treatments for ventricular bigeminy

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Dr. Mark Rasak answered:

My father 70yr ,diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.is it dangerous?can amiodarone help controlling it?treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends

Arrhythmia
The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then EPS may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs,liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Ventricular Bigeminy. At age 29yr. old female, following a cone biopsy, I had a reading of Ventricular Bigeminy. A stress test was normal. treatment?

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Best treatment is evaluation to make sure you do not have underlying structural or physiologic heart disease ( sounds like that has already been done) then to leave you alone if no abnormality is detected. Medications can suppress the extra beats but do not improve survival.
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Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Usually benign

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Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a premature beat, it's called ventricular bigeminy. When every 3rd beat is premature, it's called ventricular trigeminy, and so on. Bottom line: with a normal heart, these patterns are completely benign and don't need treatment unless very troubling.
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Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

No

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in the absence of any other evidence of heart disease, particularly coronary or ischemic heart disease, ventricular bigeminy is a benign rhythm that usually causes neither symptoms nor problems, and often comes and goes. There is generally no reason to treat it. If your doctor has concern, a Holter monitor can be applied for 24 hours to see if there are any truly worrisome arrhythmias.
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What are premature ventricular contractions?

Early heart beats

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PVCs, are contractions of the large pumping chambers of your heart that occur before the top half of the heart signals the bottom half it is time to contract. Some people feel them, some don't. They can be harmless or they can be the first warning of an impending heart attack. If you have them, you need to be evaluated by your doc esp if you have risk factors, high bp, high chol, smoker, fam hx,
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Dr. Daniel Steffy answered:

Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Probably not

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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.
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Dr. Eric M. Toloza answered:

Is myocardial infarction more likely with premature ventricular contractions happening?

Possibly

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depends if PVCs are becoming more frequent ... can potentially lead to ventricular tachycardia and possibly ventricular fibrillation, the latter essentially is cardiac arrest ...
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Are premature ventricular contractions normal if infrequent? And do they often times go unfelt?

Common

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They are common, never normal altho typically benign. And yes, they can go undetected many times.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

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

PVCs AND DIZZINESS

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
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How relevant are premature ventricular contractions in idiopathic cardiac arrest ? Are there any preceding symptoms ?

PVCs are common

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Rarely PVC hitting badly in ekg in cycle can cause arrythmias including VT V fib
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