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LV enlargement: The key here is to determine why your left ventricle is enlarged? That's the important data that's missing. Separately, a recording of your heart rhythm (24 hr, 48 hr, 30 days or longer) can help correlate your symptom of "painful protruding heartbeat" with your actual rhythm. From this, treatment, if necessary, can be determined. ...Read more
Very protruding heartbeat (more noticeable leaning back).happens in episodes. Don't have anxiety. HR will be in 90's.shake w each beat, body pulsates.
Get examined: You will need a full medical exam and EKG, additionally you may need a 24 hr. Heart monitoring recording. ...Read more
Protruding heartbeat after a round of Biaxin (3 months ago). This 24/7 & I can see & hear my chest move with each beat (HR normal). Many EKG's, stress test, X-ray's, blood fine. Sometimes I get extra beat the doc said benign PVC and anxiety. I?
My heart beat seems to be much weaker then usual, normally it is protruding and easy to see. What could cause this?
Would not worry: Your heart beat would not be easily visible on the chest as you get older, gain weight or develop more chest muscle. Does not mean your heart is weak, unless you are having other symptoms. ...Read more
Causes of protruding heart beat? Feel it through pillows, seat, back to point where I have trouble sleeping. Started 4 months ago.
Exam needed: This could be a prominent pulsation of the aorta which is the largest artery in your body which runs through the torso. It may not be the heart you are feeling although it's not uncommon to feel your heart pulsating on the left side of your rib cage. Get checked for high blood pressure or an abnormal bulge of the aorta (aneurysm), although I won't be surprised if no abnormalities are found. ...Read more
It Varies: Racing heartbeats, or palpitations, may come from a wide variety of conditions. Premature atrial (pacs) or ventricular contractions (pvcs) are common. Supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, ventricular tachycardia all can cause a rapid pulse. Sometimes just the normal rhythm going faster than normal may cause a sensation of palpitations. ...Read more
220-age: Typically, the maximum predicted heart rate would be around 220-age in beats per minute. There is quite a bit of variability in this equation from person to person, but it gives a rough estimate. This applies to sinus (or normal) rhythm, and faster rates are seen in the setting of exercise or stress. Some arrhythmias result in faster heart rates. ...Read more
Many things: Can cause a slow heart beat. The most common are medications such as beta-blockers and some calcium channel blockers. Being athletic can also cause a slow heart beat. Hypothyroidism is a rarer cause. As long as there are no associated symptoms, there usually is not cause for concern ...Read more
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