What are premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)?

Also known as: PVCs

The ventricles are the lower chambers of the heart. When these chambers experience extra heartbeats that cause problems for a person’s overall heart rate, this is known as a premature ventricular contraction.


Reviewed by: Anthony F. Rossi, MD

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