Articles Tagged: causes of irregular heartbeat

Premature Ventricular Contractions in EKG – When To Be Concerned?

Premature Ventricular ContractionsWhen premature ventricular contractions are identified, doctors usually aren’t surprised. When an EKG is performed, medical specialists look to see if the patient has any issues concerning the heart or circulatory system. In some cases, there is no reason to be alarmed, but in other cases, immediate medical action will be taken. The course of action that your doctor takes will depend on the severity as well as the frequency of your premature ventricular contractions.

Electrical Cardioversion Risks and Complications

Electrical CardioversionIf you have ever seen a movie or television show depicting a medical emergency where the patient is being shocked, you already know what electrical cardioversion is. A set of electrical paddles is kept in every emergency room and in the back of every ambulance simply because this medical device is capable of saving lives in a split second. However, medical professionals do not use this tool unless there is no other option.