A PVC, or premature ventricular contraction, is an abnormal heart rhythm. It can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, and other symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms, you must see a doctor immediately. An ECG (electrocardiogram) is often used to diagnose PVC.
What does a PVC look like on an ECG? A PVC looks like a small, round wave on an ECG. An enormous wave may follow it, called a T-wave. The T-wave is the normal heart rhythm. A PVC can cause the T-wave to become inverted, which means it points downward instead of up. This can be seen on an ECG as well.
PVCs are usually harmless and don’t require treatment. However, if you have frequent or severe PVCs, you may need medication or other medicines to control your symptoms. If you have chest pain or shortness of breath, seek medical help immediately. These could be signs of a more severe problem.
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