Aberrant beats

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Q:

I have recently had a 24 hr ECG which showed frequent aberrant beats, 3 couplets and 4 cycles of trigeminy. I am 26 weeks pregnant. I first noticed an irregular heart beat about 3 weeks ago. Is this anything to worry about? My doctor is sending me for an echocardiogram. Thank you

A:

Often these are perfectly innocent, but they need evaluation, especially if developing during pregnancy. It requires blood work, EKG, monitoring and a cardiac ECHO.
You can read more here (read the other links):
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/what-sort-of-tests-might-be-done-
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/what-are-the-causes-of-ventricula
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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