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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
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
Maybe: This is a rhythm where the natural pacemaker is causing a beat and then the ventricular innate pacemaker causes a premature beat giving a normal beat followed by a PVC and repeating this process over and over. This is sometimes present and not issues are identified and tolerated well. Others may have underlying cardiovascular disease and this could be a harbinger of a significant problem. C pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Caffeine, Stress: Many healthy people have a type of irregular heart beat called pvcs (premature ventricular complexes) which are almost always harmless. When a premature beats occurs after each normal beat, it is called bigeminy. In susceptible people, caffeine, stress, and low potassium or magnesium can bring out bigeminy arrhythmia. ...Read more
Bigeminy 8 mnths post MI, lasts 6 to 8 hrs/day. No PVCs after wakin up in mornin but gets triggered soon after lunch, disappears on exercising. 64yr M?
PVCs after MI: Premature ventricular contractions are common after myocardial infarction; in some cases they indicate a higher risk of future problems. If there are many 1000s PVCs per day, heart function may worsen. After a heart attack almost all patients should be taking beta blocker, aspirin, a statin drug, and an ACE inhibitor. Discuss with your cardiologist or get a consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
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