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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more


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Is it normal that my heart skips a beat ?

Is it normal that my heart skips a beat ?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as arrythmias. There are benign kinds (such as psvt, pvc) and more dangerous kinds such as atrial fibrillation. An ekg will give you the answer. ...Read more

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How come my heart skips a beat very frequently?

How come my heart skips a beat very frequently?

"Skipped beats": Most people have ectopic or early beats from time to time, such as the PVC (premature ventricular contraction) shown. Some people feel these early beats and some do not. Their significance depends on whether they are due to underlying heart disease. A thorough evaluation is important, although they may be due to excessive fatigue, stress, excess caffeine use or other stimulants. ...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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What are some heart disorder where heart skips a beat?

What are some  heart disorder where heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for when your heart skips a beat?

What is the medical term for when your heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur heart skips a beat every few beats?

What does it mean when ur heart skips a beat every few beats?

Arrhythmia: A regularly irregular rhythm typically relates to a timed premature beat (either pvc- premature ventricular contraction, or pac-premature atrial contraction). It can occur spontaneously or as a result of extrinsic stressors than result in Adrenalin secretion. ...Read more

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What happens when your heart skips a beat several times a minute?

What happens when your heart skips a beat several times a minute?

Usually nothing: Depending upon the type & frequency. You may experience palpitations but get checked out with a holter monitor to get answers. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get anxious it feels like my heart skips a beat. Is this dangerous?

Sometimes when I get anxious it feels like my heart skips a beat. Is this dangerous?

Heart beats: Premature or late heart beats feel like a skipped or extra beat. The feeling of skipping one beat is very common and within the realm of normal. This symptom you describe happens to everyone! Sustained irregular heart beats that lead to fatigue, fainting and dizziness are unsafe and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've read it is normal if you heart skips a beat or beats late once in a while. Is this true?

I've read it is normal if you heart skips a beat or beats late once in a while. Is this true?

Yes: Very often healthy people will have small irregularities in their rhythm. It is not normal to have significant symptoms from this or for the irregular beats to continue beyond a few seconds - if this is happening then this person should be evaluated by a physician for blood work, have an ekg and may require a holter monitor (looks at rhythm over time). ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 18 yrs old female that her heart skips a beat once a day or twice ??

Is it normal for a 18 yrs old female that her heart skips a beat once a day or twice ??

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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Sometines it fells like my heart skips a beat and I lose my breath for a second then back to normal. Whats wrong?!

Sometines it fells like my heart skips a beat and I lose my breath for a second then back to normal. Whats wrong?!

Skipped beat!: This happens to almost everyone, more to coffee drinkers. If it happens more than 5 times in one minute, mention it to your primary care physician at your next annual. ...Read more

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Hi so lately it feels like my heart skips a beat or i can't breath and it's been going on for awhile what could this be?

Hi so lately it feels like my heart skips a beat or i can't breath and it's been going on for awhile what could this be?

Anxiety : This is stress. It us the constriction of your chest when your breaths are too small and too tight. Many young people fell something is very wrong in their bodies without realizing how much their mind is causing them these symptoms. ...Read more

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When i lay down on my right side it feels like my heart skips a beat and I have to catch my breath. What could cause this ? Is it serious ?

When i lay down on my right side it feels like my heart skips a beat and I have to catch my breath. What could cause this ? Is it serious ?

Probably not: Skipping beats is not uncommon. If you drink caffeine reduce the amount by half. If you smoke, stop smoking. If problem continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feels like heart skips a beat and breath taken away for a second. Could the be anxiety?

Feels like heart skips a beat and breath taken away for a second. Could the be anxiety?

See your doc: It is vital to have a thorough evaluation by your primary care physician to rule out any problems in general and specifically with your heart. Only then is it appropriate to be considering the cause to be only anxiety. Of course, that too is an illness, of the brain. Significant amxiety can be managed with psychotherapeutic and medication treatmemt. ?????talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for heartbeat to be faster when eating? Also why do I sometimes feel my heart skips a beat when i eat?

Is it normal for heartbeat to be faster when eating? Also why do I sometimes feel my heart skips a beat when i eat?

Eating: When you eat you shunt blood to your intestine to facilitate digestion. This can result in increased heart rate to compensate for the redistribution of flow. The palpitations may occur associated with this increase in heart rate. ...Read more