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A 24-year-old female asked:

is it normal for heartbeat to be faster when eating? also why do i sometimes feel my heart skips a beat when i eat?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Eating: When you eat you shunt blood to your intestine to facilitate digestion. This can result in increased heart rate to compensate for the redistribution of flow. The palpitations may occur associated with this increase in heart rate.

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