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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020

Is Trigeminy serious?

Trigeminy isn't necessarily a harmful rhythm. If you don't have any symptoms related to it, your doctor may not recommend any treatments. They could suggest that you avoid known trigeminy causes, such as caffeine or certain drugs, to see if your heart rhythm returns to normal.

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In this regard, what does Trigeminy mean?

trigeminy. Noun. (countable and uncountable, plural trigeminies) A kind of cardiac arrhythmia where premature ventricular contractions occur at intervals of two normal beats to one contraction.

Furthermore, is R on T dangerous? If they appear in groups of two or more together (coupled), the situation could also be dangerous. In addition, the most dangerous situation is called the R-on-T Phenomenon. When the PVC falls on a T wave from the previous contraction, ventricular fibrillation and death can occur. Treatment of PVC's is complex.

Likewise, are Bigeminy and Trigeminy dangerous?

If you have bigeminy (bi-JEM-uh-nee), your heart doesn't beat in a normal pattern. After every routine beat, you have a beat that comes too early, or what's known as a premature ventricular contraction (PVC). PVCs are common and not always harmful. If you're in good health, you may not even need treatment.

How many PVCs a minute are dangerous?

PVCs are relatively common. In fact, up to 80% of people without heart disease will have at least one PVC during a 24 hour Holter monitor study. Those who have more than three PVCs in a row are said to have non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT).

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