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Worrisome young heart hey, i had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. h

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hello. : Hello. You really are a worrisome young heart. I have felt/ heard my heart beating around my temples a number of times when i was really exerting myself. From what you describe he was well with no symptoms. Because he did not hear his heart for a few seconds, it may have been beating or may have had a brief pause. If your friend develops problems with irregular heart rhythm patterns in the future, he has chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, those would be definite reasons to see a doctor. What you are describing doesn't really sound abnormal. Take care.
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