Ectopic beats

Ectopic beats are extra or missed beats that are very common but sometimes cause a lot of distress and symptoms for patients. The ectopic beats can originate from the atrial or ventricular chambers. Ectopic beat frequency and burden increase with age and most people over the age of 40 experience some ectopic beats. 

In terms of symptoms, ectopic beats tend to occur in waves that last a few weeks and then spontaneously subside.

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