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Hello, Thank you for your question.
I am sorry for your problem, i will try to answer your questions.
I have few questions initially... So that i can help you in more detail.
Q.. how these PVC's were detected ?
ECG or holter test ?
Q.. How many PVC's are you having in one hour ?
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Q... What other tests are done until now for this problem ?
holter test 20 no other tests
How many PVC's were present on holter ?
And these were seen in one hour ?
Some more information i need before i can proceed with suggestions, if you do not mind my questions ?
Q... Do you have some previous medical issues ?
Q.. Are you taking some medicine recently ?
Ok, when was this diagnosed ?
What other tests were done ? Echocardiogram ? or stress tests were done ?
What it showed ? do you have the results ?
Ok, i will give you some suggestions with this limited information available.
These PVC's can be due to many reasons and one main cause is ischemic heart disease which you are having, so in your case most likely cause of these PVC's is ischemic heart disease.
Now there are 5 gradings of PVC's
Actually 6 grades and 0 being the mild and 5 being the most severe form of PVC's
You are in grade 2 which is a mild form.
in this case we use medicine like beta blockers to control these PVC"s.
Main risk of uncontrolled PVC's is that they cause symptoms of dizziness and can cause run of life threatening arryrhmias.
So you need to be started on betablockers to control these PVC's.
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One more thing if you have diagnosed ischemic heart disease, you should also be taking medicine like aspirin, statins, ACEi
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as these have shown to decrease mortality upto 25%
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Now there are 6 gradings of PVC's
0 being the mild and 5 being the most severe form of PVC's
And in this case you need to be started on beta blockers.
Main risk in these PVC's is symptoms like dizziness and run of life threatening arrythmias.
life threatening arrthmias, u mean like my heart my stop
Yes this means that heart rate can go up so much that heart will not pump adequate blood to the vital organs like brain, kidneys and heart itself.
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Could i have a heart attack or a stroke?
Yes, it can happen, because when the heart rate increases the oxygen demand of the heart also increases and it may not get enough blood with very high heart rate.
stroke can also occur as heart is not pumping adequately.
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I recently had a heart rate of 130.
It needs to be lowered to around 60s
to lessen the risk of heart attack and PVC's.
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Should i go to the er?
Well, if you are having constant feeling of PVC's and dizziness then ER visit is best option.
As i have mentioned that one major cause of PVCs is ischemic heart disease so this may be worsening and needs an immediate evaluation.
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If you have symptoms of dizziness and feeling of frequent PVC's
then you need to go to ER right away.
as this may be symptom of worsening ischemic heart disease.
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