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Suggest tests to diagnose PVCs in heart

Hello, I am a 39 year old female who has been suffering from PVCs for about 5 years now. I have been to 2 cardiologists and had 24 hour monitor, echocardiogram, and stress tests done and all have been reletively normal with the exception of the pvcs. The last holter monitor stated that I had over 3,000 PVCs in a 24 hr period. This is significantly greater than when they first started occurly. The last few days they have been all of the time. The doctors are not concerned about them. I have always believed that your body tries to tell you what is wrong. Is there other tests I should have done?
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
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Hi,

It is important to see if there are any factors increasing your PVCs. You should be tested for anemia and thyroid disease.
If the number of the PVCs is less than 10% of your total beats in 24 hours then you should not worry at all and medications can help to reduce it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Mohammad Mostafa Ansari Ramandi, Cardiologist
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