Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra heartbeats that begin in one of the two lower pumping chambers (ventricles) of your heart. These extra beats disrupt your normal heartbeat and sometimes cause you to feel a beat or a skipped beat in your chest. VPCs Treatment in Nizamabad
Premature ventricular contractions are common – they happen in many people. They are also called:
- Premature ventricular complexes
- Premature ventricular beats
- Ventricular extrasystoles
Premature ventricular contractions often cause little or no symptoms. But you might feel a strange feeling in your chest, such as:
- Hit or jump
- Skipped beats or missed beats
- Increased awareness of your heartbeat
- Normal heartbeat
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- Your heart is made up of four chambers – two upper chambers (atria) and two lower chambers (ventricles). Your heart’s rhythm is usually controlled by the sinoatrial (SA) node – or sinus node – an area of specialized cells in the right atrium. VPCs Treatment in Nizamabad
This natural stimulator creates the electrical impulses that trigger the normal heartbeat. Electrical impulses travel from the sinus node through the atria to the ventricles, causing them to contract and pump blood to your lungs and body.
The following can increase your risk for PVC:
- Caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs
- Exercise – when you have certain types of PVC
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease, including congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, and weakness of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). VPCs Treatment in Nizamabad
Frequent PVCs or some types of PVCs can increase the risk of developing problems with the heart rhythm (arrhythmias) or weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy).
In rare cases, frequent premature contractions associated with heart disease can lead to chaotic and dangerous heart rhythms and possibly sudden cardiac death.