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Enlarged lv systolic connected to painful protruding heartbeat, what to do?

Enlarged lv systolic connected to painful protruding heartbeat, what to do?

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

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My heart beat seems to be much weaker then usual, normally it is protruding and easy to see. What could cause this?

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

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Causes of protruding heart beat? Feel it through pillows, seat, back to point where I have trouble sleeping. Started 4 months ago.

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

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Sometime when I get a skipped heartbeat I get this rush feeling and HR jumps to 130 maximum gradually then comes down from 10-50 secs. (It happens when I'm laying mainly) Is that normal?

Sometime when I get a skipped heartbeat I get this rush feeling and HR jumps to 130 maximum gradually then comes down from 10-50 secs. (It happens when I'm laying mainly) Is that normal?

Monitor needed: I feel that it's important to document what your heart is doing during these symptoms and if an EKG isn't helpful, then a heart monitor can be put on you as an outpatient and can be worn for days until it records your heart rhythm during your symptoms. Discuss this with your physician who can order the monitor. If needed other tests can look for heart or thyroid disorders or reactive hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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My heartbeat is so fast when I lay down?

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My heartbeat is so fast when I lay down?

Dehydrated?: Would encourage consuming more water for a week and then checking your heart rate. If continues, see your doc. ...Read more

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Was laying on left side when I felt a single very hard heartbeat. Immediately sat up and felt another one. Then they stopped. Normal?

Was laying on left side when I felt a single very hard heartbeat. Immediately sat up and felt another one. Then they stopped. Normal?

Generally, yes: It would not be if it occurs frequently. Ask yourself, do I get chest pain with strenuous physically active? Do I get short of breath when I lay down, or with minimal exertion? Have I ever passed out? Do I have a family history of sudden death in the family, including at a young age. If so, you should consider going to a heart doctor. ...Read more

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I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

Maybe. Depends!: Patients often feel their heart beats more at night, not because something happens to them when they lie down (though bad dreams and aggravation can cause palpitations!). It's usually a "signal to noise" issue, i.e., lying down in a dark, quiet room may "unmask" underlying awareness of heart beat because there's less external stimuli to interfere. Talk to your doctor to check 24° rhythm. ...Read more

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My heartbeat goes up by 20 beats from laying to standing with lightheadedness. Does this sound abnormal?

My heartbeat goes up by 20 beats from laying to standing with lightheadedness. Does this sound abnormal?

It might be.: You are describing classic orthostatic changes that often cause lightheadedness or fainting. I would see your doctor of a complete physical examination. ...Read more

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Causes of a visible heartbeat? Becomes noticeable when I lean back/lay down. Very noticeable when sit down after exercise (can feel pounding).new for me?

Causes of a visible heartbeat? Becomes noticeable when I lean back/lay down. Very noticeable when sit down after exercise (can feel pounding).new for me?

May be normal: The heart beat may become visible in very thin individuals, especially lying down. It's also visible when the heart is working harder: after exercise is a normal time to notice it. When the heart is working harder, palpitations are also normal. Other causes: anxiety, fever, anemia, overactive thyroid, stimulants, beri-beri, aortic and mitral regurgitation and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What's it mean when you feel your heartbeat in your stomach while laying on your side?

What's it mean when you feel your heartbeat in your stomach while laying on your side?

Not unusual: Most probably, u r a thin person, & the "side" that u r laying on is the left side. The heart & the stomach lay side-by-side (separated only by the diaphragm), & especially when u lean to the left, the pulsations of the heart can b transmitted to the abdomen. You feel it against the hard surface of the floor. To my knowledge, there's no clinical significance of this symptom/finding. TTYD if worr ...Read more

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What does it mean when you lay in your back and can feel a heartbeat above your belly button?

What does it mean when you lay in your back and can feel a heartbeat above your belly button?

Probably normal: If you are a thin or normal weight person, this is perfectly normal. If you are overweight, it may still be normal, but you should discuss with your doctor and have your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

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While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

The Telltale Heart: You may hear your heart's pulsations transmitted/conducted from the soft tissues and vessels in your neck, but you won't be hearing what a stethoscope picks-up. With your head on your side, you are occluding the ear on that side, barring any outside noise or air movement to that ear. If it is reasonably quiet, the other ear won't be stimulated and the other ear will get magnified from within. Spooky! ...Read more

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Since waking up, my husband is getting severely dizzy with increased heartbeat (goes up 30 plus bpm) when standing, better when laying down; BP is OK.

Since waking up, my husband is getting severely dizzy with increased heartbeat (goes up 30 plus bpm) when standing, better when laying down; BP is OK.

See doctor: This suggests either decreased blood volume (as in dehydration, blood loss, diarrhea) or effective volume (eg vessel dilated from infection, food poison, medications, alcohol, or poor heart circulation) See doctor ASAP if fluids like gatorade or soups did not help. Urgent red flags include: chest pain, shortness of breath, other neural problems, headache, nausea, blood, pain or heart/ulcer history ...Read more

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Laying in bed, can feel my heartbeat in my neck and back of head?

Laying in bed, can feel my heartbeat in my neck and back of head?

Heart aware: Some people are more heart aware than others. Most people do not feel their heart unless they are lying down on the left side. It may be normal for you to feel it in your neck but there are a few abnormalities that could make this a more prominent symptom for you. It would be worth your time to seek an evaluation by a health care provider to exclude anything significant being wrong. Reassuring too ...Read more

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Is it OK to feel a very heavy heartbeat when laying on left side in bed? It feels like im suffocating my heart.

Is it OK to feel a very heavy heartbeat when laying on left side in bed? It feels like im suffocating my heart.

Heart beats: The hart will not be suffocated unless there is a lot of fluid in the sac that surrounds the heart (pericardium), which is usually caused by an infection. It is common to feel the beats of your heart when your are lying down especially on the left side. Next you see your doctor have her/him listen for bruit over your head to make sure everything is OK ...Read more

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Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??

Heartbeat: You may have a thin chest wall thereby enabling you to see your heartbeat. It is normal so not to worry ...Read more

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I'm having an pulse in my lower stomach that goes on and off while laying down. It'll follow my heartbeat then stop after about 15seconds?

I'm having an pulse in my lower stomach that goes on and off while laying down. It'll follow my heartbeat then stop after about 15seconds?

Aorta: You're no doubt feeling your aorta which is palpable in thin people when lying down (supine). You may be additionally feeling premature beats (with a compensatory pause)-normal also. If it bothers you, speak with your trusted provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?

Physical: Always start with a standard history and physical exam/lab. I suspect you either have benign hyperkinetic circulation or high blood pressure, less likely a thyroid issue. See www. Thepmc. Org website to clear the 1st 2. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Pulse in my stomach worries me just started last night. I am 6'7 245 pounds. The pulse matches with heartbeat and I only feel when I lay down.?

Pulse in my stomach worries me just started last night. I am 6'7 245 pounds. The pulse matches with heartbeat and I only feel when I lay down.?

Aorta: You are likely feeling the normal pulse of your abdominal aorta (the main artery in your abdomen), more noticeable when you're laying down. This is common in relatively thin people especially when lying down, and you've probably just become aware of it. That said, you should still see your doctor to have a physical exam, especially checking your blood pressure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I'm not thin, but I can feel my heartbeat from my stomach when I lay down. It worrys me because from what I read it could be and aneuryism worries me.

I'm not thin, but I can feel my heartbeat from my stomach when I lay down. It worrys me because from what I read it could be and aneuryism worries me.

Don't worry: Abdominal pulses are really pretty common. Abdominal aneurysms are not, especially in 19 year olds. Aneurysms take years, even decades to develop in people with high cholesterol and vascular disease. ...Read more

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When I do hard exercise, max workouts I feel really off afterwards...shaky, surroundings move to heartbeat. I don't faint but I feel lightheaded&lay do?

When I do hard exercise, max workouts I feel really off afterwards...shaky, surroundings move to heartbeat. I don't faint but I feel lightheaded&lay do?

Hypoglycemic: Make sure you've eaten some protein before exercising and perhaps even during depending on length and intensity. Also it's super important to stay hydrated before during and after exercise and make sure your electrolytes are not too depleted which can happen when you sweat too much and don't replace essential mineral salts like potassium. An energy drink with electrolytes (like Gatorade) can help. ...Read more

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If I concentrate attention on my heartbeat I can feel it in my chest and stomach while stilling, standing, and most of all laying down. Is this normal?

If I concentrate attention on my heartbeat I can feel it in my chest and stomach while stilling, standing, and most of all laying down. Is this normal?

Yes: If you are paying attention, you can feel your heart beating. There is a thin muscle between your chest and your abdomen (the diaphragm) so you can feel your heart beating in your abdomen too. Be well. ...Read more

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When my child is laying down I can see her heartbeat in her neck and her heart rate was 88 she's 5 is this normal?

When my child is laying down I can see her heartbeat in her neck and her heart rate was 88 she's 5 is this normal?

Likely yes: The pulsations can be normal and the HR you mentioned is normal for her age. Assuming the child has no symptoms, this is likely normal. That said, please seek medical attention if the child has any symptoms or if you are otherwise concerned there is a heart problem. ...Read more