DP is a slender, 45-year-old mother of three children all under the age of 15 years old. She presents to clinic with palpitations, sweating and hyperventilation. EKG reveals she is experiencing PVC’s every 10-12 beats. She is agitated and appears to be worried that her husband will be angry with her for getting sick.
BP 140/85 P 110 Temp 38.6 Wt 55 kg Ht 5’7”
Currently on no medications
Points to Ponder
Evaluate this patient’s condition and possible etiologies.
Discuss the risks versus benefits of anti-arrhythmic therapy. Goals of therapy?
Is DP a candidate for drug treatment of her PVC’s?