Living with heart rhythm disturbances can be worrying so finding a clinic to provide premature ventricular contractions treatment can be a relief.
Premature ventricular contractions are extra heartbeats that begin in one of your heart’s two lower ventricles. These extra beats disrupt your regular heart rhythm, sometimes causing you to feel a fluttering or a skipped beat in your chest. More information about the impact of various lifestyle, emotional and physical triggers is provided on the NHS website.
Patients with heart rhythm disturbances can present with a wide variety of symptoms when the heart is beating too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia). Occasionally an abnormality can be detected that might need further investigation in an otherwise healthy person with no symptoms.
Palpitations in patients
The most common symptom that people experience is palpitations. This simply means an awareness of your heart beating. Although this is frequently distressing it is rarely dangerous and is not necessarily associated with a heart rhythm abnormality.
Palpitations can be associated with breathlessness, fatigue, chest discomfort, light-headedness, and even rarely blackouts. Occasionally these symptoms can occur in the absence of palpitations.
Conditions associated with palpitations include:
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs or ectopics)
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
Atrial flutter or fibrillation (AF)
Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
Premature Ventricular Contractions Treatment
A thorough assessment is needed to establish the cause of your heart rhythm problem and allow for an appropriate premature ventricular contractions treatment plan.
How you describe your symptoms will often help narrow down the possibilities. However, correlation of your symptoms with an electrocardiogram (ECG) recording is essential to an accurate diagnosis.
If ECG monitoring is unsuccessful, insertion of an implantable loop recorder under the skin can help with symptoms that only occur occasionally. A diagnostic electrophysiology study can be performed if symptom-rhythm correlation still remains elusive.
Contact Dr Begley
To make an appointment or to discuss premature ventricular contractions treatment, please contact Dr David Begley’s Personal Assistant, Lynn Thomas via Phone on 01223 850 423 or email.