premature ventricular contraction

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Synonyms for premature ventricular contraction

irregularity of cardiac rhythm

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Palpitations are the expression of ventricular ectopic beats or supraventricular arrhythmias [3, 9].
The next most common diagnoses were related to primary rhythm issues such as aborted sudden cardiac death, palpitations, ectopic beats, atrial fibrillation, ventricular pre-excitation or ventricular tachycardia (24.
Multiple ectopic beats can sometimes cause palpitations.
Although palpitations and ectopic beats can feel unpleasant, they're usually harmless and don't mean anything is wrong with your heart.
Ectopic beats initiating PAF originate from mainly (95%) left pulmonary vein, especially from left superior pulmonary vein (LSPV) (14-17).
Phase I, or the early phase, is typically silent, can feature sporadic ventricular ectopic beats, subtle ECG changes, morphologic abnormalities, and sudden death.
EXTRA heartbeats, known as ectopic beats, are quite common if you are tired or have drunk too much.
People who live in soft-water areas, who use diuretics, or who are predisposed to magnesium loss or ectopic beats may require more dietary magnesium than would others.
The weight loss effects of sibutramine must be balanced against the cost of the drug ($108 per month) and possible adverse health effects (increased heart rates, ventricular ectopic beats, or epileptic seizures).
As long as these ectopic beats remain occasional, everything should be all right.
Electrocardiographic recordings were initially scanned at high speed and subsequently reviewed for more precise analysis by two observers, with the total number of ventricular ectopic beats being determined for each subject.