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Are occasional pvcs/pac's dangerous?

Are occasional pvcs/pac's dangerous?

Usually: No unless there is structural heart disease, previous heart attack. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How many pvcs in a minute are dangerous?

How many pvcs in a minute are dangerous?

More than 10 per min: It's not just the number but if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, or syncope. If the PVC count is more than 15, 000 per day, this could cause heart failure over time. Please see an EP cardiac specialist! ...Read more

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Are pvcs dangerous I think I'm having some heard some conflicting things?

Are pvcs dangerous I think I'm having some heard some conflicting things?

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

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My dr has noted that I have 2 diff type of pvcs one in rv the other is not said. Why and where could it be coming from. Just assured not dangerous.?

My dr has noted that I have 2 diff type of pvcs one in rv the other is not said. Why and where could it be coming from. Just assured not dangerous.?

Let me explain: The upper chambers in the heart are more "irritable" than the main chambers. In other words, they are more likely to produce prematurebeats (pacs). A few examples:
which is more common- a-fib (atrial) or v-fib (ventricular)?
Which is more common- svt (atrial) or VT (v-tach) (ventricular)?
Both pacs and pvcs are usually benign, so it's really not an issue.
Ask your doctor also please. ...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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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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I have pvcs in both ventricles? Is that dangerous?

I have pvcs in both ventricles? Is that dangerous?

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

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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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Are PVC couplets common in healthy population and are they dangerous in themselves?

Are PVC couplets common in healthy population and are they dangerous in themselves?

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

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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 would cause my pvcs to feel more forceful amd is it dangerous? They feel differnt like there's a long than normal pause

Adrenaline: It might be related to caffeine, energy drinks, stress. Sometimes there is an underlying physical problem but you might want to think about diet and stress as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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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What are pvcs tgat have a different shape called? And is it dangerous?

PVC's: They are still called pvc's. As long as the premature impulse is arising from the ventricular system. It is not unusal to have different appearances. Pvc's are most often benign and of no concern. If you are noticing them you might try limiting caffeine and stress modification. If still bothersome or you have a history of heart disease, see your md as medications can be benificial. ...Read more

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I've read that multifocal pvcs are not benign, but me ep says they are. I'm scared. What is thevtreatment of multifocal pvcs and are the dangerous?

I've read that multifocal pvcs are not benign, but me ep says they are. I'm scared. What is thevtreatment of multifocal pvcs and are the dangerous?

? Heart ok otherwise: You basically need to know that your heart is structurally normal. Based upon your age and risk factors you may need a stress test to be sure you do not have obstructive coronary artery disease. Generally treatment of pvcs may do more harm than good. Treat if there is progressive weakness of heart muscle from pvcs or if any more arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia is suspected or seen. ...Read more

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I have pvcs when I am relaxing, exercising and even post exercise. I had a stress test (came out perfectly normal) but I still get pvcs? Dangerous?

I have pvcs when I am relaxing, exercising and even post exercise. I had a stress test (came out perfectly normal) but I still get pvcs? Dangerous?

Unlikely. Unstress!: In someone of your age it is unlikely to be of clinical importance. Often psychological stress may be a factor. Keep track of the frequency (pvc's per 5 minutes) and see if periods of anxiety, anger, fear, or depression correlate with higher frequency. Learn deep relaxation/meditative skills (see drmiller. Com), stay in good aerobic cardiorespiratory shape, and stop worrying. ...Read more

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Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Not usually: First the pt should be evaluated. Labs holter and an echo should be done. Lytes thyroid and other level s should be drawn. If no obvious causes and no stimulants to blame then no other work up or treatment needed. As for the fetus, as long as no hemodynamic effects on mom then no issues with baby. ...Read more

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I have mvp. I started experiencing PVC 's is that dangerous?

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Generally not: Depending upon PVC burden (<15% is usually benign) but may be inconvenient. ...Read more

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Are pac's and pvc's of the heart dangerous?

Are pac's and pvc's of the heart dangerous?

PVC's and PAC's: Premature atrial and ventricular contractions or extra heartbeats may be considered normal in a heathly young adult. These extra heartbeats may be aggravated by pain, anxiety, stimulant drugs, medications and foods like caffeine. Although generally benign, pac's and pvc's may reflect underlying heart disease, anemia, electrolyte or endocrine conditions. Urgent eval if chest pain, sob or syncope. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with benign pvcs. Are they dangerous in any way?

My doctor diagnosed me with benign pvcs. Are they dangerous in any way?

Doubtful: Almost every one of us has occasional pvcs. When monitored, these are common and rarely worrisome. Usually we check some basic labs and if indicated we check the heart's structure (echocardiogram), but for rare pvcs even these are often not necessary. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a pvc ablation will be successful when you are having about 3, 000 PVCS a day? Is that level of PVCS dangerous?

How likely is it that a pvc ablation will be successful when you are having about 3, 000 PVCS a day? Is that level of PVCS dangerous?

3000 PVC's per day: Equates to a frequency of about 4% PVC's. This has the potential for development of a Cardiomyopathy. With mapping and experience an EP MD should easily be able to target the source and ablate the PVCs without complication. Drug therapy could also be useful but associated with side effects. Discuss the pro's and cons with your Cardiologist and ask for referral to an EP for a learned opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many things: 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

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When are pvcs dangerous? Have been experiencing occasional bouts of pausing and hard restarting thumps while walking. Gp just said it was normal.

When are pvcs dangerous? Have been experiencing occasional bouts of pausing and hard restarting thumps while walking. Gp just said it was normal.

General rule: It's not the nature or number of pvcs that determines danger, it's underlying condition of the heart. Frequent pvcs in a normal heart are benign. Few pvcs in the setting of a heart attack are ominous. Hopefully your gp has evaluated you for occult heart disease? ...Read more

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Is early repolarization dangerous I have pvcs mvp and er?

Is early repolarization dangerous I have pvcs mvp and er?

No: Early repolarization is not dangerous, it is a benign ECG finding that reflects how your heart resets itself after an electrical event (which precedes the mechanical event of contraction). Likewise, mvp in the vast majority of cases is not dangerous and the pvc's associated are more a nuisance than a dange. The exception is in rare cases when mvp is assoc with significant regurgitation. ...Read more

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My pvcs get worse when I have tachycardia. What would cause this and is it dangerous?

My pvcs get worse when I have tachycardia. What would cause this and is it dangerous?

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

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What causes multifocal pvcs, what is the treatment for multifocal pvcs, and how dangerous are they?

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

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Episode that started with approx 8 to 10 pvcs in a row. Felt sob, then heart started racing for about 3 to 4 minutes at 200 bpm vtach? Dangerous?

Extra Heart Beats: According to your description it seems thatyou are definately having extra heart beats but I am not sure how can you tell that these are PVC's or PAC's with short burst of SVT since Vtach usually does not have HR of 200 BPM. You definately needs further testing which should include a Holter monitor, Poss. A event monitor if HM is negative, A 2 D Echo and eventually a stress test and even a full EPS. ...Read more

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Multifocal pvcs in a structuraally normal heart are they dangerous?

Multifocal pvcs in a structuraally normal heart are they dangerous?

Pvc: Hard to answer in this format. Your best choice is to see physician, get a good medical and family history, examinaiton and ekg just to start. ...Read more

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Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

Atrial Fibrillation: Alcohol consumption, especially chronic is associated with atrial fibrillation. You need medical attention -- can be dangerous. Some people can be converted to normal rhythm with medications or clinical maneuvers, some need to be electrically cardioverted. Some need anticoagulant medications while the situation is being assessed and afterwards. ...Read more

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I have pvcs. Should I consider taurine supplements beneficial or a dangerous stimulant that I should avoid?

I have pvcs. Should I consider taurine supplements beneficial or a dangerous stimulant that I should avoid?

Avoid: Pvcs (if that is what they are) are more of a nuisance than dangerous in a healthy heart.
Taurine and other supplements are not evaluated by fda and therefore little is known of effects, side effects and interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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Are PVCs dangerous if your EKG, ECO and 24 holter tests are normal? I get them now and then last 1 sec or so and increase with anxiety.

Are PVCs dangerous if your EKG, ECO and 24 holter tests are normal? I get them now and then last 1 sec or so and increase with anxiety.

PVCs: PVCs with an otherwise normal heart do not presage anything evil. There is no reason for anxiety. They are perhaps a reason to take good care of yourself with diet, exercise and adherence to recommendations from your doctors should anything additional be appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks 4 days pregnant, I am low in magnesium for so I've been having pvc's. How dangerous this could be for the baby or myself? Thanks.

I'm 4 weeks 4 days pregnant, I am low in magnesium for so I've been having pvc's. How dangerous this could be for the baby or myself? Thanks.

Depends: Magnesium levels drops slightly in most pregnancies. Mildly low magnesium usually doesn't cause a major problem for you or your baby and its easy to resolve with magnesium supplements.

A more severe magnesium deficiency can be serious because you can have heart beat arrhythmias, abnormalities of calcium metabolism and neuromuscular problems like seizures and coma that are life threatening. ...Read more

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Are multiple PVCs in a row dangerous - if all other cardiological workup normal? Sometimes it feels like my heart skips 3 or 4 beats in a row.

Are multiple PVCs in a row dangerous - if all other cardiological workup normal? Sometimes it feels like my heart skips 3 or 4 beats in a row.

Arrhythmia so??: Sometimes you feel like like heart is skipping a beat but it really is not. The definitive test is called a Holter monitor where they attach ecg leads to you and to a small recording device, like a Sony Walkperson. You then go about your normal day while it is recording your EKG contintinuously for anywhere from 6 hrs to 30 days. You return they remove it and if you have a real arrhythmia it will ...Read more

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Drs say my heart's heathly I get pvc& pacs daily for 20years, 30 now. They can be forceful at times, worried they might turn dangerous in the future?

Drs say my heart's heathly I get pvc& pacs daily for 20years, 30 now. They can be forceful at times, worried they might turn dangerous in the future?

Extrasystoles: If you are concerned see your doctor for a cardiac evaluation. Likely you just have these as part of your normal physiology but a history, physical and perhaps echo could provide reassurance or perhaps a diagnosis of cause. ...Read more