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Treatments For Ventricular Bigeminy
I have been told that I have atrial and ventricular bigeminy. Can they occur together or always separate?
Atrial means the: Top part of your heart. Ventricular means the bottom part of your heart. Bigeminy means every other beat is early. Since the electrical activity of the atrium is separated from the ventricle by the AV node it is potentially possible to have both atrial and ventricular bigeminy simultaneously. I would imagine it to be more likely that these rhythms would occur independently. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Common: They are common, never normal altho typically benign. And yes, they can go undetected many times. ...Read more
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
Holter 48 hr showed 31 xtra beats from atria. If they cause premature ventricular contractions is it dangerous? Read that prexcitaion can cause death??
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. I'd 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
I have premature ventricular contractions. My son has a ventricular septal defect. Is there any linkage between the two? Thank you.
PVCs: VSD can cause PVCs. There is no other linkage that I am aware of. ...Read more
How relevant are premature ventricular contractions in idiopathic cardiac arrest? Are there any preceding symptoms?
PVCs are common: Rarely PVC hitting badly in ekg in cycle can cause arrythmias including VT v fib. ...Read more
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
Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?
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
Cardiologist said premature ventricular contractions were causing me to pass out. BP 118/100 HR 105 at appt. Does Pvc cause high BP? Is PVC result of high BP? Is it bad my system and dia are so close together?
PCPs NOT RELATED/BP:
Pcps are not caused directly due to high blood pressure and pvcs do not cause high bp. Your systolic and diastolic are not that close together, but you do have highbp
discuss your concerns with your cardiologist as you do need to get your BP controlled and rhythm taken care of as you are passing out and that is a serious symptom/sign and needs to be taken care of. ...Read more
Does premature ventricular contractions shorten life expectancy? If heart is healthy and no family history of heart disease, should it be a concern?
If you show no signs of heart disease and have no family history can you live your whole life with premature ventricular contractions? Life expectancy?
PVC: In the absence of electrolyte abnormality, structural or functional heart disease these single events are considered benign occurences ...Read more
How can I get rid of benign premature ventricular contractions? Seen doctors, cardiologist done EKG, ECO, X-ray B blockers nothing works what am I missing
MRI and supplement: I had a patient like you. We proceeded to do a cardiac MRI after initial test to r/o arrythmogenuc right ventricular dysplasia (it was negative). I sent him for an ablation procudere, andit was successful. He represented 6 years later with a recurrence initiated by alcohol use. It was stopped after he seized using alcohol, and used CoQ10 and magnesium. I would suggest you try this route. ...Read more
Typically, if your child requires closure of his/her vsd, the proper therapy is open heart surgery. However, the outcomes of surgery are better than in the past, with safer anesthesia, improved cardiopulmonary bypass, better critical care, and less morbidity.
It is not typical for catheter-based closure to be appropriate for vsds in children. ...Read more
Right ventricle: R vent conduction delay, or right bundle branch block, can be a incidental finding without any effects, but also can be seen in some structural heart problems, like atrial septal defect (hole in atrium septum). A cardiologist can help, perhaps with an echocardiogram of the heart to rule out structural problems. ...Read more
Peds cardiologist: Treatment will depend on the underlying reason for right ventricular conduction delay in a 6 year old. See a pediatric cardiologist for discussion on treatment options. Miami, FL came up as your location, if so, ask your pediatrician for a referral to the Miami Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Department or another cardiology group. ...Read more
Dr. F. discussed: Acute care. At the time of discharge from the NICu, an MRI of the brain is most predictive of outcome. The NICU will give you contact info for your state's Early Intervention Program. Enroll your baby & start services right away, even though you probably won't see any signs of motor impairment, as Occupational & Physical Therapy can minimize development of abnormal motor patterns. ...Read more
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