premature ventricular contraction

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Synonyms for premature ventricular contraction

irregularity of cardiac rhythm


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Multiple ectopic beats can sometimes cause palpitations.
Ectopic beats are very common and don't damage your heart.
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.
As long as these ectopic beats remain occasional, everything should be all right.
Spontaneous initiation of atrial fibrillation by ectopic beats originating in the pulmonary veins.