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3 minutes crash course on ventricular ectopic beats (VPDs) by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 4:45pm Ventricular ectopic beats are the most common cardiac electrical abnormality for which cardiologist’s consultation is sought.VPDs are one of most benign observations in ECG and  and almost every  heart experiences it. In 24 hour holter recordings it was reported up to 25% of healthy  individuals . In spite of this ,  the fear of  noting a ... Read on »
Premature Ventricular Contractions by Pip Posted Sat 03 Apr 2010 1:31am Premature Ventricular Contractions (also known as Premature Ventricular Complex, Ventricular Premature Contraction (VPC), Ventricular Premature Beat (VPB) or ectopic beats) are actually quite common conditions where a contraction of ventricle chambers in the heart occur ahead of the sinoatrial node. When captured by an electrocardiograph (ECG or ... Read on »
When VPDs continuously bombard the ventricle . . . Mitral valve begins to leak ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 24 Jan 2012 2:15pm There are many  organic causes of mitral regurgitation. ( Ischemic , degenerative , valvular , cardiomyopathy etc.) It is not  rare for  pure  electrical events to result in valvular regurgitation.   A 70year old  man  with SHT   presented  with palpitation  and exertional dyspnea  .He was  later referred  for  Echocardiography.  Echo revealed ... Read on »
What will be the pulse rate in a patient who has ventricular bigeminy in ECG ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 May 2010 10:07am 1 Comment What will be the pulse rate in a patient who has ventricular bigeminy in ECG with a heart rate of 90 ( 45 sinus beats 45 VPDS/minute ) ? A.Exactly Same as HR , ie 90/mt  B.Exactly half of HR , ie  45/mt C.Can be anything between 45 to 90/mt D.Any of the above can be true  The  answer is D .  I have  noted  ,this simple ... Read on »
Incessant Regular Wide Complex Tachycardia by Stephen Smith Posted Tue 11 Mar 2014 6:40pm A male in his 50's presented after a witnessed syncopal episode. He reported multiple syncopal events over the last 1-2 months with increasing frequency, as well as recent fatigue.  He had a remote history of in-hospital cardiac arrest during surgery.  He had no anginal symptoms, no CP or SOB.  Prehospital tracings were concerning for monomorph ... Read on »
Flippetty Flop. by Barb Posted Tue 19 Apr 2011 12:33am That's what it feels like when my heart is having it's random moments. And to say that's it's distressing when it happens is an understatement. It really only happens for a few seconds, but it's enough to make me feel breathless and like my heartbeat is about to explode through the base of my neck. So after Sunday's pathetic attempt at Cobbit ... Read on »
There is nothing called Idiopathic VPDs . . . It may simply reflect our Ignorance ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 31 Mar 2013 12:00am VPDs are such a common cardiac arrhythmia . We also know most are benign .Still modern science demands to rule out structural heart disease in any patient with multiple VPDs. When ventricles get irritated it reacts with VPDs . ( The irritants  can be anatomical , physiological or primary electrical) Echo can detect only anatomical ... Read on »
Why we rarely diagnose junctional ectopic beats ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 26 Dec 2009 6:35am Ectopic beats , other wise called premature depolarisaton are one of the common ECG abnormalities  diagnosed by physicians. Atrial premature beats (APDs) Ventricular premature beats(VPDs)  APDs and VPDs  form  the bulk of all clinically important ectopic beats. Heart has a specialised electrical conducting system , eve ... Read on »
What is the mechanism of sinus tachycardia thyrotoxicosis ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 21 Oct 2011 3:22am The answer to this  seemingly innocuous  question is not  that simple at all.  We know ,sinus tachycardia is  a common expression of thyroid  excess while  sinus bradycardia is the  hall-mark of thyroid depletion. So  obviously ,  the first thing that would  strike us  is ,  there must be  something  cooking between thyroxine and the SA node . ... Read on »
Can premature beats (Ectopic beats) occur in SA node ? Yes, it can . It’s called sinus premature systole. by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 11:50pm Ectopic beats or premature depolarisations are the commonest  cardiac arrhythmia encountered . Human heart , is a  non stop  electro mechanical organ ,  and it is not surprising   ectopic beats are so common  and can literally originate  from every cell of heart. But , generally it   emanates  primarily from  the special conducting cells . At ... Read on »