A 39-year-old female asked:
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i get symptoms where my heart skips a beat then i feel like i have to burp. once i burp or have a bowel movement the skipped heartbeat goes away. why?

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Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cardiac: Not uncommon to have skipped beats but if they persist or worsen seeing your doctor would be a good idea. It is likely when you burb or have a bm you create a pressure which can reset your heart.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Shipped beat: Burping and bowel movement increases vagal tone. It decreases or relieves skipped beats.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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