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Premature Ventricular Contractions

Premature Ventricular Contractions

it is defined as the condition in which extra heart beat produce in the ventricles which affect the regular heart cycles. Premature ventricular contractions can also cause the skipped beat. Usually this is occurred due to any underlying disease but occasionally it occurs in healthy person also and does not produce any signs and symptoms.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Premature ventricular contractions include:Premature Ventricular Contractions SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Jumping
  • Missed beat
  • Fluttering
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Pounding
Causes

There are many things which is associated with PVCs include:

  • Any injury to the heart muscles
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Medications like antihistamines and decongestants
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Increase level of adrenaline in body
Diagnosis

After taking history about signs and symptoms your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnose the disease:

  • ECG to check the electrical activity of the heart
  • Holter monitor to record activity of heart over 24 hours period
  • Stress inducing test
  • Ultrasound to check any abnormality
  • Serum markers to detect any injury
Treatment

In some people this condition does not cause any signs and symptoms and not required treatment but for severe condition following treatment options available:

  • Medications to reduce the premature contractions like beta blockers and other medications to treat to elevated blood pressure.
  • Lifestyles changes will also help to combat the disease
  • Ablation therapy if lifestyle changes and medication will not reduce your symptoms
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Avoid stress
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid junk food
  • Avoid any known triggered
  • Limit alcohol
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