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.

Common symptoms reported by people with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

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Treatments taken by people with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)

Data from patients with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Incoherence if taken during day Uncontrollable shaking
Total evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Vertigo
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation Headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bruise easily Burning in stomach 2 more
Total evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 40
40s 58
50s 43
60s 25
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 35
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 136
Not Diagnosed 5

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