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.

palpitation

Noun

(palpitations)
  • An abnormal awareness of the beating of the heart.
  • extrasystole

    English

    Noun

    (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)