Premature ventricular contractions

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What is 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 premature ventricular contractions

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with premature ventricular contractions

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

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

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

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with premature ventricular contractions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with premature ventricular contractions

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for premature ventricular contractions (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Incoherence if taken during day Uncontrollable shaking
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Burning in stomach Stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Tingling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with premature ventricular contractions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has premature ventricular contractions on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 41
40s 65
50s 43
60s 26
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
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

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 138
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from PVC patients who have completed their condition history
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