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Doctor insights on: Protocol For Diagnosing Benign Pvcs

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Is there any correlation between benign pvcs and reflux?

Is there any correlation between benign pvcs and reflux?

Could be: Anything that increases sympathetic tone (adrenaline like responses) such as pain or discomfort could increase the frequency of pvcs. ...Read more

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Is exercise good for benign PVCs? Will it reduce their frequency? If so, how much exercise?

Is exercise good for benign PVCs? Will it reduce their frequency? If so, how much exercise?

Pvc: Some pvc s decrease with exercise-meaning during exercise, not that exercising make them go away completely. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Depnds: Pvcs can be benign or very serious, it depends if the left ventricle is normal or not, history of syncope etc., in a healthy patient with normal ventricle just noting a PVC is usually benign. ...Read more

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Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

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

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Have Metoprolol for benign pvcs. Scared to take the 25mg tablet. Can I start with a 1/4 dose and work up?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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For benign pvc's, is there any correlation between them and cortisol? Any correlation with and pvc's? Any cure? Techniques to stop them?

For benign pvc's, is there any correlation between them and cortisol? Any correlation with <anything> and pvc's? Any cure? Techniques to stop them?

Well: Certain medications, stress, alcohol, caffeine, illegal drugs can make it worse. If you are having only occasional pvcs they often aren't treated. More significant episodes can be treated ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with benign pvcs. Are they dangerous in any way?

My doctor diagnosed me with benign pvcs. Are they dangerous in any way?

Doubtful: Almost every one of us has occasional pvcs. When monitored, these are common and rarely worrisome. Usually we check some basic labs and if indicated we check the heart's structure (echocardiogram), but for rare pvcs even these are often not necessary. ...Read more

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What are some techniques to stop benign pvc's? (I don't drink caffeine or smoke.)

What are some techniques to stop benign pvc's? (I don't drink caffeine or smoke.)

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

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS? Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS? Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Often helpful: And lowering caffeine intake, getting more sleep, are some other issues.
There are not long term problems with beta blockers; side effects occur soon after starting and often get milder in short order as you get used to them (fatigue). ...Read more