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Van Nuys, CA
A 22-year-old male asked:

Cardiologist diagnosis premature atrial contraction and said it was really benign. can i still exercise and is it dangerous? i also have anxiety.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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.
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Benign: Premature atrial contractions are usually a benign finding and not cause for limitation in exercise.

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