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What Causes Multiform Pvcs And Are They Dangerous
Multiple foci: Multiform pvcs are premature ventricular contractions originating from different parts of the ventricle. Each point-of-origin will have a unique form on an ekg. This can be dangerous if it causes tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. If this is you, you should be under the care of a cardiologist. ...Read more
Yes: Need to check with an elecrophysiologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had pvcs for most of my life. Now I have high blood pressure too. Are the multiform pvcs dangerous now?
Pvc's in themselves: Are not dangerous- perhaps a holster 24 hour monitor is indicated see pcp. ...Read more
22yo M Extreme Tachy, Low HR, High HR, Missed Beat, Irregular HR Pair PVT Multiform PVC, Non Sustain VT, Pause. What could be the cause? 197+ at rest
PVC: Hi, the mutifocal PVC originates from different foci in Ventricle and therefore the QRSs are having different shape and voltage and it;s more dangerous because the ventricle is hyper excitable, the multiform PVC originates from one focus but the QRSs have different shape and voltage. ...Read more
I have multiform pvcs. I am seeing an ep he says they are benign, but they scare me. Should I get a second opinion? I'm scared it will turn vt or vf
EP are experts: If you would like a second opinion, see another ep. Make sure to bring complete records and test results. You're already seeing the expert-level docs in this. As anesthesiologist, I would be very interested in a note from ep summarizing findings and test reports if you ever needed anesthesia services. ...Read more
Depends: If you have had tests done to show no coronary artery disease (stress test), and no heart valve or heart muscle disease (such as an echocardiogram), frequently no treatment for multifocal pvc's is necessary. If, however, you have significant symptoms, such as marked palpitations or fainting, medications such as beta blockers can be used. Your doctor can decide this for you. ...Read more
PVC ablation: Hi, Yes if the PVCs are frequent and causing symptoms and decrease the quality of the life after a comprehensive evaluation including ECG, holter monitoring, TTE and possible Cardiac MRI, ablation could be considered as it's very safe and outcome is great, they map the heart to find the foci of the PVCs and then they ablate them, consult an EP doctor. ...Read more
Ablation: Hi, I think I answer your question last night, PVCs could cause dizziness, syncope and decrease quality of life and also decrease heart functionality, if the patient doesn't respond to medical management or the patient cannot tolerate medication then Ablation is offered which is very safe and treat the focus in heart that creates the PVCs and therefore improves the symptoms, quality of life and ...Read more
I gave big and trig pvcs, multifocal pvs, and multiform pvcs. As well as tachcardia. Ep and cardiologist have deemed ok. But im symptomic. Life-threat?
PVC tend to bebenign: Whether univocal or multifocal PVC does not confer high risk. They tend not to be life threatening. ...Read more
Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?
May not need treatin: Depending on your age and risk factors you may need a stress test. If you feel well and no structural heart disease nothing more needs be done beyond making sure electrolytes are normal. Treatment indicated if you are significantly symptomatic and heart pump is weak. ...Read more
Got home from the ER. I was having tachycardia and chest pressure. I was told I have multiform pvcs. I have a history of WPW & had heart ablations.?
What would cause my pvcs to feel more forceful amd is it dangerous? They feel differnt like there's a long than normal pause
What chemical imbalance in the body causes frequent pvc's (paired and multifocal)? Are they dangerous? Not low in mag. Could mag supp still help?
Calcium and potassium are pretty important.
If you smoke, stop. Smoking makes things worse quickly. Stop coffee and tea as well as energy drinks and no doze. If you are overweight you need to lose. If you are a couch potato, start mild exercise like walking. The exercise often improves the issue.
Finally, or possibly first, see your doctor. Pvcs as described can en up lethal. ...Read more
PVCs: There are pvcs associated with slow heart and with rapid heart, it isn't necessarily an evil implication with either situation. You should see your doctor to be evaluated to be sure they are benign pvcs. Usually if your echocardiogram is normal at your age they are benign. But your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
What causes multifocal pvcs, what is the treatment for multifocal pvcs, and how dangerous are they?
PVCs: For the most part, they're benign. They're premature ventricular contractions that arise from different sites in the ventricle. There's not overwhelming evidence that in healthy people with asymptomatic pvcs that they're at risk for anything bad happening, and most docs wouldn't treat people with asymptomatic pvcs. But if you have other heart problems, you should consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more
2 year old worked up for pvcs. Holter monitor for 4 hrs showed 3% pvcs, none in a row and many normal beats in between. Cause? Is this dangerous?
PVC's: 4 hours may not be to ascertain of PVC's ...Read more
What causes the fluttery pause feeling of a pvc? Cardiologist said I could take beta blockers if a nuisance. At what point are they dangerous?
PVC: After the extra beat there is a longer pause until the next beat which is what you feel. In general they aren't dangerous if you are otherwise normal. ...Read more
What could cause brief asystole? Is it dangerous? Heart feels like it stops briefly and get dizzy and pain nrmal echo and have pvcs also but not same.
Can Sinus Tachycardia cause pvc and/or other form of arhytmia? If heart is normal and all tests ok (didnt do holter but rest yes) can it be dangerous?
Sinus tachy: Sinus tachycardia does not lead to PVC or other unusual arrhythmias. However sinus tachycardia, although most of the time healthy response, sometimes there are reasons to have inappropriate sinus tachycardia or other causes such as hyperthyroidism or anemia. If sinus tachycardia is the dominant rhythm during day time, it needs evaluation by an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Can heart palpitations caused by anxiety and panic disorder be dangerous? I had ecg, echo and a 24 hour holter check out ok with 20+ PVC shown.
Palpitations: Can be caused by panic and anxiety disorders. But people suffering with panic and anxiety disorders can also have other common medical disorders manifested by palpitations. A simple ecg, echocardiogram and holter monitor do not adequately determine completely normal cardiac function. If they persist you need to pursue an explanation but with your doctor. This forum is inadequate. ...Read more
Pvc: They are not always dangerous. There are several factors which determines whether they are dangerous or not. Best to ask your doctor ...Read more
Generally not: Depending upon PVC burden (<15% is usually benign) but may be inconvenient. ...Read more
Not usually: We all have pvcs every day. Some people have a lot more. As long as you don't have any symptoms (dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath or chest tightness), you should be fine. If you do have symptoms or you become very concerned about them, have a cardiologist check your heart out. There are some very simple meds that can help. ...Read more
Pvc: There are several reasons for presence of PVCs. Sometimes you cannot find the reason. They come from the ventricles of the heart. Sometimes it is an isolated problem and sometimes it comes with some other heart diseases. They may also be triggered by external factors such as drugs medications etc. ...Read more
Need more info: Many people get occasional PVCs. If the heart is structurally normal & healthy, these extra beats are not necessarily concerning, but we assess the risk of a sustained tachycardia (e.g., those ventricular beats happening in a series) which could be dangerous. How many PVCs, the number of origin sites & the tendency to happen in a row (e.g., with couplets, triplets or runs) may help determine risk. ...Read more
PVCs are common: PVCs (Premature Ventricular Complexes) are common. Many normal people have a few PVCs. In some people they become more frequent. If there is no evidence of organic heart disease, with normal left ventricular function, and no ischemia (that is, no blockage in the coronary arteries), as shown by a normal EchoCG and a Stress test, PVCs are harmless. Anxiety may increase PVCs in some people. ...Read more
Usually Not: Pvc's are usually not dangerous. Sometimes increased frequency can lead to other heart arrhythmias, but this is less common. If bothersome, sometimes medication can be prescribed, and cutting out caffeine from the diet can be helpful. An ECG through your primary care provider or cardiologist would be appropriate at this time. ...Read more
The most common causes can be narrowed down based on a normal or abnormal heart structure (should be reported on your echocardiogram).
The heart pump is interrupted for a few seconds with a couplet causing a transient lack of blood flow & bad feeling. See your cardiologist & consider holter, stress, or EKG testing. Call 911 if pass out, chest pain, or breathless. ...Read more
Uncommon: PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) are beats that originate from the ventricles. An occasional single PVC can certainly be seen in normal hearts. Couplets (two pvcs in a row) r unusual, especially if frequent. They can be seen in a normal hearts. Nonetheless, I would recommend a noninvasive workup (ECG, echo. 24 hour monitor, and stress test) to be sure everything is ok. Good luck. ...Read more
Ii have pvcs frequent, multifocal and form, couplets, and big ad trig. Are pvcs mote common in lv. Or rv? Is one more dangerous than the othee?
Freq, multifocal PVC: Pvcs mainly originate from the rv outflow tract, but some originate from from the lv outflow tract, mitral and tricuspid valve annulus. A major concern is that pvcs may initiate vt, polymorphic VT and ventricular fibrillation. This risk associated with pvcs is usually limited to patients with significant underlying heart disease or at risk of developing heart disease. Need to see a cardiologist. ...Read more
My question was whether it will cause more PVCs at that dose 25mg. It was given to calm anxiety which the dr thinks is the cause of PVCs thx?
What medicine?: What is 25 mg causing PVC?Get a more detailed answer ›
Some days I have 5-10 pvc's, somtimes I can go a few days without having them, is this a good sign that my pvc's are not dangerous or anyting to worry?
Yes: Pvc's occur in almost everybody, whether they are felt or not. 5-10 pvc's daily is not unusual and may coincide with caffeine, sleep deprivation, hypertension, male gender, age, or abnormal electrolyte levels (magnesium and potassium especially). Your primary physician should perform detailed history, physical and appropriate testing or referral to rule out rare, but dangerous causes of pvc's). ...Read more
What is causing pvcs/pacs from slouching, lying down, quickly standing or stopping. They've been cleared benign but what's causes this from these stance?
Usually : no cause: In the majority of cases, no cause can be found. That said, check your electrolytes for deficiency: magnesium and potassium. Avoid stimulants: nicotine and caffeine. Check thyroid (TSH). Get plenty of rest. Avoid stress. If all those fail, they'll either go away by themselves (they often do) or you'll need medication to help. ...Read more