Thought I would add to this some simple pics showing the P,Q,R,S & T waves. Normal Rhythm:
And then a PVC rhythm:
You can see the width of the QRS Complex is greater than .12 ms (distance between dots is .04 secs). Also, not being a doctor, it is not clear if the wave before the PVC is a T or a P. Also, after the PVC, I am not sure if that little bump is a T.View Thread
I know lots of folks have PVCs and I have had them for MANY years (54 yrs old). I have had several tests and my doctor says I appear to be very healthy so not to worry. I continue to get them constantly throughout the day so my curiosity go the better of me and I picked up a portable ECG device (Heal Force Prince 180b) and the 3 lead accessory along with some electrodes. Thought I would post a couple of pics...
First, my normal ECG:
You can see it is very typical and you can see the P, QRS and T waves.
Now, here is a pic when I am having PVCs...
You can see the wide QRS wave (the tall spike) and how frequently it happens.
These two measurements were done within 30 minutes of each other (first the PVC and 30 minutes later the normal measurement). It has been another 45 minutes and I am having non-stop PVCs again.
I have stopped worrying too much about them, but it is definitely odd when I go to bed and can feel the "da dump... da dump.......DUMP"
I also have a heart stethoscope (Littmann Cardiology II SE) and will listen to the PVCs... is sounds more like "DUMP..Da..da..da.........DUMP..Da..da..da"
Anyway... thought I would post my experience.View Thread