Palpitation vs Extrasystole - What's the difference?

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Palpitation is a see also of extrasystole.

As nouns the difference between palpitation and extrasystole

is that palpitation is an abnormal awareness of the beating of the heart while extrasystole is extrasystole.



  • An abnormal awareness of the beating of the heart.
  • extrasystole



    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A premature contraction of the heart, producing an interruption or irregularity in heartbeat rhythm, associated with heart disease or the use of some pharmaceuticals.
  • *1914 , Thomas Lewis et al.'', "The Excitatory Process in the Dog's Heart," ''Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, containing Papers of a Biological Character , vol. 205, p. 404:
  • *:An extrasystole originating at the rhythmic centre is thus followed by a returning cycle of natural length.
  • *2005', Gian-Battista Chierchia MD ''et al.'', "Arrhythmia Rounds: A Case of Junctional '''Extrasystoles ?" ''Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology , vol. 16, no. 5, p. 557:
  • *:A 30-year-old woman, with no heart disease, was referred to our center with a history of rare episodes of sustained tachycardia and frequent feeling of extrasystoles .
  • Synonyms

    * premature ventricular contraction (PVC) * ventricular premature beat (VPB)

    See also

    * skipped heartbeat * palpitation

    See also

    *(Premature ventricular contraction)