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Rotman, B.
Premature Ventricular Complexes in Patients without Structural Heart Disease.
J KARDIOL. 2015; 22(3-4): 70-75.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Rotman Brigitte

Ventricular arrhythmias are very common in the general population with a prevalence of 1-75%, depending on the duration of ECG registration. The prognosis in apparently healthy people is mostly excellent. The diagnosis of a heart disease plays a major role in the estimation of prognosis in patients with frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). In general we distinguish between benign and malignant forms of PVCs. Benign forms are mostly monomorphic and have their origin in the right or left ventricular outflow tract or the fascicle of the his-pukinje system. In spite of the benign character frequent PVCs can lead to a tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. Rare and asymptomatic benign PVCs need no therapies. In Patients with symptomatic and frequent PVCs an antiarrhythmic therapy with class 1, 2, 3 or 4 can be necessary. Catheter ablation is another excellent therapeutic option. Malignant PVCs are often polymorphic, genetically determined and associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. In these patients the implantation of a defibrillator can be considered.

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