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What do it means when your heart flutters?

What do it means when your heart flutters?

Arrythmia: Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition where heart's conduction system is abnormal and puts you at risk for stroke. You need to see a doc to discuss anticoagulation or ablation and a thalium stress test. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read more

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What do it mean when your baby's heart beats fast.?

What do it mean when your baby's heart beats fast.?

Depends on situation: A babies heart beat is generally going to be faster than an older kid or adult. Fetal heart rate commonly runs in the 130-160 range, a sleeping 1 month old @ 80-160 while active rate varies 85-205. Generally, a faster rate means baby is doing some extra metabolic work, brought on by growth, digestion, illness or many other triggers. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as arrythmias. There are benign kinds (such as psvt, pvc) and more dangerous kinds such as atrial fibrillation. An ekg will give you the answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart skips beats?

What does it mean when your heart skips beats?

Extrasystoles: Usually it means you're having premature heart beats(Pac's, pvc,s) and the skip is actually a pause following the early beat. These premature beats can be caused by caffeine,alcohol,nicotine,anxiety,overactive thyroid or actual heart disease. It's best to get checked with an EKG or heart monitor to identify the heart rhythm and type of extrasystoles and then get other tests or cardiology consult ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart beat is the same as your stomach's beat?

What does it mean when your heart beat is the same as your stomach's beat?

Heart beat: The stomach doesn't 'beat'. It does contract called peristalsis to push food along. This is not nearly so rapid as the heart rate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

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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What does that mean when your heart beats fast, and your just laying there during sex?

What does that mean when your heart beats fast, and your just laying there during sex?

Sexually aroused: A person's heart rate will go up when sexually aroused. Breathing rate also goes up even though physically you're not exerting yourself. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

What does it mean if my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

??: Perhaps nothing. I'd like to know how fast the heart is beating, and is it steady or irregularly irregular. Many normal people have rates in low 100s. A 12 lead electrocardiogram would be most helpful to rule out a significant asymptomatic arrhythmia. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can feel heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean when you can feel heartbeat in your stomach?

Heartbeat in stomach: This sensation can be normal but at times it may signify a bulging out of the aorta or other vessel called an aneurysm of the vessel. This could be dangerous. Best if you make an appointment with your doctor for an examination to check this out. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my heart beats fast all the time?

What exactly does it mean when my heart beats fast all the time?

Needs evaluation. : You are obviously having symptoms when your heart beats fast. There may be many causes of this increase but your thyroid function needs to be evaluated. A holter monitor may be needed to diagnose inappropriate sinus tachycardia or another arrhythmia. Please see a cardiologist or an ep physician soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed ?

What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed ?

Depends on how fast: Denends on how fast the heart is beating If it a concern get it checkd by your doctor as it can be due to Hyperthyroidism or Anemia and heart conditions ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when you can feel the blood pumping around your heart?

Please explain what it means when you can feel the blood pumping around your heart?

Feeling: Since it isn't likely you are feeling what you say, there are lots of possibilities. A clear description of the sensation you are feeling might help an explanation. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does it mean when your heart skips beats?

I was wondering what does it mean when your heart skips beats?

Skips: What is usually happening is an extra beat which feels like a 'skip'. This is very common and doesn't necessarily have any evil import. If you have a lot of extrasystoles(skips), it is worthwhile seeing your dr. To get checked out to be sure there isn't an underlying problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel a pulse in your stomache?

What does it mean when you feel a pulse in your stomache?

Normal: The aorta is the largest artery in your body. It travels against your spine just to the left of the midline. If you are thin and push hard enough you can feel it just like the pulse in your wrist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your heart hurts when you breathe ?

What exactly does it mean when your heart hurts when you breathe ?

Chest pain: Chest pain with breathing should be evaluated by your doc. Could be musculoskeletal or heart or lung related. ...Read more

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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