I wish there were a cure for them, but the cure can be more dangerous than the PVC's. I've been having 1000's/day, really irritating at the least. Some time ago I found the following link to an Electrophysiologist addressing the question of treating PVCs. He said that in a structurally normal heart with an otherwise normal EKG, that he would not consider treating them until the patient has more than 20,000/day. www.drjohnm.org/2013/06/benign-pvcs-a-heart-rhythm-doctors-approach/
That's quite a lot, basically one PVC for every 5 normal beats. I get 1000's/day, but nothing near that many. I had been taking 0.125mg Atenolol twice a day, kept my resting rate at 60 bpm. The cardiologist knew I was taking essentially 1/2 of a 0.25 mg tablet, he was OK with that, but I could take 0.25 mg twice a day. Having grown frustrated with the 1000's/day I was getting, I started to take the 0.25 mg twice a day. My resting pulse dropped to 57, but I went from 1000's/day of PVCs to 100's/day.
The cause of many of the benign arrhythmias is automaticity. "Automaticity refers to a cardiac muscle cell firing off an impulse on its own."
Here is a forum I used to post on:www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Rhythm/Is-PVCs-really-just-anxiety-really/show/1638562
And a user comment from the linked page:
"Heart cells are the root cause for ectopic beats, the condition is called "enhanced automaticity". Other body functions, drugs, CNS tone, emotional awareness, or chemicals can aggravate the cells to make it worse."
I've had PVCs since my mid teens, 40 years ago, they come and go, but are never gone very long. I've always advocated that anyone experiencing PVCs (any arrhythmia) for the first time be seen by their doctor, or if severe enough or accompanied by other symptoms to go to the Emergency Room. If anyone normally experiences a benign arrhythmia and it suddenly worsens, do the same. But if you've been tested, and tested, and tested, and everything is negative, acceptance (and a Beta Block) is probably the best medicine.
A quote by Benjamin Hoff that applies here.
"A saying from the area of Chinese medicine would be appropriate to mention here: "One disease, long life; no disease, short life." In other words, those who know what's wrong with them and take care of themselves accordingly will tend to live a lot longer than those who consider themselves perfectly happy and neglect their weakness. So, in that sense at least, a Weakness of some sort can do you a big favor, if you acknowledge that it's there."
There are people that are blissfully unaware of their PVC plagued hearts. If they are benign, that's the definition of Nirvana. But if they are blissfully unaware and their PVCs represent a pathological condition, they will not know to seek treatment.