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Can PVCs be a trigger for Atrial Fibrillation?
Can PVCs be a trigger for AFib? Also, is there some relationship between VT [ventricular tachycardia] and AFib? (ablated 8 years ago for afib and my VT never returned).
submitted by Anton from Connecticut on 11/6/2012
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Abdi Rasekh, MD
PVCs [premature ventricular contractions] are usually not a trigger for A Fib. Ablation of A fib would not stop VT. It is possible that you had A fib with aberrant conduction that was interpreted as VT.
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Updated November 2012