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what is "rare ectopy"

my holter report came back normal exept it says "rare ectopy seen throughout".  how can it be "rare" but "seen throughout"?  seems contradictory to me.
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Rare doesn't mean it's uncommon, that you have some rare disease. It means that it happens rarely. An ectopic (PAC or PVC) is just a slightly early electrical signal in the heart which makes it beat a little sooner than normal. Most people have them at some point in their lives. Perhaps you had several throughout the day but not so many to cause you any trouble. Some people have thousands every day and that's considered frequent.
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