How many PACs or PVCs are considered too many to require treatment?

Posted by sundancekid @sundancekid, Aug 23 1:01am

I have at times having up to 6 ectopic beats per minute, or an average of 800+ ectopic beats per day. Is it time to be concerned?

If not, at what number of ectopic beats would need medical treatments?

Thank you.

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800 per day is nothing, if heart beats approx 100000 times per day, your PVC load is less than 1%.
Mine is 15%, 15000 per day….now on meds for it….
Talk to your doc, maybe try magnesium
Good luck

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@nash123

800 per day is nothing, if heart beats approx 100000 times per day, your PVC load is less than 1%.
Mine is 15%, 15000 per day….now on meds for it….
Talk to your doc, maybe try magnesium
Good luck

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Nash, curious…what medication are you on for the PVCs?
I have been on amiodarone for a long time for atrial fibrillation, which brings my heartrate down; it's my belief that the lowered heart rate creates favorable conditions for PVCs. My load is around 10%. I am seeking the right combination of medication for these two conditions and it feels really daunting. The PVCs disrupt my sleep and cause extreme anxiety.

Anyone out there with similar experiences?
Jennifer

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