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Are pvcs and tachycardia considered heart disease?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Premature Ventricular Contractions are due to a irritability to the ventricles.Nrmal heart beat originate in the Sinus and they proceed down to atria and then the ventricles.If there is a problem in the heart and the ventricles take over,it will cause PVCs.These ptemature beats if they take over in runs then it can be serious,so you need to see a cardiologist and should not ignore pvcs
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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