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Doctor insights on: Ventricular Bigemini

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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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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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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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What can be done about bigeminy?

What can be done about bigeminy?

Cause: There are some reversible or underlying causes of bigeminy and ventricular ectopy which should be evaluated first. If none can be identified, betablockers or other antiarrhythmic drugs may be helpful. Electrophysiologic evaluation may be able to offer alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Is a bigemini dangerous?

Is a bigemini dangerous?

Bigeminy: Bigeminy is when the heart rhythm repeats in groups of two beats. This may be normal beat +atrial premature or normal beat plus ventricular premature(or other two beat combo's); it can be seen in normal folks and in people with cardiac abnormalities; discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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What can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

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

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What? Can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What? Can cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Usually this means ventricular bigeminy and that relates to irritability on the bottom of the heart. Can be because of things such as stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, cocaine. It can also be related to heart disease so you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a "bigeminy arrhythmia" and is it serious?

What is a "bigeminy arrhythmia" and is it serious?

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 more

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What are some things that cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

What are some things that cause bigeminy arrhythmia?

Many: Bigeminy means that every other beat arises prematurely causing a regularly irreglar rhythm in a cadence similar to 2 eighth notes followed by a rest and repeating. Electrolyte imbalance, caffeine, excess thyroid hormone, xs alcohol, decongestants, nicotine, stress, lack of sleep are typical. Ischemia and cardiomyopathy should be ruled out. Often no cause can be found. There are also rare causes. ...Read more

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I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

I can purposely cause bigeminy PACS and pauses when going from standing to soon as I lay down. Know this from palps and viewing Alivecor. Any ideas?

PAC's: Probably NOT a good thing to be doing this. and as to why you are having these - I would make an appointment with your doctor for labs and an EKG. While PAC's are generally benign - the ability to cause them needs to be assessed as it may mean you can cause other arrythmias which could be lethal. Get yourself checked out ...Read more