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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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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...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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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read more

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Sometimes I suddenly get palpitations! Like my heart skips a beat! 112 BPM when lay down. Should I tell my GP?

Yes.: An EKG and Holter monitor are non-invasive and can give good information. Lab may be needed for Ca, Mg and K levels if you are on other meds or have loose stools. Treatment at home that works well is Mg (magnesium). For skip beats etc. I use Mag Glycinate or Mag Maleate @ 200 mg 3x/d. [this can cause loose stools so you might only tolerate 400 mg. You can easily take 800 mg. This helps 90% of ...Read more

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Weigh yourself
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Call your doctor if you gain more than 5 pounds
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4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

Needs eval soon: This could be something not serious like an adverse effect from your antihistamine. But it could also be something very serious. Heart beat irregularities occurring that often or multiple times in a row can be serious. You absolutely need to get into your doctor THIS WEEK to have it evaluated. You need a good exam of heart including rate, blood pressure and EKG, and then go form there. MAKE APPT!! ...Read more

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Can palpitations or an arrhythmia cause brief, severe, and rhythmic pain in the heart?

Can palpitations or an arrhythmia cause brief, severe, and rhythmic pain in the heart?

Yes, : Symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of the condition. If the arrhythmia is intermittent and comes and goes, the symptoms develop suddenly, and can go just as suddenly. Symptoms can include: palpitations (an abnormal awareness of your heartbeat). But note: sensations of palpitations are also common in people who do not have an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more

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