A case of premature ventricular contractions-related cardiomyopathy

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are heart beats initiated in the ventricles instead of in the sinoatrial node. A high burden of PVCs can lead to a cardiomyopathy, characterised by reduced left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. We present a case of PVC-related cardiomyopathy where the 65-year-old male was initially seen by his primary care provider for recent onset chest pain and dizziness. His transthoracic echocardiogram showed mild concentric LV hypertrophy and mildly reduced systolic function (LV ejection fraction 43%).