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Ventricular Premature Complex

I have just had an ECG prior to neurosurgery in 10 days time.
The ECG report mentions:
ventricular premature complex. RVH with repolarization abnormality

What is this? Is this serious?
what would I need to do next? Can my neurosurgery still be done with this new found possible problem?

Thanks


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I assume there's a connection between the ECG and the planned neurosurgery.  That being the case the doctor should advise you if there is any neuro concerns.  As for heart concerns, that's best asked from a cardiologist.

Who did the ECG, what medical specialty?
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I think it would be unusual for PVCs to stand in the way of your surgery.  Your neuro doctor will get a clearance from a cardiologist.  While on the operating table you will probably be fitted with an external defibrillator in case you develop an arrhythmia.
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thank you for your reply.
what is PVC?
I assume an arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat.
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A regular nurse did the ECG
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PVC = premature ventricular complex

That is correct, an arrhythmia is when the heart beat is irregular.  In otherwords, the regular heartbeat is interrupted.  A regular heartbeat originates in the sinus node.  A PVC originates in some other place in the heart and interrupts the regular beat.
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