CV Podcast: PVC Localization and Management
In this “ECG Segment: Making Waves” episode of the “Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME” podcast, host Anthony Kashou, M.D., discusses premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) with William G. Stevenson, M.D., a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School.
During the discussion, Dr. Stevenson addresses a range of topics related to PVCs, including the initial concerns that arise when a patient presents with these heart rhythms; how to classify PVCs based on their alarming features; and how to approach localization and management of PVCs using electrocardiography (ECG) and electrophysiology testing.
Dr. Stevenson also shares his insights on the possibility of young people experiencing PVCs due to channelopathies or ion disorders, along with his approach to evaluating prolonged ECG recordings to make informed decisions about whether a patient should be referred for an ablation procedure or further testing in an electrophysiology lab.
The conversation with Dr. Stevenson provides valuable insights for anyone interested in learning more about PVCs and their diagnosis and management.
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