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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


Abdi Rasekh, MDby 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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