Do you sometimes feel a flutter/thud sensation in your chest, as if your heart skipped a beat? You might be experiencing an ectopic heartbeat. This condition, also known as premature atrial contraction or premature ventricular contraction, occurs when your heart decides to throw in an extra beat a little too early. After this unexpected beat, there's typically a brief pause — almost as if your heart is taking a moment to catch its breath. The sensation might be startling or even frightening, but rest assured, these irregularities in heartbeat are usually not harmful. Usually, these ectopic heartbeats are your body's reaction to heightened stress, consumption of alcohol or caffeine, or certain cold medications.
However, if you've been experiencing ectopic heartbeats, it's vital to consult with a cardiologist who specializes in this condition to rule out any potential health risks. And there's no one better to guide you through this than Dr. Karthigesan. With Dr. Karthigesan by your side, you can expect the best advice, care, and treatment to help you navigate through the beats and rhythms of your heart. After all, your heart is in good hands with Dr. Karthigesan.
Dr. Karthigesan is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist or a heart rhythm specialist specialising in diagnosing and treating ectopic beats. To diagnose the condition, Dr. Karthigesan may recommend certain diagnostic tests such as ECG, Holter monitors, ELR, treadmill tests, and ECHO.