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What causes multiform pvcs? And are they dangerous?

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

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What is the difference between multiform and multi focal pvcs?

What is the difference between multiform and multi focal pvcs?

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

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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

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

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Multiform pvcs.....All tests normal. Whatis the treatment?

Multiform pvcs.....All tests normal. Whatis the treatment?

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

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Can you have an ablation for multi focal and multiform pvcs?

Can you have an ablation for multi focal and multiform pvcs?

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

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Why can you have an ablation for multiform and multi focal pvcs?

Why can you have an ablation for multiform and multi focal pvcs?

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

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Multifocal pvcs and tachycardia, life-threating. Drs gave said no. Also have multiform pvcs.?

PVC tend to bebenign: Whether univocal or multifocal PVC does not confer high risk. They tend not to be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have had pvcs for most of my life. Now I have high blood pressure too. Are the multiform pvcs dangerous now?

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

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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

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

SVT: Sounds like a so-called supra ventricular tachycardia, which has several possible underlying causes. Consult your cardiologist. It may be controllable with a drug such as verapamil or may require electrophysiologic intervention. ...Read more

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Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?

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

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When are PVC’s worrisome?

When are PVC’s worrisome?

PVC's can be a: Warning sign of other cardiovascular problems that need to be evaluated. They can also lead to the development of a cardiomyopathy when they are frequent (in general >15%). You need to be evaluated by a health care professional (preferably cardiologist or electrophysiologist) to determine your cause, potential risks and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pvcs to last as long as 30 min? Most of mine come when I lie down and usually in sets of 3's. Should I be concerned?

Is it normal for pvcs to last as long as 30 min? Most of mine come when I lie down and usually in sets of 3's. Should I be concerned?

Not normal: It's common for people to feel pvcs more when they lie down. But if you have long periods of every 3rd beat being premature (trigeminy), you should be evaluated. The test of choice is a 24 hour holter exam in which you wear a monitor for 1 day. Commonly the evaluation also includes an echo, stress test, chest xray, and blood work for electrolytes, thyroid, magnesium and renal function. ...Read more

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My pvc, s are made much worse by a small amount of salt in food, why?

My pvc, s are made much worse by a small amount of salt in food, why?

Volume overload: Perhaps you have salt sensitive hypertension -- the addition of salt also causes volume overload and increases intracardiac pressure and strain --. ...Read more

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I had pvc"c and pac"s on my holter- is it dangerous? What is it?

I had pvc"c and pac"s on my holter- is it dangerous? What is it?

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

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Can pvcs lead go vtach?

Can pvcs lead go vtach?

Sometimes: Sometimes pvcs can trigger ventricular tachycardia, especially in diseased hearts (cardiomyopathy, heart attacks). ...Read more

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Does topral block pvcs?

Toprol (metoprolol): Toprol (metoprolol) can help decrease the frequency of pvcs. It doesn't technically block pvcs. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pvc's?

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

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Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

Can pvcs ever turn into vtach?

PVC: In people with marked impairment of cardiac function, frequent PVC s increase the risk of vtach. In patients whose hearts appear normal, vtach would be rare. ...Read more

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Can 2 pvcs in a row cause vtach?

Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventricular electrical impulse occurs during the recovery phase of the preceding beat, ventricular tachycardia can occur. ...Read more

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I get doublet PVC is this dangerous?

I get doublet PVC is this dangerous?

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

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What is the potential outcome for pvc?

Inconsequential: If you are young, no heart, electrolyte anomaly. If you are taking some medication or overthe counter medications, street drugs dietary supplements can cause it. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Yes: In the sense that they can come from different parts of the heart & will look different. ...Read more

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Are PVCs from anxiety common? Dangerous?

Are PVCs from anxiety common? Dangerous?

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

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What is thw term for pvcs in both ventricles?

What is thw term for pvcs in both ventricles?

Biventricular: Generally pvcs do involve both ventricles. The term for this is biventricular. ...Read more

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Have PVCs and headaches 2 days now. Thoughts?

Have PVCs and headaches 2 days now. Thoughts?

Depends: Ni hao. I assume by your name you are chinese. You have 2 problems probably unrelated. PVC`s usually are benign. (harmless). Headaches have many causes so it depends on a further description. If you haven't had one, you need a check up. High blood pressure for instance is a cause of headaches. ...Read more