I have normal ECG and echo. Why am I getting ectopic beats?

Q. I have normal ECG and echo. Why am I getting ectopic beats?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on May 04, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 21 years old and have a normal ECG and echo. I am getting ectopic beats for a while now, sometimes one per minute. Currently, I am on Lovan and Vyvanse. Kindly advise.



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Firstly, ectopics in this age are benign and not worrisome. I guess they are confirmed on Holter and assumed to be ventricular ectopics. And also ruled out the structural heart disease on echo. They are also associated with excess caffeine, alcohol consumption, and thyroid problems may aggravate these. So if not done, thyroid should be done. Next thing, about the medicines which you are having currently. Are you having those before this ectopics started as they can certainly cause and aggravate ectopics? So gradually should be tapered off. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep may aggravate this. As I mentioned, these are benign and usually needs no treatment. However, for symptomatic relief, you may have beta blockers like Metoprolol once a day. Also, try to reduce the smoking, alcohol, caffeine, if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.

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