Top
10
Doctor insights on: Pvc Complications

Share
2

2
Is it normal for pvcs to last as long as 30 min? Most of mine come when i lie down and usually in sets of 3's. Should i be concerned?

Is it normal for pvcs to last as long as 30 min? Most of mine come when i lie down and usually in sets of 3's. Should i be concerned?

Not normal: It's common for people to feel pvcs more when they lie down. But if you have long periods of every 3rd beat being premature (trigeminy), you should be evaluated. The test of choice is a 24 hour holter exam in which you wear a monitor for 1 day. Commonly the evaluation also includes an echo, stress test, chest xray, and blood work for electrolytes, thyroid, magnesium and renal function. ...Read more

3

3
My pvc, s are made much worse by a small amount of salt in food, why?

My pvc, s are made much worse by a small amount of salt in food, why?

Volume overload: Perhaps you have salt sensitive hypertension -- the addition of salt also causes volume overload and increases intracardiac pressure and strain --. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the cause of pvc's?

Pvc: There are several reasons for presence of PVCs. Sometimes you cannot find the reason. They come from the ventricles of the heart.sometimes it is an isolated problem and sometimes it comes with some other heart diseases. They may also be triggered by external factors such as drugs medications etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

PVC : In people with marked impairment of cardiac function, frequent PVC s increase the risk of vtach. In patients whose hearts appear normal, vtach would be rare. ...Read more

7

7
Can 2 pvcs in a row cause vtach?

Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventricular electrical impulse occurs during the recovery phase of the preceding beat, ventricular tachycardia can occur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I get doublet PVC is this dangerous ?

I get doublet PVC is this dangerous ?

Need more info: Many people get occasional PVCs. If the heart is structurally normal & healthy, these extra beats are not necessarily concerning, but we assess the risk of a sustained tachycardia (e.g., those ventricular beats happening in a series) which could be dangerous. How many PVCs, the number of origin sites & the tendency to happen in a row (e.g., with couplets, triplets or runs) may help determine risk. ...Read more

9

9
What is the potential outcome for pvc?

Inconsequential: If you are young, no heart, electrolyte anomaly. If you are taking some medication or overthe counter medications, street drugs dietary supplements can cause it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer