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How is bigeminy treated?

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Your doctor will address any issue that could be causing the bigeminy. But if you don't have symptoms and your heart is working as it should, you may not need treatment.

f you feel dizzy, are short of breath, or have chest pain, your doctor may want you to take beta blockers. If your bigeminy is having a severe effect on your heart, you could need surgery.

Some lifestyle changes can keep your PVCs from getting worse. Manage stress, get enough sleep, and avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and recreational drugs.

From: What Is Bigeminy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Echocardiogram - Echo."

Cardiac Health: "Bigemini," "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "What Are the Causes of Ventricular Arrhythmias, VT, Bigeminy, and Trigeminy?"

Hebbar, K.A. , June 15, 2002. American Family Physician

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "Holter Monitor," "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta Blockers," "Cardiac Ablation," "Test and Procedures: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)," "Stress Test."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cardiomyopathy?" "What is Coronary Heart Disease?"

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center: "Clinical Approach to Patients with Frequent PVCs."

Richard Wright, MD, chairman, Pacific Heart Institute, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Echocardiogram - Echo."

Cardiac Health: "Bigemini," "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "What Are the Causes of Ventricular Arrhythmias, VT, Bigeminy, and Trigeminy?"

Hebbar, K.A. , June 15, 2002. American Family Physician

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "Holter Monitor," "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta Blockers," "Cardiac Ablation," "Test and Procedures: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)," "Stress Test."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cardiomyopathy?" "What is Coronary Heart Disease?"

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center: "Clinical Approach to Patients with Frequent PVCs."

Richard Wright, MD, chairman, Pacific Heart Institute, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

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