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A 49-year-old male asked:

I have had stress echo, ecgs & 48 hour monitor. cardiologist says benign atrial ectopics. recently been having long periods of 10 to 15 ectopics per min. went to hospital but they said benign ectopics don't worry. feels very uncomfortable thoughts?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Did the stress echo show worsening of your atrial irritability during exercise? Is your thyroid function normal? Since you have no evidence of structural heart disease, your atrial irritability may be benign. However if it's worse with exercise or if it's very symptomatic, treatment with a beta blocker.would be reasonable. Limit caffeine & alcohol. ?See an electrophysiologist cardiologist.
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