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What could be wrong if I can see my heart beating through my chest?

What could be wrong if I can see my heart beating through my chest?

Not unusual: Seeing or feeling one's heartbeat is not unusual, especially in thin individuals. The location of this is known as the pmi, or point of maximum impulse. If no other symptoms, not to worry. ...Read more

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When im still i can see my heart beating through my chest and when i'm working it my chest feels like is exploding and I have hear palpitations.

When im still i can see my heart beating through my chest and when i'm working it my chest feels like is exploding and I have hear palpitations.

Palpatations: You probably have a thin chest wall so that your heart beat seems exaggerated. Also see your cardiologist to make sure you dont have an arrhytmia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your heart beating through your chest?

Is it normal to see your heart beating through your chest?

Abnormal: Nope. Seeing you chest beating in your chest would suggest enlarged heart, in physical exam this could be found with a displaced apical impulse. IN general seeing it would be unlikely thus abnormal ...Read more

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Hi I'm tachycardic on 2.5mg of bisop and since I was diagnosed I can see my chest move a lot when my heart is beating even through my clothes and some?

Hi I'm tachycardic on 2.5mg of bisop and since I was diagnosed I can see my chest move a lot when my heart is beating even through my clothes and some?

Recheck!: Your history suggests that the medication you have been prescribed is not effective at the dosage you are taking. Please contact your Physician ASAP or go to your closest ER. Hope you get well soon. What diagnosis were you given? ...Read more

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I've done allot of tests still can't find out what's wrong. If I feel tightness and fullness my chest especially when I do nothing and cardio I feel like I have to push harder to feel my beat. Can someone tell me which doctor to see ? Lung? Heart?

I've done allot of tests still can't find out what's wrong. If I feel tightness and fullness my chest especially when I do nothing and cardio I feel like I have to push harder to feel my beat. Can someone tell me which doctor to see ? Lung? Heart?

Chest symptoms: Chest symptoms like the ones you described can indicate heart problems or lung conditions. A physician would want more details about your symptoms, medical history, family history, occupation, etc, then decide what sort of tests or treatments were needed. Both cardiologists and pulmonologists can get you started. If it is not clear what is the trouble, heart testing might be the first step. ...Read more

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My heart is constantly pounding through my chest, you can see my shirt moving. It's faster than usual but only about 100 bpm. ?

My heart is constantly pounding through my chest, you can see my shirt moving. It's faster than usual but only about 100 bpm. ?

If you feel: strong pounding - especially if associated with chest discomfort or changes to breathing - has it been medically assessed? ...Read more

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Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Could be, prob. not: In persons with anxiety issues heart palpitations are extremely common. Without knowing your complete health history, i would have to recommend a complete evaluation before just putting it down to anxiety. If it is determined to be from your anxiety, then it is not serious. Doing meditation, yoga, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and decongestants can all help. ...Read more

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I'am 21 y old my problem is i can see my heart beating in my chest it beating normal not fast , is that normal, and i"m skinny my height is 185 cm and

PMI: Yes - what you're seeing is the PMI or Point of Maximum Impulse - the place where in very thin people you can see the heart beat. This is 'normal' and nothing to worry about. Symptoms I WOULD worry about include 'fluttering' of the heart, getting dizzy, passing out etc. Over time if you gain weight - you may not see this any more, although likely you can still feel it with your hand. ...Read more

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Heart beating harder than usual and there is a slight pain in the middle of my chest. What could be wrong?

Heart beating harder than usual and there is a slight pain in the middle of my chest. What could be wrong?

Possibly nothing : The sensation could be many things, including extra heart beats (not typically dangerous) , an arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat), anxiety, or dangerous conditions that cause chest pain like a heart attack or aortic dissection (both much less likely). Try taking your pulse in your neck or wrist while you're having the sensation -- if it's faster than 100-120 /min, go have an ekg done. ...Read more

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Could aortic regurgitation be causing the pounding feeling i get after exercise? heart beats uncomfortably hard and can see heart beating off chest

Could aortic regurgitation be causing the pounding feeling i get after exercise? heart beats uncomfortably hard and can see heart beating off chest

Yes.: Aortic regurgitation (leaking of the aortic valve), if severe enough, can cause palpitations and prominent pulses as well as enlargement of the heart to the point where one can see the pulsations on the chest wall. The degree of aortic valve leaking can readily be seen on an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Tachycardia chest pain breathless and coughing. Everyday all day for the past months, what is wrong? Feels like my heart is beating out my chest.

Tachycardia chest pain breathless and coughing. Everyday all day for the past months, what is wrong? Feels like my heart is beating out my chest.

Allergy or anxiety: If these symptoms were due to a very serious disease, such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack, aortic dissection, pneumonia, etc., the symptoms simply do not linger for months without a catastrophic event occurring. Plus, 23 year olds simply do not have blockages in their coronary arteries or heart attacks. You need to have an ekg, chest x-ray, blood work, and a good physical exam to confirm. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

It's okay: Heart palpitation in young/healthy individuals is usually benign. Often it represents a "skipped beat" or premature contraction. Being able to visualize your heart beating in your chest/stomach is common in thin individuals. If your palpitations continue or you pass out then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I can see my heart beat on my chest, that normal? and yeah i'm pretty skinny

I can see my heart beat on my chest, that normal? and yeah i'm pretty skinny

Yeah probably: it is more of a point on whether this shows an enlarged heart (bad) or a skinny chest (not bad). If the heart pulsation is about halfway between nipple and center of chest that isn't big if the heart border extends out beyond the nipple and/or is 6 cm or more diameter then...might be a problem ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left leg went numb for a minute, 5 hours later I have chest pain below my heart?

What could be wrong if my left leg went numb for a minute, 5 hours later I have chest pain below my heart?

Still numb?: If your leg is still numb, go to an er now. But you say it was only for a minute? That's too short a time to be significant. It's probably nothing. I can't relate it to "a pain below my heart". ...Read more

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35 M with clean cardiac bill of health. When my heart rate increases with activity, I can see my heart beat harder ( see chest moving more). Normal?

35 M with clean cardiac bill of health. When my heart rate increases with activity, I can see my heart beat harder ( see chest moving more). Normal?

Probably normal.: If you are a thin individual it would not be surprising for you to see your cardiac action. If you have been checked out medically you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray and an ECG in January. I can see my heart beat when I look at my chest. And stomache. I'm not thin. 30 years old. Tests not heartIdeas?

I had an X-ray and an ECG in January. I can see my heart beat when I look at my chest. And stomache. I'm not thin. 30 years old. Tests not heartIdeas?

Pulsations: If the chest x-Ray and EKG showed no abnormalities,then the pulsations you observe in your chest Don't necessarily mean that your heart is abnormal. The pulsation in your abdomen is most likely from the abdominal aorta and your Physician can determine whether your aorta is abnormal or should be checked with an ultrasound. My sense is that you're OK. ...Read more