Keyword Search: in
How to Stop Ectopic Beats
View article disclaimer and terms
Tags: ectopic beats, ectopic beats treatment

This article has been viewed 1800 times.
Ask us a Question
Email Address
Code ^

What is Ectopic Beats? According to Dr. Boon Lim - Ectopic beats are also known as Ectopic Heart Rhythm or cardiac ectopy. It is produced when the heart creates a premature beat, usually followed by a brief pause.   Types of Ectopic Beats: 1. Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC) 2. Premature Atrial Contraction (PAC)   Causes Of Ectopic Beats There are different causes of Ectopic Beats. Some of these are 

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive caffine consumptionPrescription drugs
  • Stress (which produces high adrenaline levels)
  • Exercise
  • Diarrhoea and vomitting, which may disturb electrolyte levels (typically low potassium levels)
  • Heart muscle damage from a heart attack
  • Heart enlargement (cardiomyopathy)
  • Valvular heart disease, such as a floppy mitral valve (mitral valve prolapse)

  Symptoms of Ectopic Beats Following Can Be The Symptom of Ectopic Beats:

  • your heart is fluttering
  • you are hyper aware of your heartbeat
  • you feel faint or dizzy
  • your heart is pounding
  • your heart skipped a beat or stopped briefly

    How is Ectopic Beats Diagnosed? Different method used to diagnosed ectopic heart rhythm. Some of these are:

  • coronary angiograph
  • heart CT scan
  • echocardiogram
  • exercise testing
  • Holter monitor
  • MRI

How To Stop Ectopic Beats If possible, avoiding the triggers of ectopic beats is also key in reducing its incidences as most ectopic beats need not to be treated. However, your doctor might ask you to avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine. Your doctor might suggest regular physical activity if you are inactive. If the triggers are related to stress, self-help methods such as meditation or mindfulness or other relaxation therapies might help. However, if ectopic beats persist and are bothersome, treatment is based on the underlying cause based on the tests performed.

By Aatif Riaz
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.


Biography: Aatif Riaz is a article writer. He loves to write about health topics.

(Total : 13)
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines
Eliminating 90% of your risk of cardiovascular disease
Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf
How Do Cardic Screening Test & Cardiac Heart Monitoring
How Does Cold Weather Affect Atrial Fibrillation?
How To Make Bittergourd Tea To Reverse Diabetes, Stop Gout Or Lower Blood Pressure
How to Stop Ectopic Beats
Treatment For Heart rhythm disorders
What Is A Pacemaker? Types Risk and Operation of Pacemaker
What is arrhythmia Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
What is Atrial Fibrillation? The Different Types of Atrial Septal Defect
What is cardiology?
What is Heart Failure?

Contact Form

Please use this form to contact Aatif Riaz
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.

Company (if any)
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.