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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Pvcs Of The Heart

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I have multifocal pvcs. I have read these a considered dangerous. If you havr aa structural normal heart is this still true? What treatment for these?

I have multifocal pvcs. I have read these a considered dangerous. If you havr aa structural normal heart is this still true? What treatment for these?

Yes with structural: Yes it can be serious in the presence of structural heart disease or ischemic heart disease. It requires further work up especially if you are symptomatic & possibly treatment. In the absence of heart disease & no electrolyte imbalance does not require treatment. ...Read more

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Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?

Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?

May not need treatin: Depending on your age and risk factors you may need a stress test. If you feel well and no structural heart disease nothing more needs be done beyond making sure electrolytes are normal. Treatment indicated if you are significantly symptomatic and heart pump is weak. ...Read more

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When my heart rates gets above 100 my pvcs start getting bad. Somerimes bigeminal. Dr doesn't seem worried. But what would cause pvcs at fast hr?

When my heart rates gets above 100 my pvcs start getting bad. Somerimes bigeminal. Dr doesn't seem worried. But what would cause pvcs at fast hr?

Cardiology eval: Frequent pvcs/ fast heart rate are not to be ignored. You may have an underlying coronary artery disease or magnesium deficiency, also you may benefit from a beta locker. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling that the heart has stopped briefly then a rush feeling through body. It doesn't feel the same as a pvc. Had normal echo.

What could cause a feeling that the heart has stopped briefly then a rush feeling through body. It doesn't feel the same as a pvc. Had normal echo.

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Anxiety causing pvc's? I didn't feel very anxious and then bam I got this massive skipped beat. I have had my heart checked. Its fine. Is it normal?

Anxiety causing pvc's? I didn't feel very anxious and then bam I got this massive skipped beat. I have had my heart checked. Its fine. Is it normal?

Need more info...: Answer is "sometimes." if you are otherwise in good or excellent health, and particularly since you are younger, the pvcs can actually be "brought out" by the psns that puts the brakes on the stress (sns) system. So it is not uncommon that when you get to rest / lie down / etc., that you notice all the odd-beats come out. Usually stress hormones overdrive these due to speed. ...Read more

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Are pac's and pvc's of the heart dangerous?

Are pac's and pvc's of the heart dangerous?

PVC's and PAC's: Premature atrial and ventricular contractions or extra heartbeats may be considered normal in a heathly young adult. These extra heartbeats may be aggravated by pain, anxiety, stimulant drugs, medications and foods like caffeine. Although generally benign, pac's and pvc's may reflect underlying heart disease, anemia, electrolyte or endocrine conditions. Urgent eval if chest pain, sob or syncope. ...Read more

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What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

What are the causes of PVC besides heart issues?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Are pvcs the common cause of skipped heart beats?

Are pvcs the common cause of skipped heart beats?

Yes: Premature ventricular contractions (PVC) is the technical term for skip beats. ...Read more

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What is the cause of early heart beat but not PVC or pac?

What is the cause of early heart beat but not PVC or pac?

It's hard to say: Without seeing the ekg. My guesses include sinus arrythmia, multifocal atrial tachycardia, wandering pacemaker etc. See a cardiologist for any concerns. God bless u! http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/8887.Php. ...Read more

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My heart throws PVC I can feel them, can this be a problem.?

My heart throws PVC I can feel them, can this be a problem.?

Yes, can be.: Many times pvcs are normal. Sometimes they can be a marker for underlying heart problems such as high thyroid level, blockages in heart arteries, or abnormal heart muscle function.
Sometimes pvcs are worse with fatigue, stress, or caffeine. ...Read more

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Multifocal pvcs in a structuraally normal heart are they dangerous?

Multifocal pvcs in a structuraally normal heart are they dangerous?

Pvc: Hard to answer in this format. Your best choice is to see physician, get a good medical and family history, examinaiton and ekg just to start. ...Read more

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Is there any reason for heart PVC and PAC to occur around the same time?

Is there any reason for heart PVC and PAC to occur around the same time?

Possible: If the patient has enlarged atria (upper heart chambers) and myocardial ischemia, or low potassium level, then they can have both PACs and PVCs. ...Read more

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Can you get heart failure at a young age with no previous heart condition only PVCs?

Can you get heart failure at a young age with no previous heart condition only PVCs?

PVCs: PVCs alone are unlikely to cause heart failure unless associated with abnormal cardiac function. If the heart is otherwise normal, PVCs are usually not a cause for serious concern. ...Read more

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Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Atrial Fibrillation: Alcohol consumption, especially chronic is associated with atrial fibrillation. You need medical attention -- can be dangerous. Some people can be converted to normal rhythm with medications or clinical maneuvers, some need to be electrically cardioverted. Some need anticoagulant medications while the situation is being assessed and afterwards. ...Read more

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Ate something really salty and had a lot of PVCs / skipped heart beats that night. Could this be related?

Ate something really salty and had a lot of PVCs / skipped heart beats that night. Could this be related?

Skipped heart beats: Electrolyte imbalance can cause cardiac irregularities, Potassium and magnesium are well known for that, not particularly with sodium. Alcohol, caffeine and chocolate can cause skipped beats too.. ...Read more

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Are beta bl only given for symptomatic relieve of pvcs during exercise? Can it harm my heart if I just live with pvcs?

Are beta bl only given for symptomatic relieve of pvcs during exercise? Can it harm my heart if I just live with pvcs?

Harm if too many PVC: Symptomatic PVCs may cause distressing symptoms, and many patients with this condition take beta blocker regularly, not just with exercise. They generally do not harm the heart unless > 20% of your beats are PVCs. In such cases, a weakened heart muscle may develop, which is why it is important to use beta blocker or other med to suppress or reduce the % of PVCs. ...Read more

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I currently get about 20k PVCs a day but they are mainly triggered when my heart rate is low, basically while at rest. Why is that?

I currently get about 20k PVCs a day but they are mainly triggered when my heart rate is low, basically while at rest. Why is that?

PVC's are frequently: Heart rate related. Their intrinsic rate is superseded by your normal rate when you exercise. We do not treat them unless there are runs or dizziness ...Read more

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I have had pvcs for years, tonight my heart beat is very irregular and lower than usual, just a bad bout of pvcs or should I get checked?

I have had pvcs for years, tonight my heart beat is very irregular and lower than usual, just a bad bout of pvcs or should I get checked?

Evaluation of PVC's: I am not sure how you know you have PVC's-I assume from a previous evaluation. If you are having irregular heart beats and your heart rate is lower than what you are use to, you should call your doctor/cardiologist now and make arrangements for an evaluation which will probably be both an ECG and Holter monitor. I think any change in your HR from what you are use to requires an urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had pvcs for years, I am always told they are benign. I sometimes have thousands a day. I also have tmj, could tmj cause heart palps?

I have had pvcs for years, I am always told they are benign. I sometimes have thousands a day. I also have tmj, could tmj cause heart palps?

PVCs: Premature ventricular contractions are common. Most of the time they do not cause serious problems but if there are thousands of PVCs per day it can lead to worsening of heart function. A cardiologist can help figure out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing PVC/PVB's due to overdoing the cold medicine while ill. Is there away to support my heart returning to a more regular rhythm?

I am experiencing PVC/PVB's due to overdoing the cold medicine while ill. Is there away to support my heart returning to a more regular rhythm?

PVC: If it was secondary to those medications it should have resolved with the stop of the medications. The best thing to do is be evaluated and make sure you don't have an electrolyte or other abnormality. ...Read more

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Are multiple PVCs in a row dangerous - if all other cardiological workup normal? Sometimes it feels like my heart skips 3 or 4 beats in a row.

Arrhythmia so??: Sometimes you feel like like heart is skipping a beat but it really is not. The definitive test is called a Holter monitor where they attach ecg leads to you and to a small recording device, like a Sony Walkperson. You then go about your normal day while it is recording your EKG contintinuously for anywhere from 6 hrs to 30 days. You return they remove it and if you have a real arrhythmia it will ...Read more

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I get pvcs sometimes. Cardiologist said hearts fine after tests. Rarely ill get a PVC when exercising, is this any different and should I worry?

I get pvcs sometimes. Cardiologist said hearts fine after tests. Rarely ill get a PVC when exercising, is this any different and should I worry?

Normal: One of the characteristics of benign pvcs is that they are suppressed or overdriven by exercise (as opposed to ischemic pvcs which are worse with exercise). Yours sound benign and that seems to correlate with your test results. ...Read more

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Since PVCs may indicate slight risk of developing heart disease, what frequency of PVCs puts one in this category? 10-20 per day? Many more?

Since PVCs may indicate slight risk of developing heart disease, what frequency of PVCs puts one in this category? 10-20 per day? Many more?

No it's the type: It would have to be a LOT of PVC's to matter BUT
many in a row (7 or more) OR many different shapes of PVC's are signs of something serious. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with PVC's etc on and of for a few years. However I have a structurally normal heart, which is good, can I still go into V-TACH?

I've been suffering with PVC's etc on and of for a few years. However I have a structurally normal heart, which is good, can I still go into V-TACH?

Possible but unlikel: It is very unlikely for someone with a structurally normal heart to have VT. Anything is possible, so if you have spells of rapid heart beat and feel like you could pass out, you should have further testing. But in general, it's not something that is considered to be a risk. ...Read more

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Get pvcs/pacs but today felt heart pause for a beat and continue regularly 4 times/min. Norm echo waiting On 2wk holtor results. But never felt that?

Get pvcs/pacs but today felt heart pause for a beat and continue regularly 4 times/min. Norm echo waiting On 2wk holtor results. But never felt that?

YOU ARE: CONCENTRATING too deeply on your heart! Your anxiety is RULING! STOP IT! These "arrythmias" are more likely than not BENIGN!!! A word to the wise!

HOPING it HELPS!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I be not so obsessed by my heart rate? There is nothing wrong with my heart (checked), but sometimes I get these pvc's and they make me anxious

How can I be not so obsessed by my heart rate? There is nothing wrong with my heart (checked), but sometimes I get these pvc's and they make me anxious

PVC: Anxiety, stress, strenuous exercise, fear, anger and social anxiety cause palpitations. It is natural. You are doing behavior therapy, keep it up. You may want to check thyroid function. High thyroid can cause palpitations. Your ekg is normal so there is no congenital WPW syndrome. Also no coffee, alcohol or social drugs.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Drs say my heart's heathly I get pvc& pacs daily for 20years, 30 now. They can be forceful at times, worried they might turn dangerous in the future?

Drs say my heart's heathly I get pvc& pacs daily for 20years, 30 now. They can be forceful at times, worried they might turn dangerous in the future?

Extrasystoles: If you are concerned see your doctor for a cardiac evaluation. Likely you just have these as part of your normal physiology but a history, physical and perhaps echo could provide reassurance or perhaps a diagnosis of cause. ...Read more

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PVCs run rampant at times, & then I can go months/years with 0-5 each day-I've proven on EKGs that I can "feel" each & every one. "CAN" my heart be ok?

PVCs run rampant at times, & then I can go months/years with 0-5 each day-I've proven on EKGs that I can "feel" each & every one. "CAN" my heart be ok?

Most likely: In general PVC's are not harmful but they can also be an indicator of a weakened heart muscle, electrolyte imbalance or coronary artery disease. If you are having around 20% of all beats PVC's you can develop a cardiomyopathy. Check with your health care provider for a thorough cardiac work up. Periodic Echo, EKG and stress is appropriate and it appears you are getting these. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril20mg sertaline50mg wellbutrin150mg metprolol50mg nexuim50mg im29 the metproplol is for fast heart rate pvcs can I live long taking te?

I take lisinopril20mg sertaline50mg wellbutrin150mg metprolol50mg nexuim50mg im29 the metproplol is for fast heart rate pvcs can I live long taking te?

Lifestyle: To maximize your life expectancy make sure you:
1. eat a low-sugar high protein diet
2. no smoking, minimal alcohol consumption
3. see your doctor regularly
4. daily exercise for 30-60 mins (discuss with your cardiologist)
5. check your blood pressure and heart rate at home once or twice a day and keep a diary of the recordings. ...Read more

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If you feel your heart skip a beat, is that a PVC?

If you feel your heart skip a beat, is that a PVC?

Yes, most likely: The commonest cause for skipped beat is a PVC but it can also be a PAC. The only way to make certain is to get a EKG done by seeking help from your PCP. ...Read more

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My heart PVCs have started to get worse as I'm walking. But the cardiologist still can't find anything wrong with my heart. Still anxiety?

My heart PVCs have started to get worse as I'm walking. But the cardiologist still can't find anything wrong with my heart. Still anxiety?

On and on, until: Chronic Anxiety has a lot of staying power. It hangs on, even discovers new ways to bother you until you learn ways to avoid, reduce and manage it. Acute anxiety is functional - it's our species response to immediate threat. Chronic may be meaningless - it's just there. CBT therapy is very effective if you find a therapist you trust and work at learning. It's a good value for better living! Best! ...Read more

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Pvcs at a higher heart rate....Causes?

Coronary disease: Pvc's that increase with a higher heart rate are possibly caused by ischemia (insufficient oxygen supply to the heart) while pvc's that go away with exercise are usually benign. You should see a cardiologist and have a stress test. ...Read more

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What could be causing these heart pvc's?

What could be causing these heart pvc's?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Pvc are back wondering why no heart dissese?

Pvc are back wondering why no heart dissese?

Pvc's may be normal: Pvc's can be found in normal people-one common trigger is stress-just like a headache is not proof of a serious illness, pvc's come and go and are not necessarily proof of hear disease. ...Read more