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What Do It Means When Your Heart Flutters
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Anxiety can cause: As well as cardiac disease although unlikely. ...Read more
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
Interesting: Might have a stenosis of the penile artery. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you have to go to the hospital for checking it out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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