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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned If I Feel Like My Heart Is Skipping Beats In Pregnancy

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Should i be concerned because my heart is skipping beats and sounds like this http://youtu.Be/42iahk-zxj0?

Should i be concerned because my heart is skipping beats and sounds like this http://youtu.Be/42iahk-zxj0?

Probably MR: My guess is that as a 16yo f what you have is actually this: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=vl0s_nekc8q an exam by a cardiologist and an echocardiogram can answer this for sure though. ...Read more

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My heart is skipping beats, 55, do I need help?

My heart is skipping beats, 55, do  I need help?

Evaluate: At least you need to be seen and evaluated -- skip beats can be totally natural but in the presence of heart disease, it can deteriorate into other more serious arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Last week i had a regular stress test and the doc said my heart is skipping beats. I have been thru lots of stress recently . Is this dangerous?

Last week i had a regular stress test and the doc said my heart is skipping beats. I have been thru lots of stress recently . Is this dangerous?

PerhapsGetBetterHelp: Stress tests incapable of detecting artery ds until after extremely advanced + ?chances of mi, thus best avoid in favor of optimize NMR particle test, hba1c, BP to abnormally healthy, check echo, get & understand images yourself. Heart beats/rate under brain control 24/7, thousands of orders/sec, thus both emotions (internalized anger/frustration/fears) & heart muscle health important. Seek better. ...Read more

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My blood pressure medicine has been increased in the last six months, now my heart is skipping beats. What should I do? I take four different kinds of medicine for my blood pressure. I am diabetic with 3 stints.

My blood pressure medicine has been increased in the last six months, now my heart is skipping beats. What should I do? I take four different kinds of medicine for my blood pressure. I am diabetic with 3 stints.

See cardiologist: It seems that you have metabolic syndrome and probably overweight. If this applies then minimizing carbs, reducing total calories and salt intake will reduce your bp. See your cardiologist for work up of heart irregularity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pretty much had every test done 4 heart they say its healthy.Y do I continue 2 have palpitations even when im not anxious?Pregnancy making them worse?

Pretty much had every test done 4 heart they say its healthy.Y do I continue 2 have palpitations even when im not anxious?Pregnancy making them worse?

Palpitations: Palpitations are very common among healthy people. The fact that you have palpitations does not mean you have heart disease. Most importantly is to rule out what we call structural heart disease and define the palpitations with either a holter or event monitor depending on frequency. Yes being pregnant can sometimes flare the episodes. Avoid caffeine and stimulants. Please clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

What do heart palpitations during pregnancy mean?

Usually nothing: Palpitations during pregnancy is common. Usually there is no concern and the work up is benign. However, it should be discussed with your physician and worked up on individual basis. ...Read more

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I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

I was wondering are heart palpitations normal during the first week of pregnancy?

Very common: And usually very harmless. If the palpitations are causing you to be dizzy or short of breath, contact your doc to further evaluate. ...Read more

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What heart problems palpitations come secondary to pregnancy? When should we worry?

What heart problems palpitations come secondary to pregnancy? When should we worry?

Faster heart rate: Your baseline heart rate should gradually increase somewhat, throughout your pregnancy. However, you should seek assistance for fast heart rates that start or stop suddenly, or persistently stay faster than expected (e.g. > 100 bpm at rest). Also symptoms of chest pain, dizzy, breathlessness. Getting checked out is always safer. Speak with your doctor and possibly heart rhythm specialist. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

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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Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Heart palpitations in pregnancy worrisome? I have hyperemesis and sometimes when vomiting or randomly I get palpitations.

Should be OK: Palpitations while actively vomiting could be related to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system in that moment. If the palpitations happen in isolation, you might want to see a Cardiologist. Regardless, a heart monitor such as Holter monitor could let us really know what's going on. Can't be too careful during pregnancy! ...Read more

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Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Is Propanolol safe during pregnancy (3rd trimester)? My PCP prescribed it for my racing heart (150-160bpm) and palpitations.

Pregnancy class C: Propranolol is pregnancy class C which mean that risk cannot be ruled out. I would discuss it again with your prescribing doctor to make sure benefits outweigh risks in your situation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) i only notice some when i'm in this position?

Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) i only notice some when i'm in this position?

Yes: If you lay on your left side, your heart actually sits right on your chest wall, and it is much easier to feel/sense your heartbeat, which might have occasional skipped beats. ...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


Skipping Heart Beats (Definition)

A skipping heartbeat is due to an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat, and can be due to ...Read more