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A premature atrial complex is usually followed by a [[Ectopic Beats|noncompensatory pause]] caused by the fact that atrial depolarization enters the sinus node and resets the sinus rhythm.
 
A premature atrial complex is usually followed by a [[Ectopic Beats|noncompensatory pause]] caused by the fact that atrial depolarization enters the sinus node and resets the sinus rhythm.
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Premature atrial complexes are common and usually benign. Frequent atrial ectopic beats (>100 / 24hrs) in a population of patients presented to a cardiovascular hospital is associated with an increased chance of developing atrial fibrillation (up to 20%) <cite>AES</cite>
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Premature atrial complexes are common and usually benign. Frequent atrial ectopic beats (>100 / 24hrs) in a population of patients presented to a cardiovascular hospital wass associated with a small chance of 1% of developing atrial fibrillation in the following year <cite>AES</cite>
    
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