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A 26-year-old member asked:

I am 29 and i get premature junctional contractions, sometimes runs of 3-8 beats. when in a run rate is 105bpm. normal echo and electrolytes. does the runs mean i have junctional tachycardia? i have pots too.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Junctional tachycard: Runs of 3-8 beats would be classified as short bursts of junctional tachycardia. One beat would be a single premature junctional complex or beat. 2 beats would be a couplet. 3 beats would be a triplet or short run of junctional tachycardia also. Apparently no pro!onged runs of junctional tachycardia were seen on your holter monitoring.
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Yes, by defenition.: If a person has 3-8 consecutive beats at a heart rate greater than 100 beats /minute, you have junctions tachycardia. Unless you have other signs of heart disease, I would not attribute this to “heart disease”. You should be evaluated to rule out structural heart disease and attention should be turned to ruling out concomitant heart disease. You may need a cardiologist evaluation if this recurs.
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