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I am a 19 year old male in great health. I am an athletic person, a basketball player and a soccer player. I went to the cardiologist 2 months ago, and had an EKG done and a stress test done. No PVCs resulted. It came out perfect. My heart was perfect. However, when I play basketball and soccer, or any other exercise, I get PVCs, usually after the game is done but at times during the game as well. I get multiple PVCs after the game, usually one every 5 beats. This also may result in burping, but not usually. My cardiologist said my heart was healthy and structurally "perfect". Should I be worried that I am getting these PVCs, especially exercise induced and post ecercise? Any detailed insight is appreciated. Thank you

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Hi Hashim,
1. How do you know you  have PVCs if they cannot be demonstrated?
2. In someone with an otherwise normal EKG & heart function - even if you prove to have PVCs - no treatment is needed:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/exercise-pvcs
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/pvcs-and-exercise
As I have done now many times before to patients like you, I cannot explain it better than this!
Hope it helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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