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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/20/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome lasting a few years. Had chest pain recurring for almost a year. Today I underwent a exercise ecg and although my heart responds well to exercise on recovery the cardiologist said there were ectopics but that they were harmless...everyone gets them. I was looking at recovery heart rate and I found ectopics post - exercise and the article said that ectopics after exercise are more dangerous than those during. My question is this...are there different types of ectopic and should i be worried even though the specialist wasn't. I was feeling so good until I read that article. I didn't know there were different types of ectopic beats and so I never asked what kind I had. I have sorely went from being reassureed to frightened.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Ectopic heartbeat is an irregularity of the heart rate and heart rhythm involving extra or skipped heartbeats. I would ask you to talk to your physician again re the irrg beats and be reassured by what he tells you as he is the physician that saw the beats. He should be able to tell you what kind of heartbeats they were.

Try not to over read the articles as they will sometimes cause you more anxiety and that too can cause irrg heartbeats.

Take care,

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