What is a premature ventricular contraction in your heart?

PVCs and MI. Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria is inturrupted in some beats and those beats are originating in the ventricle.Bot it does not mean that it is directly due to mi.But you can get pvcs with mi.Occasional pvcs are not serious but if it comes from many foci and in runs it can be seriou.

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My heart structurally fine on echo, MRA, ECG, MRI, holter monitors. Is it unlikely my frequent PVCs will turn into Ventricular tachycardia/death?

Unlikely. With a normal heart based on all the studies you have had, PVCs are usually benign and not like to precipitate ventricular tachycardia. The caveat is that you are on diltiazem as well as amitriptyline both of which can affect the heart rhythm. Thus you should continue to have your EKG monitor. All the best to you! Read more...

What can you tell me about pre-ventricular contractions (heart)?

Abnormal rhythm. Premature ventricular contractions occur due to an abnormal electrical rhythm in your heart. Often these are benign but are annoying to the patient and cause anxiety. There can be serious reasons for them to occur. All of this will depend on your overall health, risk factors, medications, habits, tobacco, alcohol and drugs (even caffeine). You may need a monitor study and see pcp/cardiologist. Read more...
PVC's. Do you mean premature ventricular contractions? They are common and everyone has them. If they occur frequently or are bothersome, they can be easily treated. If they occur in succession, they can be slanderous, but this is very rare. Read more...