Are pvcs and tachycardia considered heart disease?

Pvcs and tachycardia. Well your questions is really two parts.Firstly tachycardia, which really means rapid heartbeat more then 120 beats per minutes and has many causes which may be from heart disease or other conditions like hyperactive thyroid and certain medications.But pvcs are abnormal beats and are always due to problems in heart, and you need to see a cardiologist, it can be serious.
Sort of. These may be signs of a problem with the heart's electrical system. This can be due to damaged heart muscle, poor "wiring" pathways, electrolyte disorders. A few pvcs are ok, but ifstart chaining together, it could progress to ventricular tachycardia. There is also sick-sinus syndrome, where the heart alternates between tachy -usu a fib or flutter- and brady, which can have pvcs. Get it worked up.

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Is pvcs znd tacycardia considered heart disease?

Symptoms. Pvcs and tachycardia might be symptoms of an underlying heart disease but they are not, in and of themselves, heart disease. It's like a fever being a symptom on an infection rather than the actual problem itself. Read more...
No. Premature ventric contractions (pvcs) and rapid hr (tachycardias) are arrhythmias (abnormal rhythms); can occur with or without intrinsic heart disease. Heart dis. Usually from blood vessel disease. Main cause is atherosclerotic buildup of plaque inside others: infection, xs iron, xs muscle, etc. Abn rhythms can be from xs caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, meds, cocaine, dehydration, fever. Read more...

Experience anywhere from 5-50 PVCs per 24 hrs. Is this enough to say I have an increased risk of developing heart disease or sudden death?

No. significant PVC will be more than 5 per minute. Which will be significantly more than 50 per hour. As to your risk or specific interpretation of your results,I will defer to your Cardiologist. Read more...

I have pvcs. I'm told they are harmless unless I have underlined heart disease. Echo was normal, I'm 35. What tests would rule out heart disease?

Here some solutions. Pvcs can be caused by many different causes. You should have a medical evaluation to exclude causes like overactive thyroid gland, excess use of caffeine (coca cola and tea/coffee). Heart disease can be exclused/checked by getting your BP and cholesterol(lipid profile) done by your pcp. Make sure yur lipid profile and BP are normal, do not smoke and have normal weight and normal blood sugar. Read more...

I don't have any problems with the structure of my heart or heart disease nor do I take stimulants. What could be causing my increase in pvcs? :/

Arrhythmia. You may not have any heart structural problems but you may have a problem with the nerves supplying your heart muscle. This is a different issue. If this has not been evaluated, it needs to be. Also, have problems like thyroid dysfunction been ruled out? If no, they need to. For the evaluation of the heart conductive system, event monitoring is used. Talk to your primary care doc or cardiologist. Read more...

Is it normal to have consecutive pvc's 3 days in a row with no underlying heart disease and I'm fairly healthy?

PVCs commonly due to. cardiac reentry due to endocardial muscle (which always has most tenuous blood supply) ischemia damage. Yet poorly reflected in EKGs (except by QRS elongation beyond typical young healthy <80 ms) because hidden by overlying normal muscle. Artery disease present 1/2 US citizens by age 7 yet asymptomatic decades; arteries enlarge: http://goo.gl/aRhOU2, http://goo.gl/is4MN3. See: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Read more...

Are pvcs as scary as they might feel dangerous considering you have no underlying heart disease and a normal eko? Been gettin quite a few.

Not really. Sometimes stress, electrolyte abnormalities, lack of sleep can cause frequent pvcs. They are not uncommon in otherwise healthy subjects but most people do not feel them. Read more...
Not dangerous. No pvcs aren't dangerous without heart disease. Everybody has some. Just scary whether felt as skips or extra beats. Skips are from an unfelt extra beat followed after a short delay by the next normal beat , which is more forceful and also exagerrated by a sense of emptiness in the noticeable delay. Read more...

2000 pvcs on holter. No runs, all single. Not symptomatic. No signs or symptoms of heart disease. Should I have an echocardiogram? No insurance.

I will recommend . A stress echocardiogram to see how those PVC react to exercise and at the same time check the functional/structural capacity of your heart. Are you going to be involve in obama care/affordable health care act system? Look for info, may be a good alternative. Read more...

Since PVCs may indicate slight risk of developing heart disease, what frequency of PVCs puts one in this category? 10-20 per day? Many more?

No it's the type. it would have to be a LOT of PVC's to matter BUT many in a row (7 or more) OR many different shapes of PVC's are signs of something serious. Read more...