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A 37-year-old member asked:

Would it be abnormal that i feel like my heart is racing and/or skips a beat of nervousness?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 18 years experience
Somewhat, yes: What you're describing is called "palpitations" and it means an uncomfortable awareness of your own heartbeat. Sometimes the heart just tosses in an extra beat or two, and sometimes it can go on and on in what we call a "tachycardia." these do not generally kill or hurt the patient, with very rare exceptions. If you're quite concerned, dr. John miller in indianapolis is an excellent resource.
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