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My heart keeps skipping beats? Do I need an ecg?

My heart keeps skipping beats? Do I need an ecg?

Yes: An ECG is a simple, easily accessible and reliable test to diagnose problems with your heart rhythm. Many perfectly healthy people experience "skipped" beats (which in reality are usually "extra" beats) or a fluttering sensation in the chest at one time or another but this should not be a reason to not obtain a medical opinion as to the nature of your sensations. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when i breathe in i feel my heart skip. why?

Heart palpitations, had ECG, Heart Ultrasound and Holter done. Apparently they are benign. But recently when i breathe in i feel my heart skip. why?

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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Im 24 years old i did ECG 6times and holter 24h and everything its okay but i still feel heart skip beats a lot,im scared,i have everyday a lot?

Im 24 years old i did ECG 6times and holter 24h and everything its okay but i still feel heart skip beats a lot,im scared,i have everyday a lot?

Sinus Arrythmia: You had 6EKGs and 24 hour Holter and no abnormality was found, You probably are feeling skip beats which are not really skipped beats ,If you feel your pulse and take a long breath and hold it for few seconds you will feel your pulse slowing and may feel like you skipped a beat , This is called Sinus Artythmia .Heart beat originates in Sinus Node and rate can change inspiration and expiration ...Read more

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Holter,ecg,stress echo,thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

Holter,ecg,stress echo,thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

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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Palpitations two ecgs today and bloods neg for heart still petrified sudden death?

Palpitations two ecgs today and bloods neg for heart still petrified sudden death?

Anxiety: I think you realize you need to take care of this see your dr., dr will check for hyperthyroidism and other conditions. If needed perhaps you can get some psychological help. You certainly have been advised about this. To get relief you're going to need professional treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling sudden heart palpitations. Had ecg 3 months ago came back normal.I get scared n overthink too much.Could be anxiety?

Feeling sudden heart palpitations. Had ecg 3 months ago came back normal.I get scared n overthink too much.Could be anxiety?

Could be: Were you having palpitations when the ECG was done? An intermittent arrhythmia could easily be missed on a single ECG. That said, heart pounding is certainly one physical effect with anxiety. Keep you doctor informed and good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations. Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations.  Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

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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I'm 19. I have heart palpitations that occur sometimes rarely sometimes frequently, sometimes during activity, or rest. Had normal ecg. Should I worry?

I'm 19. I have heart palpitations that occur sometimes rarely sometimes frequently, sometimes during activity, or rest. Had normal ecg. Should I worry?

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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I have seldom palpitations only when i'm anxious or during exercise otherwise i don't feel them. I have normal ECG with no known heart problems (29, m)?

I have seldom palpitations only when i'm anxious or during exercise otherwise i don't feel them. I have normal ECG with no known heart problems (29, m)?

Cardiology: The good news is you are young and the symptoms occur seldomly. However, do you have chest pain, shortness of breath and/or dizziness? If so, this could indicate that your palpitations are more serious and need immediate attention by your doctor. Also if they become more frequent or pronounced seeing your doctor would be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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