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Is an irregular heartbeat a bad sign?

Is an irregular heartbeat a bad sign?

Not always: But see your physician to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have or don't have. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more


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What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

Too many to list: Sorry for vague answer but there are too many causes to list. Get with a cardiologist to determine type of arrhythmia & potential treatments. ...Read more

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What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

Many things: It can range from benign premature beats to arrythmias. Talk to your physician & get evaluated. ...Read more

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Been having irregular heartbeat frequently?

Been having irregular heartbeat frequently?

Many causes: Your heartbeat is meant to be regular but there are many things that make it feel like it is missing, skipping, or fluttering. Most are benign but it is reasonable to see your GP and get an ECG to diagnose the problem if one actually exists. ...Read more

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What're the causes of an irregular heartbeat?

Too many!: There are a plethora of causes for irregular heartbeat! that is why there is a whole specialty that is devoted to finding out the cause (cardiology) best to discuss with your doctor which cause pertains to your case. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as irregular heartbeat?

Is there a such thing as irregular heartbeat?

Yes: There are many types of irregular heart beat. Often the irregularity is due to normal heart rate variation. It also may be due to an arrhythmia. Determining whether an irregular heart beat is concerning requires a recording, such as an electrocardiograph, at the time of the irregularity. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have irregular heartbeat?

Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an irregular heartbeat?

Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat considered very serious?

Usually benign: If causing symptoms should see your doc for an evaluation. They usually are not a problem but for an occasional patient there is a real problem. Can't tell without seeing the patient. ...Read more

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What would cause an irregular heartbeat in my baby?

Depends: It depends on what you mean - most small children have a slighty irregular heartbeat which varies with respiration and this is normal. True dysrhythmias are a different story and you would have to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

Heart abnormality: You may have a section of your heart that is malfunctioning and causing an irregular heartbeat. This is true with atrial fibrillation which is what you may be experiencing. Please see a doctor because untreated it can cause serious issues like blood clots. ...Read more

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Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

Is occasional irregular heartbeat cause for concern?

No need diagnosis: Would need a diagnosis to advise. See a cardilogist ...Read more

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My question is what causes irregular heartbeat at times?

My question is what causes irregular heartbeat at times?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is considered an irregular heartbeat?

Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Irregular heartbeat?

Irregular heartbeat: Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. See" http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-arrhythmia/home/ovc-20188123 ...Read more

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Power plates with an irregular heartbeat, should I be concerned?

Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Ultrasound: An echo is a specialized ultrasound of the babies heart. ...Read more

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Is Irregular Heartbeat And Palpitations Hereditary?

Hereditary: Yes and no;there are many cardiac conditions with a genetic component which include rhythm disturbances, there are also heritable disorders of cardiac electrophysiology;in any given case thus the specifics matter with respect to heritability factors ...Read more

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My pulse had a third beat. Is this an irregular heartbeat?

My pulse had a third beat. Is this an irregular heartbeat?

Maybe: When you listen to your heart, you typically hear a "lub-dub, lub-dub" sound. If you hear a "lub-dub, thud" on occasion, this might be an extra beat, usually a premature beat from the upper chamber of the heart (may less often be from lower chamber, PVC). This can be clarified with a heart monitor. Check with your doctor to determine if this monitoring is necessary. ...Read more

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Can an EKG detect irregular heartbeat?

Can an EKG detect irregular heartbeat?

Yes: Only if it occurs during the few seconds that the ECG study samples. An event recorder may sample thousands to hundred of thousands to millions of heart cycles thus increasing the probability to discover abnormal heart beats over time. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat in a fetus on ultrasound? Shuoldnt it be treated?

Irregular heartbeat in a fetus on ultrasound? Shuoldnt it be treated?

Depends: There are some fetal cardiac arythmias that needs treatment while in utero, but not all of them. It is recommended to discuss this problem with a maternal fetal medicine specialist that will provide all the necessary info. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Respiration: Most likely what you are observing is called "respiratory arrhythmia" which everyone has. When you breath in, your heart beat quickens, and when you breaths out, it slows. You can try yourself by putting your finger on the wrist over radial artery and breaths in and out slowly and deeply. If you notice that your toddler's heart beat has nothing to do with breathing, take him to a doctor. ...Read more

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What's an irregular heartbeat called?

What's an irregular heartbeat called?

Many causes: Your heartbeat is meant to be regular but there are many things that make it feel like it is missing, skipping, or fluttering. Most are benign but it is reasonable to see your GP and get an ECG to diagnose the problem if one actually exists. ...Read more

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Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

NOT usually: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. It's main use is for insomnia. Melatonin seems to be able to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but only by about 12 minutes! (according to one research study) the usual dose 1-3mg. Melatonin can raise blood pressure in people who are taking certain medications to control blood pressure-so not recommended in hypertension (hi bp). ...Read more

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Anorexic frail with irregular heartbeat?

Anorexic frail with irregular heartbeat?

See doctor ASAP: Nutritional and electrolyte abnormalities in anorexia can be serious, even fatal. Consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have an irregular heartbeat after orgasm?

Is it bad to have an irregular heartbeat after orgasm?

Orgasm: Irregular heartbeat after orgasm isn't necessarily bad. It depends on the condition of your cardiovascular system. If you are otherwise normal, some heart beat irregularity wouldn't necessarily be a problem after orgasm. If it causes symptoms for you, you should have your doctor check you. ...Read more

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Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can trigger arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with an irregular heartbeat?

You're annoyed...: The extra beats are annoying, but unless they're something called pvcs, and there are a lot of them (as in, 1 in 4 or more beats is a "false beat") they're pretty harmless as far as we know. ...Read more

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What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

Some irregular heart: Benign and don't need meds. Get an explanation from your dr. Cut down on caffeine and energy drinks. God bless u! ...Read more

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Worried can you cure an irregular heartbeat which is caused by anxiety by treating the anxiety?

Worried can you cure an irregular heartbeat which is caused by anxiety by treating the anxiety?

Yes: Yes. Most arrhythmias that are due to anxiety- adrenaline based, (apcs, pvcs, svt) can be treated with stress management, meditation, exercise, adequate sleep, reduction of caffeine. However, dangerous arrhythmias can also worsen with stress as well. Vtach, afib etc. Complete evaluation with a cardiologist is important prior to simply addressing the anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes irregular heartbeat and what can be done, treated. Can certain meds cause it. Is it deadly?

Depends: Irregularity is very common. There are many causes. Some are trivial, other's more serious. To evaluate, you need documentation of the type of arrhythmia and the overall condition of your heart. A 24 or 48 hour or 30 day event monitor of your heart rhythm is crucial. An echocardiogram is indicated. Some meds can exacerbate it, especially nicotine and caffeine (also: Serevent, (salmeterol) which you list). ...Read more

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How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

Need medical evaluat: If your pulse is irregular you need to have a medical examination by your pCP. An Electro-cardiogram (EKG) is the best way to start getting a handle over it. Often we need to do a Holter monitoring which records your heart's rhythem over 24 hours or longer. This may be a better test if the EKG is normal. It is not uncommon to have extra heart beats (Ectopics) if yu drink coffee/coke excessively ...Read more