- The tell-tale sign of Ventricular Bigeminy is a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC) on every second beat of your heart rhythm.
- The occasional Ventricular Bigeminy usually isn't a cause for concern, but it can lead to more serious heart conditions.
- If you show signs of Ventricular Bigeminy, contact your healthcare provider immediately to rule out the presence of harmful underlying conditions.
Got other questions on Ventricular Bigeminy? See the Qaly guides on Ventricular Bigeminy:
- Ventricular Bigeminy vs Ventricular Trigeminy on Your ECG
- Ventricular Bigeminy vs PVC on Your ECG
- Ventricular Bigeminy vs Atrial Bigeminy on Your ECG
- How to Read an ECG: Stanford Cardiologist Explains
- The Ultimate Cardiologist's Guide to the Smartwatch ECG
Hello, heart hero. In your quest to identify that irregular heart rhythm you just felt, you may have come across the terms Atrial Bigeminy or Ventricular Bigeminy. With your trusty watch ECG now in hand, you may be wondering, "What does Ventricular Bigeminy look like on my watch ECG?" In this guide, we'll help you see Ventricular Bigeminy on your watch ECG. Let's dive in.
What's Ventricular Bigeminy?
Before trying to identify Ventricular Bigeminy on your ECG, it's helpful to remind yourself what Ventricular Bigeminy actually is. (If you're confident in your Ventricular Bigeminy knowledge, though, skip on ahead to the next section for some visual examples of an Ventricular Bigeminy ECG).
To start, remember how your heart beats? It produces an electrical signal, which squeezes and unsqueezes your heart, which in turn pumps your blood to your lungs for oxygen and then out to the rest of your body.
Normally, your heart produces that electrical signal from your "sinus node" to generate a normal heartbeat. Sometimes, however, that electrical signal starts from somewhere else in your heart, where it isn't supposed to. This abnormal heartbeat is called an "ectopic" heartbeat. When that ectopic heartbeat starts in your heart's lower chambers, or ventricles, it's called a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC). "Bigeminy" is a type of abnormal heart rhythm where an ectopic heartbeat happens every third heartbeat in the rhythm. Ventricular Bigeminy, then, is when every third beat of your heart rhythm is a PVC.
So What Does Ventricular Bigeminy Look Like on My Watch ECG?
To identify Ventricular Bigeminy on your ECG, look for these tell-tale signs:
- A normal heartbeat followed by a PVC, for three or more consecutive cycles. The beat pattern is: normal-PVC, normal-PVC, and so on.
- A premature P wave, which can vary in size and shape.
- A wide QRS interval.
For visual examples, take a look at Ventricular Bigeminy seen on Qaly members' watch ECGs.
Is Ventricular Bigeminy a Cause for Concern?
Ventricular Bigeminy typically isn't a cause for concern, often resolving on its own. However, if you experience a high burden of Ventricular Bigeminy or worsening symptoms, it may be a sign of a more serious heart condition.
As always, if you show signs of Ventricular Bigeminy, contact your healthcare provider immediately to rule out the presence of harmful underlying conditions.
Well, that just about wraps up our guide on what Ventricular Bigeminy looks like on your watch ECG. We hope this could be of some help to you.
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As always from the team at Qaly, stay heart healthy ❤️