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Multifocal pvcs in a structuraally normal heart are they dangerous?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pvc

Hard to answer in this format.
Your best choice is to see physician, get a good medical and family history, examinaiton and ekg just to start.

In brief: Pvc

Hard to answer in this format.
Your best choice is to see physician, get a good medical and family history, examinaiton and ekg just to start.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Pvc"s by themselves may not cause any symptoms or affect heart function.
However, multifocal pvc's could be signs of other heart problems such as coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy or possibly imbalance of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. If you have chest pain, dizzy spells, shortness of breath or other associated symptoms, see a doctor.

In brief: Not necessarily

Pvc"s by themselves may not cause any symptoms or affect heart function.
However, multifocal pvc's could be signs of other heart problems such as coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy or possibly imbalance of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. If you have chest pain, dizzy spells, shortness of breath or other associated symptoms, see a doctor.
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not simple

Some studies have shown increased incidence of sudden death in people with frequent pvc's.
Structural abnormalities or coronary artery disease increase the risk. Treatment of asymptomatic patients with anti arrhythmic drugs has not shown to be beneficial, and some trials have shown increased mortality with treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have pvc's.

In brief: Not simple

Some studies have shown increased incidence of sudden death in people with frequent pvc's.
Structural abnormalities or coronary artery disease increase the risk. Treatment of asymptomatic patients with anti arrhythmic drugs has not shown to be beneficial, and some trials have shown increased mortality with treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have pvc's.
Dr. Steven Bowers
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