Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs): A Narrative Review

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Am J Med. 2022 Nov;135(11):1300-1305. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.07.004. Epub 2022 Jul 27.


Premature ventricular complexes/contractions (PVCs) are relatively common, occurring in 3%-20% of the general population, and are often found during work-up of palpitations or incidentally on routine electrocardiographic testing. They are usually considered benign but can be a sign of underlying cardiac disease and cause significantly impairing symptoms. While often thought of as a problem for the cardiologist, it is not uncommon for PVCs to be identified initially in a primary care or inpatient general medicine setting. This paper will review etiologies, epidemiology, evaluation, and management of PVCs for the internist.

PMID:35907515 | DOI:10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.07.004

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