PVCs may not always cause associated symptoms. When symptoms do occur, these can include
- palpitations felt in the chest or neck,
- feeling a skipped or extra heartbeat,
- increased awareness of the heart beating,
- fluttering feeling in the chest, or
Frequent PVCs can lead to low blood pressure.
Causes of premature ventricular contractions
It is not always clear what causes PVCs to occur, but they may be associated with conditions like alcohol or drug use, use of certain medications (including antihistamines), exercise, anxiety, caffeine, or tobacco use. Other heart diseases can also cause PVCs.
Other premature ventricular contraction symptoms
- Feeling a Skipped or Extra Heartbeat
- Fluttering Feeling in the Chest
- Increased Awareness of the Heart Beating
- Palpitations Felt in the Chest or Neck
Main Article on Premature Ventricular Contraction Symptoms
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