Dear Nurses

Saturday, March 01, 2008

WHAT IS A PVC?


A PVC is a Premature Ventricular Contraction . Typically, the ventricle contracts prematurely and the QRS is wider than normal. Heart disease may or may not be present. Anxiety or stress are known causes. Other causes include:- Myocardial infarction, Amphetamines, Cocaine,
Caffeine and over-exhaustion.
Treatment is directed at the cause.

You may also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos called SESSIONS, you may also
find Sessions 16 through 18 very useful

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