How and When to Treat PVCs

 

Mayo Clinic electrophysiologist, Paul Friedman, M.D., reviews when premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) require further evaluation, the type of evaluation required, and when treatment is necessary.  Although PVCs are very prevalent, in circumstances where there are more than 10,000 in 24 hours, when there is left ventricular enlargement or dysfunction, or when structural heart disease or coronary artery disease is suspected by a thorough history and physical examination, additional evaluation is warranted and consideration of referral to a heart rhythm specialist. Additionally, commonly seen morphologies and their etiology are reviewed.  


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