Users' questions

Who treats PVCs?

Who treats PVCs?

For most people, PVCs occur infrequently and are benign. You should consult a heart specialist if you experience frequent, regular or prolonged (duration of several minutes) PVCs, or are experiencing PVCs and have a structural heart problem or heart disease or have had a heart attack.

Can you live with ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a fast, abnormal heart rhythm. This may last for only a few seconds or for a longer period of time. VT that lasts for only a few seconds may not need to be treated. Longer episodes of VT may be dangerous and require treatment and prevention.

Should you see an electrophysiologist for PVCs?

The normal person has about 100,000 heartbeats per day (athletes a few fewer). Patients with more than 20,000 PVCs per day are at risk for developing cardiomyopathy (weak heart). These patients should be referred to an electrophysiologist.

Can v-tach go away?

Ventricular tachycardia may go away on its own within 30 seconds (nonsustained V-tach ) or last more than 30 seconds (sustained V-tach or VT ). Sustained VT can disrupt normal blood flow and requires immediate medical treatment.

What do you need to know about ventriculomegaly?

Ventriculomegaly is a condition that affects the fluid-filled spaces in the brain. In this handout, you will learn about ventriculomegaly. What is Ventriculomegaly?

What should you do if you have left ventricular hypertrophy?

Your doctor is likely to recommend heart-healthy lifestyle changes, including: Blood pressure medication might also help prevent further enlargement of the left ventricle and even shrink your hypertrophic muscles. Your doctor might recommend medications including: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

What causes the left ventricle to work harder than the right?

The narrowing of the aortic valve requires the left ventricle to work harder to pump blood into the aorta. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This genetic disease occurs when the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, even with completely normal blood pressure, making it harder for the heart to pump blood.

Where can I find a specialist for my Disease?

Treatment centers often have healthcare professionals of various specialties who work together. The resources listed below may help you locate a treatment center for your condition. Disease advocacy organizations often establish Centers of Excellence for their condition (s).