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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What are premature ventricular contractions?

What are premature ventricular contractions?

See below : Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: premature ventricular contraction?

Extra beat: A premature ventricular contraction is an extra beat from the bottom of the heart. Any cell in the heart can cause a heart beat but most usually stay quiet and defer to the main electrical system. Occasionally a single cell can fire off on its own causing an extra, or what many people refer to as a "skipped" beat, much like a muscle twitch. ...Read more

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I have premature ventricular contractions and I'm wondering if they were caused by anxiety.

I have premature ventricular contractions and I'm wondering if they were caused by anxiety.

No: Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. In your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks. Anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms but are not the cause. ...Read more

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Are premature ventricular contractions more dangerous than others? Thanks

Pvcs: Pvcs alone carry very little risk unless there is compromised heart function At that point the work up changes to asses quantity and consideration of eliminating the focus with ablation. Pacs from The atrium are also benign but increased frequency can be a warning for other arrhythmia S such as afib ...Read more

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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

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It shows I had over 35000 premature ventricular contractions in 24 hours while wearing a holter monitor, any med I should take?

It shows I had over 35000 premature ventricular contractions in 24 hours while wearing a holter monitor,  any med I should take?

Need evaluation: You have an excessive number of PVC's. If the monitor is accurate this is a potential health concern that can lead to development of a cardiomyopathy. You need a thorough evaluation. There are both medical and interventional treatments that will prevent future health concerns. You should see a cardiologist and or electrophysiologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Is premature ventricular contraction a health risk and what are the precautions needed by a client having this kind of dysrhythmia?

Is premature ventricular contraction a health risk and what are the precautions needed by a client having this kind of dysrhythmia?

Generally not: A big concern but they can make people symptomatic. Hydration and reducing stress can be very effective at minimizing these but if still problematic medication can also help. ...Read more

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Is feeling a PVC(premature ventricular contraction) any more dangerous than not feeling them??Mine are benign but they are killing my anxiety

Is feeling a PVC(premature ventricular contraction) any more dangerous than not feeling them??Mine are benign but they are killing my anxiety

No!: one the great mysteries in my practice is why some patients feel PVCs and why some do not. There is no correlation between severity, frequency, or risk. The main issue regarding PVCS is excluding structural heart disease and ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease (heart vessel blockages) is quite unlikely in your age group. An exercise stress echocardiogram will clarify all those issues ...Read more

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Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous?Read that prexcitaion can cause death??

Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous?Read that prexcitaion can cause death??

Atrial arrhythmias: Most probably you don't have preexcitation. You probably have atrial ectopics (extra beats) common with stress, caffeine, hormonal changes, lack of sleep. Rare for pre-excitation to cause death. ...Read more

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What is a premature ventricular contraction in your heart?

What is a premature ventricular contraction in your heart?

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

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Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Probably not: Sometimes abnormal beats ca n become more frequent with poor circulation in the heart. (from blood vessel disease or diabetes), but often it is a benign condition that never causes you trouble. ...Read more

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Premature ventricular contractions and dizziness or lightheadedness. Does that mean not enough blood to my head?

Premature ventricular contractions and dizziness or lightheadedness.  Does that mean not enough blood to my head?

PVCs AND DIZZINESS: If there is run of pvcs and you are dizzy it can mean not enough blood going to your head, but it can be due to other causes like blockage to the carotid arteries that carry blood to the brain and you should get that checked along with a ekg to find out the cause.Id there is significant blockagre to the blood flow then it can be corrected will prevent ischemic stroke.If the arrythmia is caus corre. ...Read more

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Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?

Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?

No: Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. In your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks and have no relationship to future risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?

Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?

PVCs: Occasional premature vantricular contractions are fairly common and typically would not need any specific treatment. However cutting back on caffiene and alcohol should help. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions, meaning irregular heart rhythm.?

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions, meaning irregular heart rhythm.?

Speak to cardio: There are several forms of PVC if you are having several a minute spaced apart then there is little to worry about or do. If they are occurring two or three in a row then you should consider medication or a conduction study. Discuss this with a board certified cardiologist ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more