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Ormond Beach, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

heart pounds or races sometimes after eating. mostly greece's foods which i don't eat often anymore. should i be concerned about this? its alarming me

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Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Maybe spasm: Generally no correlation between food and heart arrhythmias, maybe an esophageal spasm or relfux disease. However a Holter monitor may be helpful.

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North Adams, MA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Sometimes, my heart pounds upon standing up and lasts for about 30 seconds-1 minute. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
It is normal: It is normal for our blood pressure to drop and our heart beat to increase when we get up from sitting position . The change should not be more than expected in physiologic change to adjust for positional change . A condition called orthostatic hypotension where by blood pressure drops by >15 and heart rate increases by >20. If that is the case , it indicate dehydration , medications and others
A 38-year-old member asked:

Heart skipped a beat when playing basketball, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Andrew Zadeh
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No: A single 'skipped beat' is usually not harmful. This sensation is caused by a single premature beat. Monitor them. I would not worry about it unless they become very frequent or cause symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, or lightheadedness.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I feel like my heart skipped a beat?

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Dr. Robert Roaney
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Palpitation: An occasional skipped beat can be normal, as in athletes. If there are more than a few beats per minute a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. Also if you have any sense of dizziness associated with the skipped beats. Though the condition may be intermittent, still a doctor visit would be the best plan
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Can you tell me what to do if for a few years my heart has skipped a beat?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: MissButters, everyone's heart skips a beat now and then. If you find it bothersome, an evaluation should be done which may lead to a recommendation for medication. If it's just something you notice from time to time and were asking if it's a problem, I'd say "forget it."
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if heart skipped a beat when playing basketball?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Probably ok: You should have your electrolytes checked - sweating in the hot sun, playing a sport often causes low potassium which causes skipped beats.

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