Thanks for the post, your highness.
Q1:"the incidence of PVC's are rarely a problem or considered benign?"
In a general population of persons with structurally normal hearts, there is no good epidemiologic evidence to suggest that PVCs affect the longevity of the populace. Individuals, however, with PVCs may feel badly from them due to palpitations.
Q2:"Second, I read last night that depending upon depolarization of the PVC's can be a predictor for VT or V-fib?"
Some PVCs may indicate that a person has ARVD, a very rare condition.
I think that you would agree that a cough is a fairly benign symptom? However, uncommonly it may indicate cancer or TB. Similarly, PVCs can indicate essentially nothing, like a cough, or rarely may indicate something wrong, like a cough.
Q3:" Am I reading too much into this?"
All I can say, is that in a population as a whole with structurally normal hearts, PVCs have not been shown to increase mortality.
Q4:"Does PVC's increase with age always?"
Q5:"Finally, my cardiologist is saying that I really dont need to see him yearly ? Should I insist? "
Most patients with PVCs don't need to see a cardiologist.
Best of luck.
Sorry about the post, I just remembered not to post for 2 months. I will stay away re: posting after this last one. I will comment but not post. Thanks and sorry!!
Just looking at one of my past ECG's and it showed the following:
Vent, rate 118 BPM
PR interval 164 ms
QRS duration 104 ms
QT/QTc 328/459 ms
P-R-T axes 47 - 16 - 18
NonSpecific T wave abnormality
What does this mean??
I have another ECG on hand:
Vent Rate 117 BPM
PR Interval 160ms
QRS Duration 100 ms
QT/QTc 288/398 ms
P-R-T axes 51-42-36
Whats up with this. The cardio never eluded to any abnormality re: Prolonged QT?
Can you comment on the two ecg data provided?
Just spoke a cardiologist out of NY- he was a cheif of staff at one the majors in NYC. Actually, he is my best friends father. I faxed him everything I had and he said: I have no R on T, no Long QT syndrome, just unifocal PVC's and probably most predisposed to this due to an adrenogenic response (anxiety) causing much of this. In any case, all is normal nothing to be concerned about. Told me to take the atenenol for a while till I feel better - he said 12.5 mg per day is less than a childs dose and even suggested going to 25 mg to have any real impact. In any case, I feel much better and thanks for your support. Much appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!!!