Ventricular Premature Complexes
- An ectopic beat beginning in the ventricles below the AV node and occurring prematurely in relation the the existing cardiac rhythm.
- Often VPCs are following by a compensatory pause.
Significant myocardial damage to the heart or disease in other systems, Drug reactions, Hypoxia, Anaemia, Electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, etc.
ECG Appearance: P waves absent from the QRS complexes associated with the VPCs, wide and abnormal QRS complexes
Treatment similar to ventricular tachycardia.