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What are premature ventricular contractions?

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Dr. Miguel Salazar
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miguel Salazar
Dr. Miguel Salazar
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Early heart beats

Pvcs, are contractions of the large pumping chambers of your heart that occur before the top half of the heart signals the bottom half it is time to contract.
Some people feel them, some don't. They can be harmless or they can be the first warning of an impending heart attack. If you have them, you need to be evaluated by your doc esp if you have risk factors, high bp, high chol, smoker, fam hx, .

In brief: Early heart beats

Pvcs, are contractions of the large pumping chambers of your heart that occur before the top half of the heart signals the bottom half it is time to contract.
Some people feel them, some don't. They can be harmless or they can be the first warning of an impending heart attack. If you have them, you need to be evaluated by your doc esp if you have risk factors, high bp, high chol, smoker, fam hx, .
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: PVCs

Premature ventricular contractions are basically extra beats originating from the ventricle-the lower chambers of the heart.
Occuring in singles or couplets are usually benign.

In brief: PVCs

Premature ventricular contractions are basically extra beats originating from the ventricle-the lower chambers of the heart.
Occuring in singles or couplets are usually benign.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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