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I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Fairly common

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats.
Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor.

In brief: Fairly common

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats.
Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor.
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Dr. David Tsay
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Benign

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are common and often benign findings in normal healthy persons.
Frequent pvcs may indicate heart disease, but with a normal full cardiac workup, there is no greater risk than in the general population. (reference kennedy et al. Long-term follow-up of asymptomatic healthy subjects with frequent and complex ventricular ectopy. N engl j med 1985;312:193–7).

In brief: Benign

Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are common and often benign findings in normal healthy persons.
Frequent pvcs may indicate heart disease, but with a normal full cardiac workup, there is no greater risk than in the general population. (reference kennedy et al. Long-term follow-up of asymptomatic healthy subjects with frequent and complex ventricular ectopy. N engl j med 1985;312:193–7).
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Can be benign

If your heart is normal , then PVC s can be common and benign.

In brief: Can be benign

If your heart is normal , then PVC s can be common and benign.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: PVCs

Pvcs can be benign.
If you have a normal echocardiogram, ekg, chest x-ray, blood work, can exercise well for your age, and have no history of unexplained passing out or family history of sudden death, yours may well be benign. Even benign pvcs can be annoying and can be suppressed with medication if necessary. You should consider seeing a cardiologist!

In brief: PVCs

Pvcs can be benign.
If you have a normal echocardiogram, ekg, chest x-ray, blood work, can exercise well for your age, and have no history of unexplained passing out or family history of sudden death, yours may well be benign. Even benign pvcs can be annoying and can be suppressed with medication if necessary. You should consider seeing a cardiologist!
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