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Ventricular Premature Beat

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Video Paper Builder

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Vermont Pub and Brewery

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Naval Patrol Bombing Squadron

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Vietnamese Patrol Boat

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Visitor Player Box

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Virtual Pilot Broadcasting

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Virtual Power Back-up

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Ventricular Premature Beats

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Vanderbilt Programming Board

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Virtual Pedal Board

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Voice Processing Board

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Volume Parameter Block

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Version Planning Board

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A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) is a common event where the heartbeat is initiated by Purkinje fibers in the ventricles rather than by the sinoatrial node. PVCs may cause no symptoms or may be perceived as a "skipped beat" or felt as palpitations in the chest. PVCs do not usually pose any danger.The electrical events of the heart detected by the electrocardiogram (ECG) allow a PVC to be easily distinguished from a normal heart beat. However, very frequent PVCs can be symptomatic of an underlying heart condition (such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy). Furthermore, very frequent (over 20% of all heartbeats) PVCs are considered a risk factor for arrhythmia-induced cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle becomes less effective and symptoms of heart failure may develop. Ultrasound of the heart is therefore recommended in people with frequent PVCs. If PVCs are frequent or troublesome, medication (beta blockers or certain calcium channel blockers) may be used. Very frequent PVCs in people with dilated cardiomyopathy may be treated with radiofrequency ablation.

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