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What is preexcitation? If u have EAT does that mean preexcitation? I mean if the extra beats are premature beats isnt it preexcitation? Thank u 4 help

What is preexcitation? If u have EAT does that mean preexcitation? I mean if the extra beats are premature beats isnt it preexcitation? Thank u 4 help

Short circuit: Pre excitattion is a short circuit in the normal electricity of the heart.
Premature beats are extra beats in either atria or ventricles and are Not related to preexcitation ...Read more

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What is an extrabeat? I had 30 of them in 48 hr from the atria. Why is it called a extra beat and what's the difference from a normal beat?

What is an extrabeat? I had 30 of them in 48 hr from the atria. Why is it called a extra beat and what's the difference from a normal beat?

Dont worry: Extra beats, particularly atrial (supraventricular) in a 22 yo, are benign and most of the times asymptomatic. When you feel them, they are described as palpitations.
Do not obsess over them and move on.
They are NOT important. Avoiding caffeine and stress are a good way of limiting them but you do not need a follow up Holter (ambulatory EKG) ...Read more

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My pulse is normal throughout the day but right when I lie down on my side I feel erratic or extra beats for 5-10 seconds then back to normal. ?

My pulse is normal throughout the day but right when I lie down on my side I feel erratic or extra beats for 5-10 seconds then back to normal. ?

Normal: When you lie down, you get increase in blood flow to the heart. The heart compensates by beating a bit faster and harder for a few seconds. ...Read more

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Just now i held my breath while checking my heartbeat, it was normal then went irregular/fast like b-b-b-b for 2-3 seconds then normal. Extra beats?

Examination: The best way to hear heartbeats is with a stethoscope and best interpreted and diagnosed by a doctor. You may want to go to the doctor to see if you have arrhymias. ...Read more

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When i took amphetamine, i had 120bpm and did extra beats every 2nd beat for 30min. Was that dangerous?

When i took amphetamine, i had 120bpm and did extra beats every 2nd beat for 30min. Was that dangerous?

Potentially: Anything that causes your heart to race or to skip beats could be quite dangerous. I hope this experience teaches you a valuable lesson that you should venerate, protect, and nourish your body. Stressing it unnecessarily makes no sense. You have only one heart so please don't break it. Be kind to yourself. If this is difficult for you ask for help from a friend, family member, or your md. ...Read more

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I was sitting down in the couch reading when I noticed felt nt heart start to have an extra beat every 4th beat. what should I do?

I was sitting down in the couch reading when I noticed felt nt heart start to have an extra beat every 4th beat. what should I do?

Tetrageminy: If your heart beat feels funny, with extra or skipped beats, or irregular rhythm, we call it palpitations. Certain kinds of premature beats have a pattern like you described. If you have a sustained rapid heart rate, with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness/fainting, then you should get checked by a doctor. If it is brief and does not cause those other symptoms don't worry. ...Read more

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Noticed today that even 10mins (or less) of very easy ab. Work trigger skipped or extra beats pvc's . Should i not exercise at all then? Scary feeling

Noticed today that even 10mins (or less) of very easy ab. Work trigger skipped or extra beats pvc's . Should i not exercise at all then? Scary feeling

Evaluation: The vast majority of people with your symptoms have benign extra-systoles (often atrial, sometimes ventricular). You need at least 1 evaluation with ekg, echo, chest x-ray, blood work, and possibly a prolonged monitoring test (24 hours to 30 days). You don't list anti-depressants, but if you use one, that should be considered too. ...Read more

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About 25 minutes into exercising I start to get a few skipped or extra beats (not sure).is it normal?

About 25 minutes into exercising I start to get a few skipped or extra beats (not sure).is it normal?

See your doctor.: Any time you are aware of an abnormality with your heart rhythm, you should be evaluated by your physician. Sudden cardiac death is a tragic event that happens to young athletes without many warning signs. Better to get evaluated to ensure your heart rhythm and anatomy are normal. ...Read more

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Wore a 24 hour holter monitor showed missed beats and extra beats is this normal?

Yes: Many, probably most people have some of these. More than five per minute, or certain patterns, call for further study. If your physicain is not concerned, you should not be either. ...Read more

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I wore a 48 hour holter. Previous mi. Extra beats and skipped with tachachardia. Given a higher dose of bystolic (nebivolol). Etratic pulse. Pace maker needed?

I wore a 48 hour holter. Previous mi. Extra beats and skipped with tachachardia. Given a higher dose of bystolic (nebivolol). Etratic pulse. Pace maker needed?

Pacemaker: Nothing you describe sounds like an indication for a pacemaker. You should ask these questions of the doctors treating you to understand your specific problems. ...Read more

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Several years ago 2d eco showed small mitrol prolapse recently anxiety symptoms and EKG with extra beats. Should i be concerned?

Several years ago 2d eco showed small mitrol prolapse recently anxiety symptoms and EKG with extra beats. Should i be concerned?

MVP: This is a typical constellation of symptoms with mitral valve prolapse. Occassion skipped beats are ok but if you ger rapid fluttering of your heart talk with your doctor. Sharp chest pain lasting seconds are usually normal. If your mitral valves is not too diseased you need not worry about infection from dental work. Once again, clarify with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are extra beats normal after myocarditis. ECHO and ECG are normal. Started during myocarditis, have them during exercise. Myo. was year ago. ?

Are extra beats normal after myocarditis. ECHO and ECG are normal. Started during myocarditis, have them during exercise. Myo. was year ago. ?

Arrhythmia: This depends upon the nature and frequency of the extra beats and it might be necessary to have a 24 hour cardiac monitor placed on you to define these. May be entirely benign but cannot tell without further info. ...Read more

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Just got a skipped / extra beat while laying in bed to sleep super scared . Is this normal? I feel there's a link btw not having a bowel m. And pvcs

Just got a skipped / extra beat while laying in bed to sleep super scared . Is this normal? I feel there's a link btw not having a bowel m. And pvcs

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Recently my heart has been beating a bit faster than usual and when im in bed trying to sleep it will beat an "extra" beat feels like it skips a beat?

Recently my heart has been beating a bit faster than usual and when im in bed trying to sleep it will beat an "extra"  beat feels like it skips a beat?

Probably normal: Most often, this "extra" beat is a early beat from the bottom heart chambers (premature ventricular complex- pvc). These can more often be noticed when it is quiet (like bedtime). Definitive diagnosis is made with a holter monitor, or an event monitor. An echocardiogram can be considered to ensure there is no abnormal heart structure. Abnormal thyroid function can also be a cause. ...Read more

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For several days my heartbeat has been running anywhere from 95 to 110. I can feel a flutter or extra beat. Swishing sound in ears began tonight. ?

For several days my heartbeat has been running anywhere from 95 to 110. I can feel a flutter or extra beat. Swishing sound in ears began tonight. ?

Although this is: not an excessively elevated heart rate there are potentially a number of causes, fever, stress, dehydration and caffeine. It would be prudent to ask your health care provider to perform an EKG just to be certain nothing serious is being missed. ...Read more

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Echo sag of anterior mv leaflet & trivial regurgitation, 3 day holter 22 pac 4 couplet 3 pvc. Sometimes I feel runs of extra beats. Can l go to gym?

Echo sag of anterior mv leaflet & trivial regurgitation, 3 day holter 22 pac 4 couplet 3 pvc. Sometimes I feel runs of extra beats. Can l go to gym?

Results are yours: It's a good question. In general, the results of tests that you had done should be available to you. Since it sounds like you have already seen a doctor, and are looking for a 2nd opinion, those results would be part of the process, along with a lot more detailed questioning than fits in these little boxes. Consider a second opinion inbox consult on healthtap. ...Read more

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What does "your md mean?" and is it trie that everyone has skipped heart beats or extra beats? Is it normal or unhealthy? I'm so confused now!

What does "your md mean?" and is it trie that everyone has skipped heart beats or extra beats? Is it normal or unhealthy? I'm so confused now!

Heart Beats: It is very common for adults, especially as they age, to have occasional extra or skipped heart beats. It is reassuring that your cadiologistt did all of the tests to rule out disease. I believe my last note was an attempt to reassure you to worry less. ...Read more

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Echo & EKG normal just showing some extra beats/pvc's- if those tests are normal does this mean symptoms of skipping beats i feel are harmless?

Echo & EKG normal just showing some extra beats/pvc's- if those tests are normal does this mean symptoms of skipping beats i feel are harmless?

Not necessarily : Ecg is notoriously inaccurate, especially in the detection of ischemic heart disease. You should find a physician who offers multifunction cardiogram in his office. It is the most accurate in the detection of ischemia in women! please go find one, and it may save your life! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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24 yo. f. 483 lbs. Clean angio at 19, holter & event monitors norm along with all ER labs & EKG still have skipped or extra beats? what could it be?

24 yo. f. 483 lbs. Clean angio at 19, holter & event monitors norm along with all ER labs & EKG still have skipped or extra beats? what could it be?

Harmless: Extra heart beats(Extrasystoles) are quite common in the general population. But they are generally harmless in younger people(under 30 yrs of age).
Since your heart has been checked out to be normal, you can ignore them and count them as harmless. Some of the common reasons are excess use of caffeine(colas, coffee and tea have it). So cut these out slowly .Alcohol can also be the cause. ...Read more

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Have extrasystoles everyday constantly. Had EKG said normal just need lifestyle change.Can anxiety cause constant extra beats? I have severe anxiety.

Have extrasystoles everyday constantly. Had EKG said normal just need lifestyle change.Can anxiety cause constant extra beats? I have severe anxiety.

Palpitations: 26 year old lady with a past medical history of anxiety experiencing extrasystolic heartbeats continually.
Anxiety does cause cardiac symptoms. However, there are several risk factors including a personal or family history of arrhythmia, family history of sudden death, and other cardiac risk factors that determine whether further workup is indicated. Get cardiology consult and ZIO Patch/Holter Mon ...Read more