Cardiomyopathy and PVCs

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Dear sir,
I had a heart echo, multiple ecg's, a stress ecg and an x-ray in January 2009 due to discovering multiple PVCs. I have been told they are benign, but they have not gone away. I am concerned as to whether or not this could lead to cardiomyopathy in later life.

The only time I am aware of the PVCs is when I physically take my pulse, and they occur every 8/10 beats. This is different to when I was first aware of them, whereby I could feel them shake my chest. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Cardiomyopathy occurs as the result of many factors. You can read about causes here:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/what-causes-heart-failure/
I have blogged about palpitations and PVCs many times before:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations/
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations-and-pvcs/
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/i-am-worried-about-v-tach-ventric
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/what-are-some-of-the-causes-of-pr
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/palpitations-and-fainting/
You'll find these are rather common complaints and most people don't need treatment, only reassurance once their heart proves OK.
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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