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Premature Ventricular Complex | Reference Guide

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EKG Features

Rate: The underlying rate
Rhythm: Irregular
P Wave: Absent
PR Interval: Not measurable
QRS: Wide (> 0.10 sec), bizarre appearance

Premature ventricular contraction couplets are extra, abnormal heartbeats that originating the Purkinje fibers of the ventricles. The PVC occur in pairs. Patients may feel a PVC as a skipped beat or palpitation. Single beat premature ventricular contractions are very common and can often be asymptomatic in healthy patients. PVCs are also called premature ventricular complexes. Premature ventricular contraction (PVCs) are extra, abnormal heartbeats that originating the Purkinje fibers of the ventricles. Patients may feel a PVC as a skipped beat or palpitation. Single beat premature ventricular contractions are very common and can often be asymptomatic in healthy patients. PVCs are also called premature ventricular complexes.
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