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Premature ventricular complex

A premature ventricular complex (PVC) is an ectopic beat that originates in the ventricles with a wide QRS complex and no P wave. It may also be called a ventricular ectopic beat (VEB).

See also: Extra Beats

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Anterior ST elevation Hyperacute T waves Late R wave transition Pathological Q waves Premature ventricular complex Acute Anterior MI 12-Lead Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
What happens when a patient with LAD OMI does not go immediately to the cath lab?

This ECG is from an elderly woman who presented with chest pain.

This ECG shows ST elevation V2-4 with poor R progression and hyperacute T waves. The cause was an acute LAD occlusion.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Fragmented QRS Inferior ST depression Inverted T waves Premature ventricular complex 12-Lead ECG of the Week Dr John Larkin CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 23rd July 2018 – Interpretation

This ECG is from a man in his 70s who presented with several episodes of ischaemic sounding chest pain on a background of known ischaemic cardiac disease.