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A 47-year-old member asked:

what to do if heart skipping fast what's this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Further eval: If your heart is skipping fast you should first assess whether or not you are sick from some noncardiac condition such as infection, diarrheal illness etc. Then, exclude other factors such as excessive caffeine intake, sinus meds containing pseudoephedrine, or other meds that can make heart race. Recreational drugs can also do this. If none of this pertains then best to get checked out by a doc.
Dr. Bharat Bhavsar
Diabetology 41 years experience
These factors include: Damage to heart tissues from heart disease Abnormal electrical pathways in the heart present at birth (congenital) Disease or congenital abnormality of the heart High blood pressure Smoking Fever Drinking too much alcohol Drinking too many caffeinated beverages A side effect of medications Abuse of recreational drugs, such as cocaine Imbalance of electrolytes, mineral-relate
Apr 20, 2014

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What is the treatment for a strained heart?

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What is stage 4 heart furlie mean?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Why does my heart sometimes feel so fast and hard? Even if I am just sitting.Sometimes it feels like it skips beats.

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Dr. James Isobe
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Need evaluation: Seek help of your physician. Monitoring of your heart rate/rhythm with a device known as holter monitor will help make diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Should i be worried? Heart skipping fast what's this?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts.

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