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A 18-year-old female asked:

i took my pulse and i had a long, slow heartbeat followed by short, fast heartbeats and then another slow, lon g heartbeat. i am scared, what is wrong?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Extrasystoles: You had some extrasystoles or extra heart beats. The symptom you felt we call palpitations. These are not uncommon and not usually serious. If they continue, consult your physician to see if a reason for them can be determined. Often we can't find a specific cause and they go away or are not bothersome.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2013

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