Premature ventricular contractions in newborns

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Avatar m tn Patients with three or more consecutive premature ventricular contractions in a row have ventricular tachycardia. Ventricular tachycardia that is prolonged can result in low cardiac output, low blood pressure, and fainting. When I'm exhausted, I ofen begin to throw a single PVC here and there. A good night's sleep, and they disappear.
Avatar m tn I was wondering how many people in this club actually suffer from premature ventricular contractions? How often do you get them? If your like me pvc's my be affecting your night time sleep? I'm doing a study on how much pvc's or pac's affect our everyday life styles. I would appreciate any input to help me find a way to cope and deal with my heavy concerns on this issue. I thank you all in advance because I know you've all been so helpful to me in the past.
Avatar n tn A typical example is with bigeminal premature ventricular beats, also known as a premature ventricular contractions/complexes (PVC). Following the PVC there is a pause and then the normal beat returns - only to be followed by another PVC. The continuation of this pairing of beats is an example of bigeminy. These can increase depending on the number of beats involved in the abnormal system. If every other beat is abnormal, you can describe it as bigeminal.
Avatar n tn VE also know as pvcs premature ventricular contractions and SVE also known as pacs premature atrial contractions.
Avatar n tn Are you talking about PVC's? In the heart it is called Premature Ventricular Contractions, the bottom of your heart contracts an extra beat here and there.
Avatar m tn # 2 relates to you having a lot of premature ventricular contractions. try googling premature ventricular contractions for more info on what they are. You question "tell me the condition of my heart" can't be answered by just a holter EKG. Requires other info such as an Echo. You doctor is the person to best answer the question.
Avatar n tn A Premature Ventricular Contraction or Complex (PVC), also known as a ventricular premature beat is a relatively common event where the heartbeat is initiated by the heart ventricles rather than by the sinoatrial node (right atria), the normal heartbeat initiator. The electrical events of the heart detected by the electrocardiogram allow a PVC to be easily disntinguished from a normal heart beat.
Avatar f tn It would be impossible to say for sure. I get Bigeminy, which is one premature beat and one normal beat. You don't feel the premature beat. Many Premature Ventricular Contractions have a Compensatory Pause after them, allowing the heart to fill with a little more blood than usual, during the pause, and is followed by a normal beat that feels like a thump as the extra blood is ejected. Some forms of Premature Ventricular Contractions, known as Interpolated PVCs, don't have a pause.
Avatar n tn Hi there (again), I forgot to ask what kind of irregular heartbeat you are having. Are you having Premature Atrial Contractions (PAC's) or are you having Premature Ventricular Contractions? (PVC's)?
Avatar f tn There's a lot of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and premature ventricular contractions (PACs) Of particular concern are the "runs" of PVCs and PACs. For the PVCs, it looks like your longest run was 9 beats in a row that were PVCs. This is called non-sustained ventricular tachycardia or NSVT. In light of that your doctor will probably order more tests to make sure your heart muscle is OK.
Avatar n tn Premature beat are of two types-atrial and ventricular. Premature atrial contractions are a type of premature heart beat which start in the upper two chambers of the heart, also called atria. These aren't as serious as a Premature Ventricular Contraction and usually require no medical care. Ventricular premature beats are extra beats that cause an irregularity or abnormality in the usual rhythm of the heart. These extra beats are known as a premature ventricular complexes.
Avatar m tn that's wonderful! wow that'a bout the best holter readings I've seen in my 2 years here talk about green with envy! :P I find it interesting how different all of our results and readings are...I had no artifacts and only had 2 premature atrial contractions in 24 hours and pvc's roughly 50,000 and 2 runs of NSVT, 2 couplets, 3 triplets. It says my predominant rhythm is sinus with ventricular bigeminy and trigeminy and an average rate of 89 beats per minute.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone i have a question since people can get premature ventricular contractions is it possible that people can get a late heartbeat. is there such thing as having late heartbeats instead of premature.
Avatar m tn It looks like you are getting premature ventricular contractions. Bigeminy means you were getting PVCs every other beat (at time). Trigeminy means a PVC every third beat. I get them too. Do you understand what those are?
Avatar f tn For the last week I have felt sharp pain in what feels like my veins in my chest on the left side. This pain has been daily and concerns me due to where it is. Today I started getting that same sharp pain in what feels like the vein in my neck on the left side. I was born with a heart murmur and four years ago I was told I have PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) but the cardiologist said there was nothing for me to worry about.
Avatar n tn PVCs, premature ventricular contractions, are common and in most cases are benign in the setting of someone without other heart problems. Unless you are having very frequent PVCs and they are leading to symptoms you shouldn't have to do anything about them.
Avatar f tn All events correlated with sinus rhythm with what appeared to be premature ventricular contractions. Premature atrial contractions with aberrant conduction are less likely. The patient probably has symptomatic premature ventricular contractions, less likely symptomatic premature atrial contractions with aberrant conduction.
Avatar m tn Here are the things that stand out: The 288 isolated ventricular ectopics are PVCs (premature ventricular contractions). That's not a lot of PVCs for 24 hours. The 2 runs are called none-sustained ventricular tach or NSVT. That's not a lot. THat gets us down to the supra-ventricular ectopics. These are called PACs (premature atrial contractions). You had a lot of those. 16% of the your overall heart beats were PACs. There were a lot of runs there.
Avatar m tn Sounds like you have premature beats which are classified as either premature atrial contractions (PAC) or premature ventricular contractions (PVC). Very common occurrence, almost everyone has them at some point supposedly. They are completely benign in a healthy heart so almost certainly nothing to worry about. If you just began having them, it wouldn't hurt to be checked out by a doc but PACs and PVCs are generally no big deal and of no concern to doctors in a healthy individual.
Avatar m tn That's something called non-sustained ventricular tachycardia, or NSVT. This means the heart beats were originating in the ventricles. These are called premature ventricular contractions or PVCs. anything > 3 PVCs in a row and lasting < 30 seconds is called NSVT or ventricular tachycardia. There's a ton of other information that can be read into the NSVT, like how fast it was, what part of the heart did it originate from, was it coming from more than 1 spot....
Avatar n tn The heart pauses you describe sound like garden-variety premature ventricular contractions or PVCs. Everyone gets them (though not everyone *feels* them), and in otherwise healthy hearts, they are annoying but harmless. Here's info on them: However, a fluttering sensation, though also most likely minor, should probably get checked out.
Avatar f tn These can come from the atrium - pacs or premature atrial contractions, or from the ventricals - known as pvcs or premature ventricular contractions. The beat from here comes fractionally earlier than the ones from the hearts usual pacemaker cells, and as such the heart fills with a little extra blood which needs a slightly bigger heartbeat to push it through. This is the thump or flip-flop sensation that people feel as a palpitation.