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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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 PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)

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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (1)
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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)

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)

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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
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation Headaches
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Tiredness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Sex drive (libido) decreased
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (1)
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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
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)

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 37
40s 54
50s 39
60s 17
70+ 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 27
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 5

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