Question: My husband is worried about dropping dead!
My husband had a 24 hour holter that showed one 7 beat episode of VTach and some PVC’s. Echo came back normal as did blood work. He is doing a 2 part nuclear stress test. Last week he did the first part and it came back with some PVC’s while on the treadmill. Dr. said he did 115% of what they expect people to do which sounded like a good thing to me! My husband is still getting a lot of PVC’s everyday and although they only saw the one run of VTach, he is worried about the VTach turning into VFib and him dropping dead. Should he be worried?
pvcs are usually harmless and benign. what he should look at is that he performed 115 % . that means his heart is capable of coping up with such pvcs and vfibs.
he can always consult another cardiologist to see if there is any newer drug that can normalise the pvcs.
to me ,personally, he is fine, and he need not worry.