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Number of ectopic beats

How many ectopic beats are there?

At least one per day

Not too many people know that there are instances where ectopic beats occur every second beat , two consecutive ectopic beats or even three consecutive ectopic beats (triplets).  It is interesting to know that there are many people who have ectopic heartbeats and suffer no symptoms.  The ectopic beats are extremely common.  Needless to say, ectopic heartbeats are more common as people get older.  Keep in mind that ectopic heartbeats are beats that have their origins in the ventricles of the heart rather than from the sinoatrial (SA) node.

This fact is verified on : December 30, 2013.





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