What should I do if my heart beats prematurely? Is premature beats heart disease? To answer this question, I will say: 95% of people have premature beats, some people find premature beats that are not diseases, and some people find premature beats to be diseases. It can be said that the situation of premature beats is different for different people, and the final outcome and treatment plan are also different. Today, Dr. Zhang will explain the premature heart beat for everyone. Follow me to read this article patiently. #Cardiovascular health questions and answers#
Premature heart beat, Dr. Zhang Zhiying will help you understand
Speaking of premature heart beat, many people are concerned about what is premature heart beat? Is premature heart beat a heart attack? In fact, premature beats are a physiological or pathological state that exists in mammals, and each of us may have it. People who have no premature beats at all can’t say no, but it’s okay to say very few. It can even be said that 95% of people have premature beats, so there is no problem at all. However, if it happens to each of us ordinary people, how should we face it? Should it be recognized as a heart disease? This is indeed a question that each of us needs to understand correctly. Today, Dr. Zhang will answer this question in detail, hoping to help everyone begin to correctly understand the problem of premature heart beat.
1. What is premature heart beat?
Under normal physiological conditions, the beating of the heart is dominated by electrical signals from the sinus node of the heart. This normal heart rate is called sinus rhythm, which is the normal heart rhythm of the human body. If a premature excitation from the atrium, atrioventricular node and its ventricle other than the sinoatrial node dominates the beating of the heart, what is called premature beat is formed. Premature contractions are also defined as premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions, and junctional premature contractions because they originate from the different locations mentioned above.
2. What are the symptoms of premature beats?
The symptoms of premature beats vary from person to person. Some people have very mild symptoms, or even feel nothing. And some people have very severe symptoms of premature beats, and they will feel a sudden throbbing in their hearts, a sudden feeling of emptiness in their hearts, and other abnormal feelings of different descriptions. This kind of discomfort is called palpitations by doctors. At this time, if you feel the pulse, you will find that the pulse is irregular, and there will be an interval or irregular heartbeat in the middle.
However, everyone should pay attention that the symptoms of premature heart beat cannot be used to measure whether it is serious or not. Some people describe the symptoms of premature beat as very serious, but after the examination, it is found that the actual condition is very mild. There are not many premature beats, and the harm is not too big. It belongs to the physiological level, and it does not even count as a disease. Some people have no symptoms at all, but after completing the relevant examinations, they find that the condition is very serious, the nature of premature beats is not good, and the number is also large, but they have tolerated the premature beats and have no feeling or symptoms, but this is the disease state.
3. What should be checked for premature beats?
As mentioned above, after the discovery of premature beats, inspection and evaluation are required, so what inspections should we do to evaluate? In fact, I said that the most important examinations are the following: 24-hour Holter, echocardiography, thyroid function, blood electrolytes, etc. The most important of these is the 24-hour Holter, which helps to assess the nature and number of premature beats and is important for assessing the condition. For echocardiography, it is helpful to assess whether there are abnormalities in the structure and function of the heart. If the heart has structural and functional abnormalities, it can also increase premature beats, and in many cases, attention should be paid to treatment and treatment. Abnormal thyroid function and abnormal blood electrolytes can also increase premature beats and require special attention. Therefore, Dr. Zhang suggested that friends with premature heart beats should at least improve these tests.
4. What is the harm of premature beats?
Speaking of the dangers of premature beats, the general public should view them rationally. Some premature beats are indeed of physiological magnitude, so there is no harm in talking about them. However, some premature beats are indeed very harmful and require treatment under the guidance of a professional doctor. For those premature beats that require treatment and have not been properly treated, such as premature ventricular beats, which occur more than thousands of times a day, they are likely to need good treatment at this time. If there is no timely and proper treatment, the possibility of atrial fibrillation and heart failure will increase in the later stage, which is called arrhythmic cardiomyopathy.
Therefore, for many people, after finding premature beats, it is very necessary to carry out timely and regular inspections and then regular treatment, so don’t ignore them.
I hope Dr. Zhang’s introduction today can help everyone. If you think this article is good, you can forward it to your relatives and friends, so that more people can benefit.