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Premature ventricular contractions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can we help you?
User :   i have a question regarding my pvc's
User :   can you help me
Doctor :   pvc?
Doctor :   can u eloberate that/
User :   premature ventricular contractions
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   ya come on
Doctor :   whats your problem
User :   i was having 5000 pvc's per day back in november had a pace maker put in for a couple of reasons right bundle branch block and bradycardia after the pace maker we uped my medication of solatol from 80mg a dqy to double that my pvcs went down to 300 a day
Doctor :   k
User :   now two months later they are up to around 1000 per day they are increasing any ideas of why
User :   only thing that has changed is that i have gained weight
Doctor :   are you having any symptoms
User :   only that i can feel them
Doctor :   u have palpitations..
User :   yes
Doctor :   wts ur age n occupation
User :   65 years old i am in sales i run a small business
Doctor :   when did u undergo pacemaker surgery?
User :   november
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   it may be due to pacemaker malfunction..
User :   pacemaker can make one have pvc's
Doctor :   have u undergone any consultation for this problem?
User :   my cardiolgist has seen the download of the pacemaker and he suggest i go backand see the ep doc and see if they want to try a differnt med
Doctor :   we advise u to undergo physical examination
Doctor :   and get back to us for ur better help
User :   ok thanks that is what i am going to do anyway as soon as the doctors office calls me back
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   u have artificial pacemaker instilled in ur heart no?
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   i guess not have a nice day
Doctor :   no when you mentioned of changing drugs
Doctor :   i got confusrd wit pace restoring drugs
User :   we have not changed yet........after we installed pacemaker we doubled my dose of solatol
Doctor :   k
User :   sorry
Doctor :   now i got you..
Doctor :   k..
User :   the double dose lowered pvc's from 5000 to 300 per day
Doctor :   please undergo consultation at the earliest
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   ya iam still here
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