Excessive supraventricular ectopic beats and higher risk of subclinical cerebrovascular disease

Takeaway

  • Excessive supraventricular ectopic activity (ESVEA) is associated with increased risk of subclinical cerebrovascular disease (SCBVD) in middle-aged to older men with no history of stroke or atrial fibrillation (AF).

Why this matters

  • Association of ESVEA with increased risk of SCBVD may lead to earlier risk stratification and intervention to reduce ischemic stroke (IS) risk.