HomeAnswersCardiologypremature ventricular contractionsI am a 30-year-old male suffering from ectopic heartbeats for the past four days, which is concerning. Please help.

Is an ectopic heartbeat in a 30-year-old a cause for concern?


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Published At November 9, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 30-year-old male weighing 230 pounds. I have been having ectopic heartbeats for four days, and my heart skips beat two times a minute or sometimes less. Should I be worried? Is it something serious? I have had ectopic heartbeats before, which usually last only two days. This time was different as it had been going on for four days. I am currently taking Amlodipine. The ECG test that I had undergone seven years back was normal. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read the query, and I can understand your concern.

The cause for your condition could be ventricular premature complexes. These are ectopic or extra beats that are usually benign and not life-threatening. However, structural cardiac disease should be ruled out with tests. Also, caffeine, alcohol, and thyroid problems may aggravate your condition. So before going ahead, we need to confirm it. You should also get a thyroid test, echo (echocardiogram), and ECG (electrocardiogram). If all this evaluation has been done, then no need to worry. The condition can trouble you for up to a few weeks. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeinated products. I suggest Metoprolol Xr 25 mg (Metoprolol Succinate) once daily, which will suppress these beats. Consult a specialist doctor, talk to them, and then take the medication.

I hope this helps you get back if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode


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