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Heart pauses then a big beat then normal

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
PVC: The heart has a pacemaker (PM) or internal clock in the upper chambers (atria) that sends a signal to the lower chambers (ventricles) which is delaye... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Heart rhythm : For young women with these type of chest symptoms, it could be related to premature heart beats and/or mitral valve prolapse. You need some blood test... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Heart or not: Babies heart can appear big on an x-ray because it is big, or beacuse of technique, or beacuse of a gland called the thymus that sits in front of it... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Normal: You're describing premature beats: the heart beats early but you can't feel that beat because it's only partly filled. Then it pauses a moment to resu... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Extrasystoles: Your description suggests extrasystoles, that are common in normal individuals. Sometimes due to excess caffeine or stress, most of the time remain un... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
This is a pretty: good description of PVCs. Premature beats that come from the bottom part of the heart (ventricle) PVC=Premature Ventricular Contractions. At your age ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Normally, the heart rate increases with exercise. Although the rate can vary, your heart should not "pause". Pseudo your doctor, who may want to monit... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Good description: You are accurately describing a "regularly irregular" rhythm which is also called "trigeminy" if the skip is every 3rd beat, and "quadrigeminy" if it'... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
An irregular heart: beat is what you are experiencing. This could come from upper of lower chamber of the heart. You need additional tests such as holter monitor, ekg, ch... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Palpitation: If you are young healthy and Physically active person; this is benign (most likely.) THis sudden and Transient racing of heart beat; feels like "fl... Read More
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