Risk factors

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The following stimulants, conditions and triggers may increase your risk of premature ventricular contractions:

  • Caffeine, tobacco and alcohol
  • Exercise
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Anxiety
  • Underlying heart disease, including congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure and a weakened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
April 26, 2014