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Are skipped heart beats dangerous?

Are skipped heart beats dangerous?

Usually not: If you feel a skipping of the heart beat that goes away after only a few seconds, that is usually not dangersous.
Warning signs would be if the skipping persisted for many minutes, or you felt dizzy, lightheaded, short of breath of chest pains. These could be these signs of a more serious type of irregular heart beat. ...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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Are skipped heart beats dangerous if you have normal tests? And can a caffeine drink and anxiety cause a skipped beat? : (

Are skipped heart beats dangerous if you have normal tests? And can a caffeine drink and anxiety cause a skipped beat? : (

No.: There is a benign condition causing skip beats called mitral valve prolapse. A lot of caffeine and anxiety could also cause it. With normal tests, don't worry too much. It feels worse when you focus on it too much, so, relax. ...Read more

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Can being very tired cause a skipped heart beat? Is it dangerous?

Can being very tired cause a skipped heart beat? Is it dangerous?

Usually benign: If causing symptoms should see your doc for an evaluation. They usually are not a problem but for an occasional patient there is a real problem. Can't tell without seeing the patient. ...Read more

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I continue to have skipped heart beats despite taking 20mg of propallonol. Is this dangerous? It happens a few times a day: (

I continue to have skipped heart beats despite taking 20mg of propallonol. Is this dangerous? It happens a few times a day: (

NO: Propranolol is commonly prescribed for skipped beats and definitely helps but never eliminates the problem. Skipped beats are not dangerous. Virtually everyone has them sometimes. Fatigue, nicotine, caffeine and stress can make them worse. Since they're not dangerous, treatment is simply to minimize symptoms. Propranolol is the safest way to do that. More potent drugs carry more risk. ...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

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Just got my meds changed and am experiencing some skipped heart beats is this normal ¬ dangerous? On mirtazipine instead of lyrica (pregabalin)

Just got my meds changed and am experiencing some skipped heart beats is this normal ¬ dangerous? On mirtazipine instead of lyrica (pregabalin)

This is: Entirely possible and may settle out over the next few days....If not check back with your physician. ...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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On days I exercise, when going to sleep I get skipped heart beats about 5 in 1 min. Is this dangerous? All heart tests clear, with occasional PVC/PAC

On days I exercise, when going to sleep I get skipped heart beats about 5 in 1 min. Is this dangerous? All heart tests clear, with occasional PVC/PAC

Probably normal: Many reasons to have PVCs adn PACs.
Would quantify how many over 24 hours or 1 week with a Holter monitor if you have not already done so.
Would check chemistries and thyroid profile.
Could avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine. Would also avoid alcohol. There is a syndrome called the "holiday heart syndrome" and patients can have rhythm disturbances with one drink if predisposed ...Read more

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How normal is it to have skipped heart beats?

How normal is it to have skipped heart beats?

It's very common: Almost everyone will have several skipped beats each day. Stimulants, like caffeine or medications. Can make it worse. Often people are unaware how frequently they occur. ...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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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 to do if I get skipped heart beats when I exercise, should I continue?

What to do if I get skipped heart beats when I exercise, should I continue?

See your doctor: Majority of the time these are pre-mature beats that don't cause any problems. Associated symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, heart racing faster than normal can indicate a more serious problem. Associated medical problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes are factors as well. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...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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Felt some skipped heart beats today after a mini 5 minutes work out should I be worried? Happens rarely now a days!

Felt some skipped heart beats today after a mini 5 minutes work out should I be worried? Happens rarely now a days!

Not necessarily: You don't necessarily need to be worried, but I would check this out if it occurs with any kind of frequency. A heart monitor may be in order. ...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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Just had a skipped heart beat after a few minuts of anxiety should I be worried? My tests are all normal

More tests: I think you should have a basic ekg and possible 24 hr monitor to check heart rate variability. I f these are normal, you should keep an eye if it recurs for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having skipped heart beats that take my breath away for 1/2 second. I get them occasionally but today have had more than 15/hour. Should I worry?

I'm having skipped heart beats that take my breath away for 1/2 second. I get them occasionally but today have had more than 15/hour. Should I worry?

No: This kind of sensation is usually due to early electrical beats of the heart, which are not serious or particularly abnormal. Avoid caffeine and recreational drugs of all kinds. ...Read more

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Are pvcs the common cause of skipped heart beats?

Are pvcs the common cause of skipped heart beats?

Yes: Premature ventricular contractions (PVC) is the technical term for skip beats. ...Read more

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Ate something really salty and had a lot of PVCs / skipped heart beats that night. Could this be related?

Ate something really salty and had a lot of PVCs / skipped heart beats that night. Could this be related?

Skipped heart beats: Electrolyte imbalance can cause cardiac irregularities, Potassium and magnesium are well known for that, not particularly with sodium. Alcohol, caffeine and chocolate can cause skipped beats too.. ...Read more

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Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

No relationship: Gerd can cause heart attack like chest pain but skipped beats usually is a native heart problem which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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Hi I am 21 male. I am diabetic. I am getting a lot of, skipped heart beats. I am also suffering from hypertension. Pls help me.?

Hi I am 21 male. I am diabetic. I am getting a lot of, skipped heart beats. I am also suffering from hypertension. Pls help me.?

High risk: You probably have a type I diabetes mellitus, along with hypertension, you have a high risk for cardiovascular disease -- please ask your family doctor to refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Could not smoking for more than 15 hours cause skipped heart beats it feels like a thump in middle of chest and heart pause for a second...?

Could not smoking for more than 15 hours cause skipped heart beats it feels like a thump in middle of chest and heart pause for a second...?

Yes: It's possible. The usual symptoms of nicotine withdrawal are changes in mood (dysphoria or depression), insomnia, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. Skipped heart beats (palpitations) can occur in normal people. Stress, caffeine, and medications can also cause them. Read about palpitations here http://bit. Ly/1P92Fzz Visit SmokeFree. Gov and http://1.usa. Gov/1wnzfFg ...Read more

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What does "your md mean? " and is it trie that everyone has skipped heart beats or extra beats? Is it normal or unhealthy? I'm so confused now!

What does "your md mean? " and is it trie that everyone has skipped heart beats or extra beats? Is it normal or unhealthy? I'm so confused now!

Heart Beats: It is very common for adults, especially as they age, to have occasional extra or skipped heart beats. It is reassuring that your cadiologistt did all of the tests to rule out disease. I believe my last note was an attempt to reassure you to worry less. ...Read more