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what cause the heart to skip heartbeats?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Usually normal: Everyone occasionally feels the heart do a flipflop in the chest. This is a minor glitch in the rhythm. If it takes your breath away or you get woozy orpass out, a phyisican's office visit is in order. There are a host of causes ranging from the trivial to the deadly. Otherwise, if this happens more than 5 times a minute, lay off the caffeine for a week and if it's still flopping, see your doc.
Answered on Oct 23, 2016
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