A 22-year-old male asked:
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cardiologist diagnosis premature atrial contraction and said it was really benign. can i still exercise and is it dangerous? i also have anxiety.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes but . . .: To allay your anxiety, you should ask this question of your cardiologist who made diagnosis. With that said, check out american heart association's stance: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/arrhythmia/aboutarrhythmia/premature-contractions_ucm_302043_article.Jsp. Go see your family doc & psychiatrist to deal w/anxiety.
Answered on Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Benign: Premature atrial contractions are usually a benign finding and not cause for limitation in exercise.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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