 25mg tablet. Can I start with a 1/4 dose and work up?
Why?: What are your fears? 25 mg is very low dose, many doctors start at 100 mg. It would be a waste of time and a waste of your medication to decrease your dose to 1/4. You need to discuss your specific concerns with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I have benign pvcs. I've had them for a few days off and on due to anxiety, can anxiety cause them to last off and on for days?
I understand pvc in healthy are benign, if pvc occur during exercise can it still be benign? Do healthy people sometimes have pvc with exertion?
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
I have benign PVCs. Seen on holter cardio dr says no worry. Given 20 mg propranolol 1x daily. Is it possible to take half in am Nd half at night.?
Maybe: If the propanolol medicine you are taking is not the long acting version, then you could break the tablet in half. You should ask your pharmacist or doctor before you do this. ...Read more
For benign pvc's, is there any correlation between them and cortisol? Any correlation with
and pvc's? Any cure? Techniques to stop them?
Cough: When you feel them, cough. Get plenty of sleep. Avoid stress if possible. Don't sleep on your left side. It would be useful to check your potassium, magnesium, and thyroid stimulating hormone levels. A 24 hour Holter exam would also be useful to quantitate how many you have. (>10% of total beats needs treatment). Most of the time, benign PVCs will go away over a week or 2. If not, seek help. ...Read more
I have pvc's and I also see a cardiologist they say thare benign but to feel them is so frightening?
There are many ways: Of dealing with PVC's including drug therapy and invasive electrophysiology ablation. You are a consumer, find another opinion if you don't like the answers you've received. Look for a Board certified Cardiologist or preferably an Electrophysiologist for management of this problem. ...Read more
Okay to take Vicodin when one has benign pvc's? Bad back. (Had tests to confirm) Will Vicodin exacerbate them?
OK to use: Won't exacerbate PVCs.Get a more detailed answer ›
PVCs for a week and a half. EKG saw a couple, dr said completely benign. Still happen with exercise, is that worrisome?
Variable: Premature ventricle contractions P V C are common in patient doing exercise. And the rate for minutes let you know if is normal or abnormal. ...Read more
My PVC'S are benign but they are killing me only get like 6 a day that I feel. I don't know what to do with my life!! Anxiety killing me.?
Anxiety = worrying: About things that may not happen or, if they do, may not hurt you. If 24-hour monitoring of your heart rate & rhythm shows nothing for you to " obsess" about, but you can't stop, see your primary care for referrals to a psychiatrist & psychologist for evaluation & treatment of anxiety disorders. Chronic anxiety alters levels & functions of brain chemicals, so address it now. ...Read more
I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?
Fairly common: Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats. Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor. ...Read more
I have pvcs that happen only when I have a fast heartrate. Drs says they are benign. But I have read benign happen at rest only. Which is true?
What you read --: Generally, what you read is true -- PVC at rest is much more benign than PVC with exercise. Please see a cardiologist if this continues --. ...Read more
I have pvcs and tach. I've had stress tests, echo, ekgs, holters and see a electro. He says benign. How do I get more detailed tests to be sure?
Stress: Pvcs and tacicardia can be uncomfortable, but not necessarily dangerous. Thre are a variety of causes. If these are benign, as your tests indicate, I would recommend a psychological evaluation including psychological tests to determine sources of possible stress. If stress is the culprit, there are a variety of therapy techniques that can help. ...Read more
New to this doc said I have benign pvcs they lasted 12 hours yesterday why are they getting worse scares me seem they get worse after I eat why?
Palpitations: Consider that some of your symptoms may also be PACs, extra beats from the upper chamber of the heart. If you notice these symptoms with meals, you should consider adjusting your diet - limit caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, etc. And also reduce your portions. Check with your doctor that your current medication dose is OK and consider having a rhythm monitor that can be reviewed by a doctor. ...Read more
Why are some pvcs felt more strongly than others and why do they occur many times a day some days and not even once other days? Benign? No heart dise
Adrenaline surges...: Please see my answer to your previous question. ...Read more