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what is a late beat

Ive been wearing a heart monitor for almost a week now and today they said I had a few late beats what are they do they cause issues and what causes them?
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It can be two things.

It could be a late ectopic beat. In the setting of PVCs, they may "merge" with the next normal heart beat, so-called fusion beats. A normal and benign phenomenon.

It could be a so-called escape beat; another "pacemaker" in the heart fires a heart beat because your heart rate is slow. This function is essential because it prevents your heart from stopping if your sinus node for some reason should fail. The heart has a lot of "backup" pacemakers (which is the reason why we get PACs and PVCs). Also usually a normal phenomenon at night, but ask your doctor.
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Thanks little confused thow lol not to sure what it means. How do you fix it?
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1124887 tn?1313758491
It's a normal phenomenon - no need to fix it :)

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Lol thanks
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