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Please explain pre-ventricular contractions.?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See below.

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are beats that come early and start from a site in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).
Normally the heartbeat starts from the upper chambers (atria). Patients may feel this as a skip or thump. Often it is not a sign of a serious problem but it should be evaluated by your doctor.

In brief: See below.

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are beats that come early and start from a site in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).
Normally the heartbeat starts from the upper chambers (atria). Patients may feel this as a skip or thump. Often it is not a sign of a serious problem but it should be evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Premature?

Premature ventricular contractions are xactly that.
The atrium contracts and then the ventricle contractsvserially in a normal cycle. Once in a while the ventricle can contract prematurely before the atril impulse gets there. Hence pvc. They are often benign.

In brief: Premature?

Premature ventricular contractions are xactly that.
The atrium contracts and then the ventricle contractsvserially in a normal cycle. Once in a while the ventricle can contract prematurely before the atril impulse gets there. Hence pvc. They are often benign.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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