Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

In general no. In general pacs or premature atrial contractions are benign - not harmful. They may be caused by excessive stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, even sugar. Anxiety can also cause this - if your physician has thoroughly evaluated this and ruled out other causes this may be the issue.
No. They are benign and do not require treatment unless particularly bothersome.

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Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

No. There is far more concern with a completely disorganized atrial rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Occasional early beats are of no concern. Read more...
Usually not. Atrial premature contractions are common and usually benign but can be associated with structural or functional abnormalities. Patients doctor should be able to explain. Read more...

What to do if I'm having a lot of premature atrial contractions (pacs)?

Nothing much. Avoid caffeine and stimulants (decongestants, drugs, some medicines) and diminish stress. Some exercise and weight loss will help. Usually PACs are more a nuisance than dangerous (as long as the heart is normal) and that is the reason to discuss it first with your doctor. Read more...

Will magnesium help stop premature atrial contractions?

No, not likely. It is not a safe medicine to take. These pacs are harmless...So quit worrying about them and learn to relax and remain calm. This may require daily exercise, like a good walk for half hour every morning! Read more...

Can a person have both premature atrial contractions and PSVT that occur at different times?

Yes. PACs are simply isolated early extra beats that originate from the upper chambers of the heart (above the bundle of his). Some make it through to the ventricle, some are blocked. When they occur consecutively causing the ventricle to contract faster then that situation is said to be PSVT. Some self terminate- some need meds or electrical cardioversion and ablation. They can be seen separately. Read more...

I hve premature atrial contractions, which Ik arent serious. But sometimes I have small sharp pains in my upper chest, right below collarbone. Cause?

High chest wall pain. Sharp chest wall pain just below the collar bone is not related to heart. It will not be related to lung either. This area radiates to the collar bone and vascular and nerve structures underneath. Likely this discomfort is muscle/bone/periosteum related. Read more...
It sounds like. musculo-skletal pain not related to your heart , having said that any chest pain requires an investigation to make sure that it is not heart related. See your doctor some work up such as ekg, cardiac enzymes, stress test beside an exam. Read more...

Every time I eat dairy/drink milk, I get really bad pac's (premature atrial contractions). I can feel it in my chest & pulse. Why does this happen?

Milk sensitivity. Get rid of milk and milk products. Try substituting soy but limit that also. The problem involves a message from stomach to brain that is reacting via the nervous communication system that goes to the heart. Read more...