Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) in young athletes

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2022 Sep-Oct;74:80-88. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2022.10.011. Epub 2022 Oct 26.


There is a growing body of literature focusing on the morphology, management, and outcomes of PVCs in athletes. This review summarizes this literature and establishes recommendations on management, treatment, and indications for specialist referral in this patient population. The sports medicine physician's responses and recommendation should be made in conjunction with the athletes wishes. Medications or ablations are not always necessary in all athletes if they are followed with regular evaluations.

Keywords: Athletes; PVCs; Premature ventricular contractions; Sports cardiology; Ventricular arrhythmias.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletes
  • Humans
  • Ventricular Premature Complexes* / diagnosis
  • Ventricular Premature Complexes* / therapy