Could it be possible that a rise in my BP cause an increased amount of PVCS? I noticed my heartrate is quite normal and calm from morning til mid afternoon, then the PVCs start in. These PVCs get so bad that is makes me feel nauseous, have pressure in my chest and makes it harder to breathe. I will go long periods with very few PVCs, then will go several days in a row which an astronomical amount of them. Any advise?
Premature ventricular contraction is a pathological heart disorder in which the heartbeat is initiated by the heart ventricle rather than by the sinoatrial node.
There are several possible causes for premature ventricular contraction, some of them including: ischemia, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, thyroid problems and stress. Alcohol and caffeine can contribute to this condition.
Your increased blood pressure does not cause PVCs. It is only another manifestation of the bad heart condition.
You might want to visit a cardiologist for complete heart evaluation and adequate therapy.
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