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)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Lorazepam, Diazepam, Clonazepam
Oxycodone-Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Quetiapine, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Walking Stick/Cane, Amantadine, Modafinil
Venlafaxine, Citalopram, Duloxetine

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?

  • 95 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 20 say PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 6
30s 24
40s 31
50s 18
60s 6
70+ 2


Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 4

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