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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for skipped heart beat?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for skipped heart beat?

How do you feel?: Skipped heart beat affects practically everyone sometimes. If you're aware but not troubled most of the time, there's no need to see a doctor. Causes include caffeine, stress, lack of sleep electrolyte imbalance from diarrhea, vomiting, diet, sweating etc. If you have a known heart disease (eg hx of heart attack or heart failure), it may be more serious and ought be evaluated. ...Read more

Skipped Heart Beat (Definition)

We all probably have minor heart irregularities every day and don't even know it. There may be premature or delayed beats in the course of 100, 000 beats in a day that are of no consequence. The problem may come in if these occur frequently or cause symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Pvcs are benign -- other skipped beats need to be ...Read more


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I had skipped heart beats and went to a doctor and the EKG test came back fine, but my heart still skips occasionally, unsure why?

I had skipped heart beats and went to a doctor and the EKG test came back fine, but my heart still skips occasionally, unsure why?

Monitor: It would be helpful to identify the type of extrasystoles you're having by having an ekg while you're having them or wearing a holter monitor for 24 hours as an outpatient and seeing the extra beats on the tape. In the meantime avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and minimize stress. If you have no heart muscle or valve problems, you're most likely having benign single premature beats. ...Read more

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I have seen lots of doctors and non of them suspect electrolyte imbalance, I have a lot of twitching, skipped heart beat which improves with bananas and headache. What test should I have?

I have seen lots of doctors and non of them suspect electrolyte imbalance, I have a lot of twitching, skipped heart beat which improves with bananas and headache. What test should I have?

Here are some...: After seeing a number of doctors for concerning muscle spam or multiple systemic symptoms, such patients are usually blood-tested for electrolytes. Amazingly, you've self noticed that eating banana has improved your heart skip beat. So, keep use it since it's harmless. Nonetheless, talk with doc and test electrolyte if not done yet. And talk with doc about you concerned. Best wish... ...Read more

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Just got a skipped heart beat after an emotionally intense day. Should I be worried? I normally don't get any!

Just got a skipped heart beat after an emotionally intense day. Should I be worried? I normally don't get any!

No worries: A single "skipped heart beat" is nothing to worry about in an otherwise healthy person. In fact, most people's hearts are skipping or having extra beats many times throughout the day without them even knowing about them. If these symptoms start to become much more frequent or troubling your physician can do an EKG, Echocardiogram, and an ambulatory monitor, but at this point don't worry!! ...Read more

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I have the occasional skipped heart beat. At 45 is this usually normal?

I have the occasional skipped heart beat. At 45 is this usually normal?

Yes: If the heart rate is monitored continuously, almosr everyone will experience a "skipped beat" now and then. If you are experiencing frequent episodes, or sustained episodes lasting many minutes or even longer you should seek further evluation. Also if you experience symptoms like dizziness, fainting, chest pain or other symptoms you should again seek evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skipped heart beat?

What is the definition or description of: skipped heart beat?

Missed beat: We all probably have minor heart irregularities every day and don't even know it. There may be premature or delayed beats in the course of 100, 000 beats in a day that are of no consequence. The problem may come in if these occur frequently or cause symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Pvcs are benign -- other skipped beats need to be defined using an ekg. ...Read more

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Skipped heart beat is it like thumpping?

Skipped heart beat is it like thumpping?

Heart rhythm is: Supposed to be regular, an early beat may cause a pause, but these can be started from atrial sources (flutter, fibrillation or pac's) or ventricle, pvc's. These usually are uncomfortable, but thumping is not how i would describe...But it might be, . ...Read more

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I very occasionally get a skipped heart beat lasts 1-2 secs is this dangerous? Usually feel it when I'm resting!

I very occasionally get a skipped heart beat lasts 1-2 secs is this dangerous? Usually feel it when I'm resting!

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