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Why does my heart seem to pound really hard when I lay on the left side?

Why does my heart seem to pound really hard when I lay on the left side?

Gravity: Heart is slightly left of center, so some people notice its motion against inside of chest when on their left. If disturbing, can ask your Dr to check you over. ...Read more

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I have some pain in my heart when I lay down on my left side. I was wondering what that could be?

I have some pain in my heart when I lay down on my left side. I was wondering what that could be?

Unlikely to be heart: Several organs on the chest can cause pain e.g. Chest wall, lungs, heart, nerves, food pipe, etc. The description of your pain does not sound cardiac. ...Read more

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I was laying in bed, and my heart skipped a beat. It did that 3 times, what can cause it to do this?

I was laying in bed, and my heart skipped a beat. It did that 3 times, what can cause it to do this?

Probably is normal: Occasional skipped beats is typically normal; it is more frequently seen when you are in bed- it's quiet and not much else going on. They may be more frequent if quite fatigued or perhaps with caffeine.
If a concern, a holter monitor can tell you exactly what those early beats are caused by. Most commonly would be a pac or a pvc. ...Read more

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How much does ur heart move around in ur body? When I lay on my left side it feels like my heart is right alongside my side.

How much does ur heart move around in ur body? When I lay on my left side it feels like my heart is right alongside my side.

Actually, not much: The heart actually sits directly behind the breast plate (sternum). The reason it feels like it's to the left side of the chest is because the heart is tethered in such a way that when it beats, it rotates a bit & strikes the chest wall just left of the breast bone. If one is thin-chested, this can be exaggerated, & more so when lying on one's left side (assuming heart is in the normal position) ...Read more

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I oftently feel pain in my heart, its sharp and it reduces when I lay forward. What can it be? Should I be worried? Thank you

I oftently feel pain in my heart, its sharp and it reduces when I lay forward. What can it be? Should I be worried? Thank you

Pericarditis: It can be msuckuloskeletal or it can be inflammation of the pericadium of teh heart. Sometimes it is viral and inflammatory. Rarely, it cab be attruibuted to connective tiisues diseases.

You should see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Why is it only when I lay down my heart skips a beat?

Why is it only when I lay down my heart skips a beat?

? more noticeable: It is common for hearts to skip beats now and then and generally not serious. It is very likely that your heart also skips beats when you are not lying down but you don't notice the subtle sensation. When you are lying down you are less distracted by other things and more likely to notice it. ...Read more

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My heart rate laying down is 48, I'm no athlete, is this normal?

My heart rate laying down is 48, I'm no athlete, is this normal?

Maybe and maybe not: Your heart rate is low, whether it is normal or not depends on whether you have symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, or feeling faint. If you have symptoms then it is not normal if you do not and your heart rate goes up with activity, this maybe normal for you. You should however get an ekg and see your dr. If you have not. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my heart beats harder when I lay on my left side?

Why does it feel like my heart beats harder when I lay on my left side?

Your heart is in the: Left side of your chest, so, laying on your left side pushes that side a little closer to your beating heart...so, the beating feels more prominent. ...Read more

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I'm laying down and I can feel my heart beating fast it's 85bpm is that normal?

I'm laying down and I can feel my heart beating fast it's 85bpm is that normal?

Yes that's normal: 85 Bpm is normal. A fast heart rate is over 100 BPM and we call this tachycardia. Regarding hearing/feeling your heart rate it is completely normal to hear/feel when you are lying down in a quiet room. Your Ok :) ...Read more

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Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

Heart?: How do you know it's your heart? The cornerstone of therapy is first an accurate diagnosis. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My heart rate races when I lay down almost every night, it wakes me up. Is this dangerous?

My heart rate races when I lay down almost every night, it wakes me up. Is this dangerous?

Usually benign: Get checked though for thyroid disorder, arrythmia (svt, pvc) etc. Or could just be anxiety/panic attack. Have u had holter monitoring done? Cut down on caffeine, soda, energy drinks and alcohol. Go see your dr for a repeat ekg. May need a beta blocker. If stress echo is normal, it means your heart is structurally sound. You are still young to have serious heart ailment. Give us some feedback! ...Read more

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Do symptoms associated with heart problems worsen at night (both when sitting up and laying down)?

Do symptoms associated with heart problems worsen at night (both when sitting up and laying down)?

It depends: Heart failure symptoms typically are worse lying down at night because blood which is held down in the legs during the daytime hours will flow out of the legs into the central part of the body, thereby putting a greater workload on the heart. However, usually the symptoms would lessen with sitting up. ...Read more

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My heart rate was elevated for several hours when I was just laying down. It was between 96-104bpm?

My heart rate was elevated for several hours when I was just laying down. It was between 96-104bpm?

See your Family Doc: Heart rate varies depending upon activity & health. Anemia, caffeine, dehydration & hyperthyroidism can increase heart rate. Electrical problems inside heart can also do this. Bottom line, see your Family Doc who can start evaluation w/blood tests & EKG. May need Holter monitor if occurs regularly or event monitor if infrequent. Then referral to Cardiologist as appropriate. And avoid stimulants! ...Read more

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Sometimes when I lay on my left side I suddenly get a sharp pain in what feels like my heart. What's that?

Probably nothing: This is a relatively common complaint and is often musculoskeletal. Do discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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My heart rate sat down in day is around 60-75 I lay down at night it can be a low as 47 is another node taking over?

My heart rate sat down in day is around 60-75 I lay down at night it can be a low as 47 is another node taking over?

No, this is normal: You are young and healthy, such a variation in heart rate is not abnormal when resting for someone in their early 20's. It may drop even lower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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My heart rate is lower during the day when sitting upright, when laying down my heart rate is higher. Is this normal?

Normal variation: Heart rates vary through the day, under precise control by a nerve network and by adrenaline levels in the blood. Many things can increase the heart rate, including exercise, emotion, dehydration, and even paying attention to the heart rate. If you feel palpitations or other symptoms when your heart rate is fast, a heart monitor can help figure out if you are having any abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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I was laying on my bed and my heart rate was about 79bpm I stood up and it went up to 124bpm. Is that something to worry about?

I was laying on my bed and my heart rate was about 79bpm I stood up and it went up to 124bpm. Is that something to worry about?

Dehydrated?: Would be worried that you are dehydrated. Does it calm down very rapidly (seconds)? If so, then maybe just the normal response. If it persists, drink extra fluids. Still persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Cardiologist: I would recommend speaking to your doctor about referring you to a cardiologist. That doc may consider a 24 monitor which records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hrs. If a recording of the increase in heart rate can be gotten, then the cardiologist can figure out what the cause is and treat it. ...Read more

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I was laying on left side and felt a small brief heart pause like of needing to catch breath. I feel ok now. Sitting up. What could that been?

I was laying on left side and felt a small brief heart pause like of needing to catch breath. I feel ok now. Sitting up. What could that been?

A skipped or: Delayed beat is not uncommon. If it makes you sick like dizzy, short of breath, weak, lose consciousness, notify your MD ...Read more

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Pain/discomfort in heart, upper left chest area, but only when laying on left side, no pain any other time laying other ways. Cause for concern?

Pain/discomfort in heart, upper left chest area, but only when laying on left side, no pain any other time laying other ways. Cause for concern?

Sound like not: Related to heart. Musculoskletal pain such as costhocondritis. Take some Ibuprofen if you have no problem with your stomach. If it persist see your local doctor. ...Read more