Ectopic rhythm is just a minor irregularity in otherwise proper heartbeat. If you feel like your heart has “jumped one beat” or “ticked one too much”, then it is a common and almost insignificant disorder. Do not worry about it. This condition is almost never dangerous, so no treatment is required. However, if you experience occasional irregularities, your doctor will give you a cure for arrhythmia to reduce the incidence of this condition. Since heart rhythm is often associated with excessive enjoyment of tobacco, alcohol or caffeine, try to reduce the amount.