A 34-year-old female asked:
is a compensatory pause something to worry about?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiac Electrophysiology 23 years experience
Not really: It is a normal physiologic response following a premature beat. If you are having symptoms, a 24 hour holter may prove helpful in directing therapy.
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Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Usually not: The pause itself is not dangerous. A compensatory pause usually follows a premature beat. The characteristics of the premature beats may warrant intervention.
5306 viewsAnswered Apr 21, 2019
Last updated Apr 21, 2019
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