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Ventricular ectopics on ECG - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Valvular Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   In my ECG Report, it is mentioned that I have occassional Ventricular Ectopics. After meeting a cardioligist, I was advised to go for an E P Study. I am a non-smoker, non-alcohic and I exercise everday. My eusnophil count is high. I have bleeding piles other than that no other problem. Please advice
Doctor :   Ok

User :   What should I do?
Doctor :  
Ectopic means the heart beat activity( the electrical activity)
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is happening in a place other than the normal pacepaker
User :   I know that the problem is Ventricular Bigeminy. It can be treated through E P STUDY.
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I shall explain you
User :   oKAY
Doctor :   it is one of most benign observations in ECG and and almost every heart experiences it.
Doctor :   In 24 hour holter recordings it was reported up to 25% of healthy individuals .
User :   Okay. Is it in any way critical if not treated on time
Doctor :   The approach to VPCs depends on the frequency of VPCs, attributable symptoms, the presence or absence of underlying structural heart disease
User :   Doctors has advised me to get admitted
Doctor :   Ok
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Did you have any symptoms?
User :   No none at all
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Ecg was an annual test. They said it is critcal
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May I know your age and gender?
User :   36 year male. I exercise regularly.
Doctor :   Fine

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Do you have any family history of cardiac illness?
User :   No other ailments apart from piles and high eusnophil
User :   No one in my family is having cardiac illness
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That is good
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Any risky behaviour like smoking?
User :   I am a non smoker and I don't use alcohol or drugs
Doctor :  
Ventricular ectopics without any symptoms usually does not require any treatment
Doctor :   That is absolutely fine

User :   What to do now?
User :   I feel chest pain sometimes though
Doctor :   have you been diagnosed of any other cardiac illness?

User :   Nope never
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
So only this ventricular ectopic, right?
User :   Yes the person in the diagonostic centre said it is critical, and I should meet a cardiologist urgently. The cardiologist advised me to go for EP STUDY
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Now what I suggest is that, since you are not having any symptoms
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and no risk factors
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I would advise you to get a second opinion from our cardiologist
Doctor :   I shall give you the link

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It would be beneficial for you to decide upon the further steps to take
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   Yes
Doctor :   It is available both via mail and via phone
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And it would be good if you can scan the reports and send to us at
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User :   okay, how to proceed with the link. Should I write him an email. Okay I will send the scanned report
Doctor :   Dr would see that

User :   Okay
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and would be able to tell the same
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You can mail the query
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You will get the reply in 24 hours
User :   Fine. I will email him the query. Thanks for you help
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   No, Thank you for your help
Doctor :   Follow the link
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and email would be better in your case
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You can write your detailed query in the box provided
User :   I will do it promptly
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