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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Ventricular bigeminy. At age 29yr. Old female, following a cone biopsy, i had a reading of ventricular bigeminy. A stress test was normal. Treatment?

Ventricular bigeminy.

At age 29yr. Old female, following a cone biopsy, i had a reading of ventricular bigeminy. A stress test was normal. Treatment?

See below.: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Please explain why does ventricular bigeminy occur?

Please explain why does ventricular bigeminy occur?

V bigeminy: Bigeminy can occur in pathologic and in otherwise normal conditions. It can be seen with biochemical abnormalities and with structural and physiologic abnormalities. In short, there is no single cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Behzad Pavri
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Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Usually benign: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Are premature ventricular contractions normal if infrequent? And do they often times go unfelt?

Are premature ventricular contractions normal if infrequent? And do they often times go unfelt?

Common: They are common, never normal altho typically benign. And yes, they can go undetected many times. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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What are premature ventricular contractions?

What are premature ventricular contractions?

Early heart beats: 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, . ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Ganji
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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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Dr. Videh Mahajan
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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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