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Do I have heart disease if having premature ventricular contractions?

Probably not. Sometimes abnormal beats ca n become more frequent with poor circulation in the heart. (from blood vessel disease or diabetes), but often it is a benign condition that never causes you trouble. Read more...
May. If you have pvcs please make sure that you see a cardiologist to rule out structural heart disease by echocardiogram and coronary artery disease by stress test. Please check your electrolytes as abnormal electrolytes may give you pvcs. Read more...

Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?

No. 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 your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks and have no relationship to future risk of heart disease. Read more...

Should I be concerned with coronary heart disease/sca at age 28? Ekgs echo stress test blood test. Chest xray all normal? No family history at all?

Yes and No. Known, >7 decades, that atherosclerosis typically begins in later childhood, yet not symptomatic for decades. At age 28 should still be low risk. Stress tests ; x-ray miss problems (because ds is in artery walls which expand at plaque locations) ; only detect advanced complications. Cholesterol not correct focus; optimal focus: lipoproteins (nmr particle test), glucose (hba1c), BP ; food: go hflc. Read more...
Low. Work on the exercize and weight and monitor cholesterol. Read more...

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions, meaning irregular heart rhythm.?

Speak to cardio. There are several forms of PVC if you are having several a minute spaced apart then there is little to worry about or do. If they are occurring two or three in a row then you should consider medication or a conduction study. Discuss this with a board certified cardiologist. Read more...

Is a coronary calcium scan necessary for 60yr man, with no family history of heart disease, after having a normal result stress test?

Scan. Scan in a low risk patient hasn't much to offer. It can be positive and this would imply you should be on diet, exercise and statin program. There isn't a lot of reason not to be doing diet and exercise, and not to smoke. That leaves statin treatment decision as main possible decision aid. Read more...

Why do I experience heart palpations while laying down at night? I have anxiety at times. I am 17 and male. No family history of heart disease.

You probably have. some irregular beats during the day as well but are distracted by normal activities so you don't focus on them. At night when you are lying down and nothing else is distracting you they are more apparent and you are more aware. In addition, when you are resting your heart rate slows which allows more time between normal beats for the extras to show up. Read more...