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What are pvcs with a different focus called?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multifocal

Pvc that are different morphologies indicate they are coming from different areas of the ventricle and are called multifocal pvcs.
They can originate from the right or left ventricle.

In brief: Multifocal

Pvc that are different morphologies indicate they are coming from different areas of the ventricle and are called multifocal pvcs.
They can originate from the right or left ventricle.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: PVC's

If they arise from the atrial tissue they are pac's.
If they arise from the av node, they are pnc's, and if the arise from other areas of the ventrical they may appear different but are still premature ventricular contractions.

In brief: PVC's

If they arise from the atrial tissue they are pac's.
If they arise from the av node, they are pnc's, and if the arise from other areas of the ventrical they may appear different but are still premature ventricular contractions.
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Dr. Joel Bessmer
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Dr. Joel Bessmer
That would be true but it is symantics. It just means that you have premature contractions arising from more than one foci in the ventricles.
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: PVC's

Pvc's may come from a different areas in the heart.
Usually those with certain configurations on the ECG will help to differentiate from benign to those that need to be evaluated further. Those from the right and left ventricular outflow tract are usually benign. If in the setting of structural heart disease - prior heart attack/mi or congenital heart disease the prognosis may be different.

In brief: PVC's

Pvc's may come from a different areas in the heart.
Usually those with certain configurations on the ECG will help to differentiate from benign to those that need to be evaluated further. Those from the right and left ventricular outflow tract are usually benign. If in the setting of structural heart disease - prior heart attack/mi or congenital heart disease the prognosis may be different.
Dr. Mark Landers
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