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Is an irregular heart beat always atrial fib?

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In brief: No

It could be PVC, PAC, different hear blocks to name a few.
Then best thing is to get an ECG to identify the exact rhythm to identify the cause.

In brief: No

It could be PVC, PAC, different hear blocks to name a few.
Then best thing is to get an ECG to identify the exact rhythm to identify the cause.
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

The term irregular isn't really a specific medical term. It's used to help us describe certain rhythms.
There are benign irregular rhythms like "sinus arrhythmia." the term atrial fibrillation tells us a lot more than a rhythm being described as irregular.

In brief: No

The term irregular isn't really a specific medical term. It's used to help us describe certain rhythms.
There are benign irregular rhythms like "sinus arrhythmia." the term atrial fibrillation tells us a lot more than a rhythm being described as irregular.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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