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What causes bigeminy?

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Many different things can bring on bigeminy. They include:

  • Your family history
  • An infection in your heart, or somewhere else in your body
  • Things that rev up your heart: caffeine, nicotine, drugs like cocaine, and some over-the-counter or herbal medicines
  • Too many or too few electrolytes (minerals like potassium and sodium) in your blood
  • Thyroid disease
  • Some heart conditions

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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