I still think it depends on the structural health of the heart. I had a period of 5 months where I was having 15-25 PVC's a minute for hours on end. Nothing came of it and they faded away. My norm is 1-5 PVC's or PAC's a minute and it's not a problem other than the ka-thumps I feel.
Most of the lieterature on the Lown scale refers to outcomes based on the PVC frequencies. Specifically, for both a 12 Lead and holter monitoring, I wanted to know the published criteria for using the terms, frequent, occasional, isoltaed, etc.
For examples, if there are 3 PVCs on a 12 lead, would you say frequent, occasional?? If you averaged 28 PVCs an hour on a holter scan what would that be called?
Somewhere there should be a chart posted for EKG and holter, I just can't find it. :)
28 PVCS an hour falls just short of what the lown grade considers frequent, If you had 3 show up on a 12 lead well iy is not graded that way , the only signifigance is if they were back to back . Sound like 3 on 12 lead probably if continued in that same pattern would be equivilent of 28 in one hour . I have thousands daily and over 500 in one hour and very symptomatic . It is distressing to say the least,so I can relate,
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.