Table Of Contents
|WHAT ARE ECTOPIC BEATS|
|CAUSES OF ECTOPIC BEATS|
|SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ECTOPIC BEATS|
|DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATIONS OF ECTOPIC BEATS|
|ECTOPIC BEATS TREATMENT/HOW TO STOP ECTOPIC BEATS|
1. What are Ectopic Beats?
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
There are specifically two types of ectopic heart beats. They are:
1. premature ventricular contraction (PVC), or ventricular ectopics (VE),
This single lead electrocardiogram (ECG) shows a single ventricular ectopic beat (6th heart beat). This is also know as premature ventricular contraction (PVC) or ventricular ectopics (VE).