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What causes ectopic heartbeats?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Question: my heart seems to be adding an extra beat then pause
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (1 hour later)
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Hello Sir

After reading the medical query raised by you I would like to tell you that this is known as ECTOPIC beats.

Ectopics are generally harmless if they are not very frequent. But if they are occurring quite frequently then they can interfere with filling of the blood inside the heart and needs evaluation.

It's advisable to get an ECG done to see the frequency of the ectopics and also to rule out any cardiac rhythm abnormality. Also cut down the intake of caffeine containing drinks like coffee if you are having them too much. Also smoking should completely be stopped.

I hope this information will answer your query.

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Dr Bhanu partap
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What causes ectopic heartbeats?

Brief Answer: Please refer to the detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hello Sir After reading the medical query raised by you I would like to tell you that this is known as ECTOPIC beats. Ectopics are generally harmless if they are not very frequent. But if they are occurring quite frequently then they can interfere with filling of the blood inside the heart and needs evaluation. It's advisable to get an ECG done to see the frequency of the ectopics and also to rule out any cardiac rhythm abnormality. Also cut down the intake of caffeine containing drinks like coffee if you are having them too much. Also smoking should completely be stopped. I hope this information will answer your query. Kind Regards Dr Bhanu partap