PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

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What is PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)?

Premature ventricular contractions are additional heartbeats that are initiated by the abnormal pumping of one of the ventricles of the heart, disrupting the regular heart rhythm. This causes a feeling of a skipped beat in the chest.

What is it like to have PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)?

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How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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What do patients take to treat PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) and its symptoms?

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Who has PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 7
30s 27
40s 37
50s 25
60s 9
70+ 4


Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 87
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) patients who have completed their condition history
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