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What tests find premature ventricular contractions?

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Even if you've never had symptoms, you may be diagnosed with PVCs during a routine heart test called an electrocardiogram (ECG). It's the same test a doctor would give you if you came in with specific symptoms of PVCs.

Your doctor may give you a portable ECG:

Another type of ECG is called an exercise stress test. It's like a standard ECG, but it's done while you're on a bike or a treadmill.

  • Holter monitor
  • Event recorder

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions."

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions."

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

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