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Doctor insights on: Ventricular Bigeminy

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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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I have been told that I have atrial and ventricular bigeminy. Can they occur together or always separate?

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

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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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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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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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What are premature ventricular contractions?

What are premature ventricular contractions?

See below : 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. ...Read more

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Are premature ventricular contractions more dangerous than others? Thanks

Are premature ventricular contractions more dangerous than others? Thanks

Pvcs: 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

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I have premature ventricular contractions and I'm wondering if they were caused by anxiety.

I have premature ventricular contractions and I'm wondering if they were caused by anxiety.

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

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It shows I had over 35000 premature ventricular contractions in 24 hours while wearing a holter monitor, any med I should take?

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

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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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Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Probably not: 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. ...Read more

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

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.Id 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

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Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?

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

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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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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