Premature heart beat

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Premature heart beat
Classification and external resources
Specialty cardiology
ICD-10 Xxx.x
ICD-9-CM xxx

Premature heart beats come in two different types, premature atrial contractions and premature ventricular contractions. Often they cause no symptoms but may present with fluttering in the chest or a skipped beat. Typically have no long term complications.[1]

They most often happen naturally but may be associated with caffeine, nicotine, or stress. Usually no treatment is needed. They are the most common arrhythmia.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Types of Arrhythmia". July 1, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2015.