Premature Contraction Beat (PVCs and PACs)

Premature contraction is an extra, abnormal beat that occurs in many healthy people rarely causing symptoms. It can cause palpitations or skipping beats.

Cause of Premature Contraction

  • Caffeine, tobacco, drugs or alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Anxiety
  • Lung disease such as COPD

Treatments of Premature Contraction

  • No treatment is needed if it is isolated beats and doesn’t cause symptoms
  • Avoid triggers/ treat the underlying condition
  • Antiarrhythmic medications such as Metoprolol



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