Sunday, June 8, 2014

Clinical significance of PVCs

-   Clinical significance of PVCs depends on the clinical context in which they occur.
- PVCs in young healthy patients without underlying structural heart disease are usually not associated with any increased rate of mortality.
-     PVCs in older patients, especially with underlying heart disease, are associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiac events, esp sustained ventricular dysrhythmias and sudden death.

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