Premature ventricular contraction

Overview

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) occur in most people at some point. Causes may include certain medications, alcohol, some illegal drugs, caffeine, tobacco, exercise, or anxiety.

Symptoms

PVCs often cause no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they feel like a flip-flop or skipped-beat sensation in the chest.

Treatments

Most people with PVCs and an otherwise normal heart don't need treatment.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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