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ECTOPIC HEART BEAT

I was wondering if ectopic heart beat is something I need to worry about. I was told by the doctor after I had ECG that I have ectopic heart beat. It just scares me that it might become or is already a bad heart problem. Can this lead to a   more serious problem or it just happens to anyone. Thank you.
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Asymptomatic ectopic atrial rhythms aren't a problem but do put you at risk for developing atrial tachycardia later on, a relatively benign condition which if symptomatic can be treated with medications or an ablation procedure.  If this is an incidental finding and you aren't having any symptoms from it I wouldn't even worry about it.  If is also possible that at the time the ECG was taken you had some ectopic atrial rhythm, but normally, your native rhythm predominates.  Again, I wouldn't be concerned about this at all as long as your aren't having any symptoms.  
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