Why are my PVCs getting worse? Response to exercise: PVCs that mostly occur at times of rest and suppress with exercise are usually benign. PVCs that worsen with exercise may be indicative of a heart under stress, say from a partial blockage of an artery or something else. A heart doctor should evaluate arrhythmia that gets worse with exercise.
What should I avoid with PVCs? Coffee – This and other caffeinated items are the #1 food related link. Chocolate – between the caffeine and sugar this delicious creamy treat is not a good idea for those with known PVCs. Energy Drinks – These beverages have extremely high levels of caffeine and other stimulants.
Can PVCs be fatal? There is some evidence from studies looking at these populations that PVC’s may lead to heart failure and potentially fatal and non-fatal arrhythmias such as inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
Will a pacemaker help control PVCs? PVCs are the result of extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in the ventricles, or lower pumping chambers, and disrupt your regular heart rhythm, which is controlled by a natural pacemaker known as the sinus node.