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PACs - how often is too often?
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PACs - how often is too often?
I know PACs are benign. But with me they sometimes lead to an afib run. But even when they don't I wonder how may is just too many. I know they are usually measured by hour, but I get one every 3 to 20 beats. This will happen from a few minutes to more commonly a few hours. Even if it doesn't lead to afib, is it still a problem? Is there a stroke risk as there is with afib?
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You are correct that PACs (premature atrial contractions) are generally benign. We really don't know if there are too many PACs. To answer your second question, there is no increased stroke risk with PACs, though there is with Atrial Fibrillation as you know. In some people, PACs may be associated with other arrythmias and sometimes people can have increases in them prior to afib. I hope this helps.
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