A 57-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean when your heart skips beats?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Extrasystoles: Usually it means you're having premature heart beats(Pac's, pvc,s) and the skip is actually a pause following the early beat. These premature beats can be caused by caffeine,alcohol,nicotine,anxiety,overactive thyroid or actual heart disease. It's best to get checked with an EKG or heart monitor to identify the heart rhythm and type of extrasystoles and then get other tests or cardiology consult
Answered on Jun 14, 2019
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