Cat. 7 – Bigemini patterns detected
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Coala has indicated the occurrence of extra beats with bigemini patterns and detected P waves.
Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), are one of the most common abnormalities that is found in ECGs. When there is 1 normal beat between each PVC, the rhythm is called Bigemini. Coala indicates this category when Bigemini patterns with P waves are detected in the recording.
A PVC may be perceived as a ”skipped beat” or felt as palpitations in the chest. Individual PVCs triggered from the heart’s chambers are commonplace. Most people do not know their extra touches and are not disturbed by them. Single PVC are common in healthy persons. The prevalence of PVCs has been estimated to be about 1% to 4% for the general population. Age has been seen to play a major role in the occurrence of PVCs throughout the population. Older individuals are more likely to experience PVC and this may be due to its prevalence in individuals with high blood pressure and heart disease.
Plenty of PVCs can be a consequence of other underlying heart disease. It is therefore important that a thorough investigation is carried out by the electrical activation system, cardiac muscle function, heart valve and coronary artery.
In many PVC, blood flow is affected so that symptoms such as breathlessness, nausea, dizziness, fainting, cold sweat may occur. Most often, the root causes of coronary heart disease or severe flap are why a complete investigation is important.
Next time you are in contact with your healthcare provider inform them about your Bigemini. If the results occur more frequently over time, make sure to contact your healthcare provider.
The results presented in the Coala App are intended to be an indicator of your health condition and the information should only be disclosed as informative. Coala Life expressly disclaims all responsibility for errors and injuries, and makes no warranties (expressed or implied) regarding the health information. If you have any doubts about your health, Coala Life recommends that you always contact your healthcare provider, your doctor or if needed emergency care.