Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

What does it mean when your heart skips a beat

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as ar ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
A skipped beat: we all have. A pulse rate is 112 is a different story. See your PCP
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Medical check up to : Palpiations are often caused by irregular heart beats what you describe is very likely due to extra beats which can be best confirmed by your doctor w ... Read More
1
1 comment
6
6 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Extrasystoles: Usually it means you're having premature heart beats(Pac's, pvc,s) and the skip is actually a pause following the early beat. These premature beats c ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: A regularly irregular rhythm typically relates to a timed premature beat (either pvc- premature ventricular contraction, or pac-premature atrial contr ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Interesting: Might have a stenosis of the penile artery.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart beat: The stomach doesn't 'beat'. It does contract called peristalsis to push food along. This is not nearly so rapid as the heart rate.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Arrythmia: Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition where heart's conduction system is abnormal and puts you at risk for stroke. You need to see a doc to di ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Could be normal: Skipping a beat can be an extra beat. Can be a normal occurrence in a healthy person or can be an arrhythmia from a patient with cardiovascular diseas ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Skips: What is usually happening is an extra beat which feels like a 'skip'. This is very common and doesn't necessarily have any evil import. If you have a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
May be normal findin: If you are thin and lying down, it could be possible to see/feel the pulsation of your aorta in your abdomen. If you are obese, this would be more dif ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Skips: What is usually happening is an extra beat which feels like a 'skip'. This is very common and doesn't necessarily have any evil import. If you have a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
no mucho!: It doesn't mean much. You may be thin or just more aware than average. Of greater importance is: what is the rate? Is it regular or irregular? Does it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Needs evaluation. : You are obviously having symptoms when your heart beats fast. There may be many causes of this increase but your thyroid function needs to be evaluat ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Sneeze and see for yourself. Usually it doesn't. If it does, it's from the increased vagal tone from the sneeze putting the kibosh on transmission of ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Exciting Dream State: Rem or rapid eye movement sleep is when most dreaming occurs. It is a lighter sleep allowing you to be more aware of your body sensations and your dr ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes and yes: It can do variety of things. Pain pallor diaphoresis shortness of breath, weakness and anxiety are some items. Cardiac arrythmia and arrest can oc ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: Normal heart rhythm is mostly regular. The rate goes up and down depending on need for increase in cardiac output. Irregular rhythm is abnormal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
??: Perhaps nothing. I'd like to know how fast the heart is beating, and is it steady or irregularly irregular. Many normal people have rates in low 100s. ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: A babies heart beat is generally going to be faster than an older kid or adult. Fetal heart rate commonly runs in the 130-160 range, a sleeping 1 mont ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: Skipping is common and not, in itself, a concern. Smoking very definitely makes it worse! Coughing is a good thing to do when you feel them. Avoid nic ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month